Basically a virtual scrapbook of everything I like from the net and random ideas following through my brain.
This little girl is going to kick a lot of ass and make a lot of sense very soon.
Right on the heels of their PHENOMENAL Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor, Big Chief Studios fully reveals their UNCANNY and ASTONISHING David Tennant, The Tenth Doctor. This thing is seriously unreal.
DAY 06: Childhood hero
This was tough, being a child of the 80s it was a weird time for children’s programming. We had a lot of really cool stuff like Thundercats, GI Joe, Voltron, Robotech but if you really look at how long those programs ran, there isn’t any longevity to them. A lot of them ran for one year if not less. I remember playing Luke Skywalker or playing Spider-Man but while I love those characters none of them really were heroes to me as a kid, I like them but I didn’t want to be them.
Then I remembered some old photos my mom had with me holding this toy, multiple ones actually so apparently I carried this around and other pictures of me in Superman shirts and even a couple with that wonderful towel tied around your neck imagery that most kids have.
The odd thing is Superman isn’t my favorite, in my top 5 for sure but I don’t have any strong feelings on the character. I like him, read the comics but don’t get rabid when changes are done to him or his costume or his origins like some of my friends, yet as a kid that feeling was quite different, reciting his origins from memory to anyone who got them wrong. He seemed like he could do anything and that was amazingly appealing. The Christopher Reeve films were in full swing and I can remember the majesty of seeing a man fly on screen. He could fly where he wanted, he was almost invincible save Kryptonite and he fought for Truth, Justice and the American Way. He was iconic to the point that as a kid you wanted to be him, you wanted to put your hands on your waist and puff out your chest, ready to take on anything. It’s almost a rite of passage to love Superman and even as I watch Landon in a Superman t-shirt, I realize that the character is more important than your favorite, it’s almost like your first real taste of a superhero, the man who could do anything.
I remember losing this toy more times than I can count and remember Chrissy once surprising me for Christmas or an Anniversary with one of these still in its carded packaging. So while I prefer a ring from Oa or the billionaire in a suit of armor, Superman is still one of those character that you can’t help but smile at because of how embedded he was into your childhood.