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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:30 PM

2013 marks the 80th year that Superman has been part of our culture...

Even though Batman and Wolverine and other imaginary heroes have been at the for front of our mythology, it was the idea of a Superman who came from a doomed planet, he is 100% American.

Why do I bring this up and why here on GD and not in the comic book forum, you might ask.

Because Superman is the ultimate American or rather the Uber American just not in the jack boot way.

Think about it, came from somewhere else, was raised on a small farm in a small city in an agricultural setting. He was raised on a farm and so he saw the wonders of and brutalness of nature. He had level headed parents who gave him a sense of right and wrong as well as a healthy respect for authority.

Then think about this, he was created by two kids here in Cleveland that saw the need of a hero who would stand up for the little guys who were being battered by the big guys.

He brought to the country what they were screaming for, in a word, Justice.

I know he is not as cool as the other imaginary heroes that make up our modern mythology, but he's still there, fighting for truth, justice and the American way...

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WCGreen Nov 2012 OP
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
graham4anything Nov 2012 #3
TlalocW Nov 2012 #4
WCGreen Nov 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #6

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:32 PM

1. K&R - nt

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:35 PM

2. I've never seen him that way...

until now.

Your points are well-taken.

Thanks, Chris!

K&R

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. not to mention, George Reeve always was and is Superman

 

though Christopher Reeves was great as Superman too, but not as good as George was.

and Superman, like Jesus, is Jewish.(like His creator(s).

and it's too bad we didn't have something like his x-ray vision to get rid of all guns nationwide, both legal and illegal. One look and poof they are melted like the wicked Witch.
Superman, fighting for truth justice and against the NRA for the good of mankind.

Sure wish though Kevin Smith would have directed a new movie like he wanted to.

Closest thing on earth to Superman, of course, is President Obama.



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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

4. You're off on the number of years

And it depends on what you consider his anniversary.

He was created in 1932 but not published until 1938. So you either missed it by a year, or we've got just over 5 years to go.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:34 PM

5. I thought it was 1932 as well...

But....

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had initially created a bald telepathic villain bent on dominating the world, in the short story "The Reign of the Super-Man" in Science Fiction #3, a fanzine Siegel published in 1933. Siegel re-envisioned the character later that year as a hero bearing no resemblance to his villainous namesake, with Shuster visually modeling Superman on Douglas Fairbanks Sr., and his bespectacled alter ego, Clark Kent, on a combination of Harold Lloyd and Shuster himself, with the name "Clark Kent" derived from movie stars Clark Gable and Kent Taylor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman

I chose to go with these numbers because they reflected the times.

I am a comic book fan from way back and I checked before I used 1933. I had planned the post to be 80 years old this year, but that would not be true....

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:13 AM

6. Kick!

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