“If anyone in the world’s been bullied, then Superman exists to take out the bully, no matter how big or smart or armed that bully might be,”
“A lot of people were losing their jobs and losing their livelihood [in the 1930s], and a lot of people were realizing there was corruption in high places,” Morrison said. “I think we’re at that time again.”
“Superman is just a guy who is very young at this point, and he has big ideas about what is right and wrong, and he has the power to implement those ideas.”
Superman doesn’t have the elderly Kents urging him to make nice with the world.
“It means that he can maybe go a little too far. To a certain extent, he enjoys being on his own because no one can get hurt and it’s all down to him. But at the same time, that means there’s no limit on him as he loses his temper.”
“So what we’re trying to do is bring back that proactive Superman, but also allow him to change and to make these mistakes and to get beaten up a bit, and to have to come back and rethink his mission,”
“I wanted to see him sweat a little and to bleed a little, and to restore him to a kind of humanity that we could all understand before moving him on.”