Has DC Turned Superman Into A Second Rate Character?


2010 was a great year for DC Comics. Was it a great year for Superman?  
 
Personally, I don't think so. In fact outside of the New Krypton arc what exactly did Superman do of note in 2010? I know he's currently walking across America in his ongoing title but I don't think that's a fitting story for the most iconic DC character of all time. With all of the Batman titles, Green Lantern titles and several upcoming Flash stories has the Man of Steel been turned into a second rate character?  
 
I'm afraid that he has. Even one of his former titles Action Comics has been turned over to his arch enemy Lex Luthor. This after it spent much of the year focusing on two Kryptonians Nightwing & Flamebird who aren't even around anymore. Even his own title Superman was turned over to Mon-El, a Daxamite who like Nightwing and Flamebird isn't currently in the DCU. There's even a new Justice League that apparently didn't have a spot for him.
 
I expected Superman to return to his former status as DC's #1 hero after the death(again) of many of his fellow Kryptonians. With a new DCU full of so many Bat-titles, Green Lantern titles and upcoming Flash crossovers I'm hoping the Man of Tomorrow can return to his former glory.
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