Okay, I may be getting into this debate late, but I have to say something being a big comic book fan myself. Granted, I’m more of an independent/Marvel fan than a DC fan … but still.
Superman cannot be emo and dark unless they want to change the ENTIRE superhero universe in DC.
Anyone who is or was a DC fan understands the certain dynamic and flow of the entire universe. Everyone revolves – in some way – around the character of other superheroes. For example, Batman and Superman have this giant relationship where Superman is the “boyscout” and Batman is the “lawless vigilante” of the duo. Superman is the beacon of decency and following the rules. Other superheroes more or less revolved their morality around comparing themselves to Superman.
They could re-write the entire universe and then it would be okay. But a call to turn Superman into an angsty, morally-ambiguous character without changing the entire universe is retarded.
Plus, I’m just plain sick of the Twilight-ization shit going on lately. Same goes for emo, 30-Seconds-to-Mars music bullshit. Apparently, we’ve entered the Whining Age. God damn young people!