Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Death of Superman

One of the most tragic and comic book world altering events was the Death of Superman. The legendary Man of Steel who saved the world time and time again from greedy, sinister villains was killed in the Death of Superman series. Superman who continues to be every child's favorite hero was born in 1938. This was a crucial time where many Americans needed a super hero, someone to let them know that everything would be alright and that they were protected. It is interesting that the birth of superman can at a time when the Second World War was erupting.

Despite being a comic, there was certainly a lot of political backdrop. Where kids saw superman as a cool hero that was super strong and could do anything, adults noticed the parallels of Superman breaking through the Iron Curtain which symbolized the Soviet Union. Kryptonite was Superman's only weakness. Other than that he was indestructible. So why did Superman have to die? Some speculate that he was no longer an interest to the public...well tell that to the millions of people that go to ComicCon festivals and the new superman movie coming out.