Saturday, December 12, 2009

Superman Secret Origin isn’t that Secret

I flipped through Ash’s first issue of Superman Secret Origin, and I couldn’t figure out what the big secret was. There wasn’t anything new in the story. An alien baby was found and raised by a Kansas couple who apparently didn’t have to explain their new son to social services.

They name their kid Clark Kent, and he is faster and stronger than all of the other children. When Clark hits puberty, he shoots lasers from his eyes, which is probably a euphemism for something else. The only thing new to the Superman saga that I saw is that Clark’s dad is an optician in addition to being a farmer. He made Clark some Grant Wood-style glasses made with Kryptonian crystals. The special alien material prevents little Superman from setting things on fire when he gets frisky.

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