posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 09:13 AM
I have to agree with you in that I also believe that Superman is the greatest comic book character/superhero. Of course, my opinion is rather biased.
Superman comic books were the first "serious" comic that I had ever read. Naturally, as a little kid, I started off reading comics that were truly
"children's books". You know the sort of titles that I mean; Richie Rich, Casper, Archie. But one day I picked up a comic from my older
brother's pile of comics. It was a Superman comic book.
Getting "into" the Superman character was easy. A young kid growing up in the late fifties and early sixties, I was entirely familiar with the
Superman saga through watching the Superman television show. George Reeves was Superman and I was engrossed in this man from another planet, Krypton.
Though I have to admit that I could never understand why every crook and criminal always aimed for the big red "S" on his chest when they would
fire their guns. As a kid, I was always wondering what would happen if the criminals shot their guns aiming at Superman's head or something. All
right, perhaps this is a bit bloodthirsty of me but, hey, I grew up in Detroit!
Anyway, Superman was the best comic book character ever. I will add that I did start reading Batman comic books as a natural progression in my thirst
for adventure and fantasy. And, I must admit, that Batman is certainly a wonderful character and one that is close to my heart but, all in all,
Superman is the greatest not only for his amazing powers but also because he was my initiation into the world of comic book fantasy.