- Once again we get a pretty crass opening. This isn’t surprising but man is it getting annoying. Yes it is odd to be annoyed by something that happened nearly twenty years ago but I have been reading a lot of these articles for the first time so my reactions are fresh even if the material is not. It makes me sad that we really haven’t gotten past this sort of patronizing subtext to any national story about the Man of Steel.
- Hey, a reference to the old Batman series. That was surprising to see in a story about comic books from this time period and when I write, “surprising” I mean surprising in that not at all sort of way.
- Once again we get the Mike Carlin, “We don’t know what death means to a Kryptonian,” quote. It is getting to be comforting at this point.
- This article was from the Springfield News-Leader, a paper out of Spingfield, Missouri. J. David Weter (host of PADSMASH: An Incredible Hulk Podcast and co-host of Superman in the Bronze Age with Charlie Niemeyer as well as Green Lantern’s Light with Michael Bradley and some guy named Jeffrey Taylor.) sent this to me. David is a great guy, a huge Superman fan and a good friend. Thanks, David!
Next week: More Doomsday related “fun”.
I am starting to feel uncomfortable calling it fun because Superman died and all but the responses I have been getting to these posts have been amazing (so keep them coming) and it has been a real treat to take this trip down memory lane. So it is fun in a weird way.
More to follow…