Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dear Superman

Out today: The Josh Elder (writing) and Victor Ibanez (art) story "Dear Superman," part of Issue 10 of Adventures of Superman.

While we're on the subject of "Dear Superman," the theme of writing letters to Superman has come a couple of times in my research. I found it in Joseph Torchia's epistolary novel The Kryptonite Kid, published in 1979, I think. It's about a boy's letters to Superman, in which he describes his troubles.

There are also Superman # 64.

I'm not going to get into the whole Superman and Santa Claus thing. Maybe when the Holidays are closer.

Finally (at least for now), there's this essay by E.C. Myers from Fantasy Magazine. It reads, in part:

Superman, you’ve saved more of us than you will ever know and we need you now more than ever. None of us is as invincible as we think we are. We are never as strong or as noble as we would like to be. We are not as selfless and caring as we should be, nor do we always know the limits of our own abilities. Help each of us to recognize our failings and give us the power to overcome them.

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