Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Walking with Superman: Day 223

Yesterday was February 28th. In some years, that would make today Superman's birthday. This is not one of those years, though Clark would typically do a little quiet celebrating anyway. But this year, among the paradoxical sand dunes and quiet solitude of Alaska's Kobuk Valley National Park, not so far from his own Fortress of Solitude, Superman finds it hard to work up the enthusiasm. After losing Pa, after losing Zor-El and Alura, after losing Chris and Mon-El again, after losing New Krypton and thousands of his people, after being betrayed by his in-laws and his country, after so much death and destruction, the Man of Steel can't seem to justify celebrating his own life. But when the characteristic hum of a JLA transporter cuts into the sounds of nature, it turns out that plenty of other people are willing to pick up the slack.

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