Sometime during the DragonCon of 2005 I was standing in line at the Dairy Queen in the still not large enough to handle the crowd at DragonCon food court waiting to get myself and my wife something to eat. In front of me was Superman and Spider-Man, or at least two guys dressed as Superman and Spider-Man. The costumes were dead on though and it left me wondering, “If Superman and Spider-Man were eating at a Dairy Queen what would they eat?” A little while later I got a picture of the dude in the Superman costume. It looked a lot like this.
The next day I was working my shift at the Titan Games and Comics booth in the dealer’s room (as they paid my way in that year) and Chuck (the most dangerous man in funny books) points a customer in my direction. It was a guy looking for Superman covers for a proposal or something that he was putting together and darn it all if it wasn’t the guy who I stood behind in Dairy Queen and snagged the photo of.
We talked Superman for a long time and continue to do so online off and on about various things, usually Superman but also his adventures out in California.
So why am I posting about Damian?
Because he needs your help!
Damian is jockeying for the honor of being the official Superman for the upcoming Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill. This year they are looking for a new Superman to meet and greet fans and pose for pictures and I am of the opinion that that Superman should be Damian.
It’s not just that he’s a buddy of mine. Damian carries himself very well in the costume and has put a lot of time and money into his various Superman costumes. He’s a great guy and I think he deserves your support.
Oh and those covers I mentioned yesterday. Yeah, they’ll be up tomorrow.
More to follow…