Monday, July 19, 2010

That's about right

Just finished reading Superman #701, "Grounded: Part one."

I'm still not overly convinced that this storyline is worth a full 12 issues, as is would seem every issue will be a repeat of this one, in one form or another. It just seems like a rather low-key concept to hang a full year of stories on.

However, when I read this:

"To be a hero--and I'm not saying I am one. I'm just saying--is to live you life in a small cell who's bars are the principles and rules that define what you will and won't accept.




On the night they threw Henry Thoreau in jail for civil disobedience, a friend came to see him, saying 'Henry what're you doing in here?'

Thoreau said, "No, the question is what are you doing out there?"

If I am lucky enough, privileged enough to live in that cell, to serve in that box with the word hero written on it--Then I say to you, from somewhere deep inside that box--what are you doing out there?"

When I read that, I know I've read something by a writer that gets Superman.

Mr. J. Michael Straczynski, you've earned at least a couple more issues from this reader.

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