Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Walking with Superman: Day 154
Clark Kent has always been a thoughtful gift-giver, especially when it comes to his wife. Lois Lane is one of very few people on the planet whose Christmas presents include jewelry from the moon and music from the future. But she's made it a tradition in recent years to ask her husband of steel to get something a little more down-to-Earth, to spend a little time shopping at a store instead of crushing coals in a volcano. Clark has, naturally, indulged the request. If he's going to shop in a store, though, he might as well shop at the best, and so he's come to Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, the mecca of high-class shopping. And the devout capitalists seem to have all picked today to make their pilgrimage. Between the crowds and the price tags, the Man of Steel finds himself in over his head, and that's before he sees a strange necklace in the window at Tiffany'...a strange necklace with a familiar, glowing red jewel. And suddenly, it looks like Christmas shopping is a job for Superman--that is, Superman Red and Superman...Green?! In this case, two heads might not be better than one, and if the Red and Green Supermen don't pull themselves together, then they're going to have a very blue Christmas!