Thursday, October 1, 2009

Superman Musings

I've been on a bit of a Superman kick lately.

My wife and I recently started re-watching the T.V. series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from the mid-1990's. Surprisingly, it hasn't been as cheesy as I expected it to be. I loved the show when it first aired, but I was in Middle School then and I my tastes in entertainment of changed, as have the quality standards for T.V. dramas (at least in my opinion). On top of this, I've also been trying to get caught up on Season 8 of the CW series Smallville - again, about the life of Superman.

Like I said, I'm on a Superman kick.

Which brings up the age old question. How in the world does anyone not realize that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person? Seriously, a pair of glasses alters his face so much that nobody can tell the mild mannered reporter is really the Man of Steel? Oh how I wish I could go back in time and plead with Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to just give the guy a mask! Or wear some sort of disguise as Clark Kent like a phony mustache or something! Anything but a mere pair of glasses! But alas, that's the legacy we have to deal with.

It makes me wonder, if Superman were created today, how different might the character be? Any thoughts?

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