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Old 12-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #97
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Default Re: What was Mark Waid's issues with the 1986 retelling?

Originally Posted by TruerToTheCore View Post
"I think I remember Byrne telling me once that he had watched the first Superman movie over 1,100 times." - Jim Shooter
John Byrne said in Comics Interview #57 (1980):

Seeing Superman: The Movie 39 times is much more believable than 1,100 times.

I think it's obvious. Byrne wasn't really working from the comics - the Superman comics he's read as a child were mostly World's Finest
John Byrne said in Comics Interview #57 (1980):

I also remember a John Byrne quote (which I cannot find at the moment) were he said that he did base his Superman on the version people were familiar with, not the Golden Age version.
He did base his Superman reboot on the most popular versions people were familiar with, including the Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves and Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie, and he also based his Superman on the Golden Age Siegel version and included characters from the Silver Age and Bronze Age as well.

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