I'm going to start off by copping to the fact that I'm a massive fan-boy. I started reading comic books as a very young kid, at probably 7 or 8 years old. I discovered a bunch of old comics in the basement at my grandmother's house, presumably they were my dad's and his brothers'.

There were a lot of war comics and racing comics, but hidden within this cardboard box, were several Superman and DC Superman-related comics; Superboy, Legion Of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane (YES Lois had her own book, and so did Jimmy Olsen!) among others. Reading those comics had a huge impact.

As I grew older I used every penny I had to purchase comic books. Marvel, DC, and even a few Charelton comics (anyone remember E-Man by Steve Ditko?). I had subscriptions to 12 or 13 titles as I careened through my teen-age years, and I even owned a collectibles and comic book shop in St. Cloud for a short period of time.

So yeah, I have some wicked nerdy knowledge of superheroes and their ilk. Which is why I'm thoroughly convinced that the new Man of Steel movie is going to suck donkey balls.

Now I will caution you that some of what you're about to read could be termed as SPOILERS. I've been keeping track of the rumour mill on this film for about a year now and I can tell you there's A LOT OF RUMOURS. Holy crap, are there a lot of rumours and speculation.

For example, there's a guy who claims to have a brother who's friends with director Zach Snyder, and he's dropping massive bombs from the film over at Cosmicbooknews.com. Then there's one of my favorite writers (Rob Bricken), over at one of my favorite websites (iO9.com), who is pretty much on the same page as I am about this train-wreck of a movie.

Ok, so enough of the 'here's my sources' bullcrap, let's get to it. Again, I warn you, there may be massive spoilers ahead, so if you want to go into the movie clean, STOP READING NOW. I'm not saying any of this stuff is true, but if it is, you'll be pissed at me for not warning you.

Here we go...