It's all right, You can all sleep sound tonight
But lately I have to admit it's rubbing off. I loved Superman: Red Son, and particularly enjoyed the interplay between Batman, earth's coolest human superhero, and Superman, the Übermensch who acts almost in a "Father Knows Best" fashion towards us frail mortals in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
That's why I particularly enjoyed the post from Waiter Rants on The Man of Steel. To Quote in part:
It's an excellent summation of the links between ancient dying god myths and modern superhero legends, particularly Superman. One quote that has stuck with me, though I don't know who it came from, was (paraphrase) that "Batman is Bruce Wayne's alter-ego. He puts on a cape and pretends to be stronger than he is. Clark Kent is Kal-El's alter-ego. He puts on a pair of glasses and pretends to be weaker than he is. Clark Kent is Superman's commentary on the human race."