(Plus one really good one.)
Superman’s Birthday is on Wednesday, February 29 at Captain Blue Hen Comics. Watch for details.
Does the Metropolis Marvel need anything? We think we have the right answer, but we had to go through some brainstorming first.
What do you get for Superman?
A Model of the Bottle City of Kandor
I don’t know about this gift, Wonder Woman. It seems to be a representation of some bad times for Supes. Plus, things may be different on Paradise Island, but in the rest of the world, the recipient of the gift unwraps it.
An Endorsement Deal
Clark seems a little unhappy with this “Superman Store”. That’s because it’s all bootlegged! He’s not seeing a dime! For all that Superman has done for the Earth, I think he should own the licensing and get a little kickback for all those t-shirts and toys.
Maybe Superman doesn’t want money from all of those products. He doesn’t need cash. The Man of Steel also does not need adulation, but why not give it to him? Statues are boring–make it fun. Superman Land is for the children! (As ODB might say.)
A Little Lovin’
Obviously Big Blue can’t walk into any barber shop to get his ears lowered. Supes is forced to cut his own near-indestructible hair. Have you ever tried to cut your own hair? It ain’t easy. Imagine you had to use mirror-reflected heat vision to trim your coif? It’s a wonder he can keep so neat.
Look, you can’t just have a loose key laying around for the Fortress of Solitude…you know what? This is not a good idea at all. Sure, the Last Son of Krypton could carry this key on his belt with no problem, but there’s no way this thing is getting lost. Why should he carry it around? Just silly, but we’re brainstorming here!
A Day Off
Clearly the guy is overextended. There is always a job for Superman. Look up there, he’s stressed out! The Justice League or the Legion of Super-Heroes or the Green Lantern Corps would have to agree to cover for him. But let’s face it, this was a moment of unusual weakness, Supes would never agree to give up his responsibilities.
Get Rid of Jimmy’s Watch
Jimmy Olsen is supposed to be Superman’s Pal. A pal doesn’t constantly ask for favors. And doesn’t this kid realize how many other people need Superman’s help? Jimmy is probably the reason Superman ended up in tears. But Supes is the one who gave Jimmy the watch, so it’s up to him to take it away.
This is really an extension of the “Jimmy Watch” suggestion. Sure, this is a pretty cool set of buddies. Who wouldn’t want a mermaid and a super-powered monkey among their circle of friends? But look at this group–every one has caused trouble and turmoil in the life of Kal-El.
OK, there are a couple of halfway decent ideas up there, but we have an idea that we can all do on February 29th. Superman doesn’t need anything, but he would want you to do something for some real heroes.
Bring comics and graphic novels in this month and we will send them to the troops overseas!
We think that will put a smile on his face.