It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

Ok, so the new [tag]Superman[/tag] movie is out, and no, I haven’t seen it yet.  I never dug Superman when I was in my comic book consuming phase as a kid.  The whole premise just annoyed me – he’s invulnerable.  Gee, I wonder how this comic will end?

Alright, I know, it’s a given that all super heroes are absurd constructs.  [tag]Batman[/tag] is really the only plausible super hero because he’s just a crazy rich guy.

Anyway, I didn’t really get Superman until I was older.  If Batman is crazy then Superman is batshit loony.  Why?  Well, ok, just think about the challenges [tag]Kal-El[/tag] has living on earth.  And if you can’t quite contemplate them some kind denizen of the net has reprinted [tag]Larry Niven[/tag]’s brilliant essay on the subject, Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.


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