Monday, May 30, 2011
Walking with Superman: Day 313
Superman is in Charleston, South Carolina's Hampton Park, where heroes of every sort have gathered for Memorial Day, to honor those who have given their lives in service. Everyone from the Justice Society to the local chapter of the Veterans of Alien Wars is on-hand to share stories and pay their respects to the fallen. While Wildcat recalls an undercover mission of non-powered heroes into Nazi-occupied Europe to destroy the Spear of Destiny, Ma Hunkel relates a tale of the women's home front. J.A.K.E. 2.0, in a rare appearance since his post-WWII retirement, shares a story of the Pacific Front, Dinosaur Island, and the Viking Commando! Superman reveals his brief time-tossed team-up with Capt. Storm's Losers, and Immortalia talks of her past lives, fighting in nearly every war on American soil from the French-and-Indian onward. Finally, Bloodwynd tells of his own ancestor, one of the first to guard the Blood Gem, who was present at the first Decoration Day on this very spot, in 1865.