Why I love Superman
Superman is an under appreciated character.
And I could talk about this for hours. I will FIGHT YOU is you tell me that Superman isn’t a good character.
Ready? Here we go.
Let’s start at the beginning. Superman was created in 1938 by two young men, immigrants. Superheroes had not entered popular culture yet, and the idea of Superman, an alien living on Earth disguised as a reporter, was turned down countless times. When they finally got the idea accepted, and the first comic strips were released, Superman immediately rose to fame.
Superman stood for the people. Anybody and everybody was worth saving to him. He tried to see the best in everyone.
He became a part of culture. He fought alongside the troops during World War 2. He saw the horrors of war, the confusion of the 60s, the turmoil of the 70s, the ups and downs of our culture. He’s existed for almost 100 years. His symbol, the “S”, is the second most recognized symbol next to the Christian cross. Without him, modern Superheroes as we know them may not exist. He’s a part of our history, our present, and our future.
Now, my favorite part about Superman.