And doesn’t he still look good for 87… it’s a flight of fancy on Superman’s Day.
This day in 1934 The Man of Steel burst into public consciousness in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1.
As we all know Kryptonite Kal-El exploded into the Mid-American wheat fields if Smallsville.
A man can fly
The Beynon Canyon is pivotal in the Clark Kent story.
It is here that Martha and Clark bury his adopted father Jonathan and the young Kent decides to leave for Metropolis.
Another better-known canyon, the Grand Canyon, hoves into view when Superman saves the day.
And Daily Planet photographer Jimmie Olsen from the crumbling Hoover Dam. And trust me a good Press photographer is hard to find.
On the right track
We all know too that Superman flew through the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
While Metropolis we all automatically associate with New York.
How could we not when Clark and Lois go for a night-time spin around the Statue of Liberty?
And we would be right to see NY as Supes’ town… in parts.
The Daily Planet where Clark works can be found at the art deco News Building, 220 East 42nd Street.
Superman’s origins may lie somewhere entirely different, the Eiger in Switzerland and Friedrich Neitzsche’s imagination.
Man of Letters
Of course we have all channeled our own Superman on the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Universal Orlando.
Before back to work as the pictures show.
And as then as now… of course Superman is a man of letters too, a journalist.
So I’ll continue to be inspired by The Man of Steel and enjoy a flight of fancy on Superman’s Day.