As teenagers, my husband and I would drive down Route 6 between North Truro and Provincetown on the Cape with the windows down, the sunroof open and “Superboy & Supergirl” by Tullycraft blaring from the speakers. I have to assume that song was inspired by arguably the greatest superhero of all time: Superman.
I say arguably because no comic book has ever commanded so great a price; Monday, the first Superman comic, Action Comics #1, was auctioned off for $1 million. Considering the challenging economy and that the previous high for another edition of Action Comics #1 was $400,000, this sale price speaks volumes – who has a better reputation than Superman?!
WBZ personality John Keller gave Superman a nod yesterday on his blog and morning broadcast. Papas5 commented on Keller’s blog: “I…have seen [Superman] go through a number of different changes but the core of his character remains. Someone who chooses the right thing to do, adopted a code of ethics and stayed true to it, has the power to conquer the planet and instead chooses to defend it…He represents an ideal that many aspire to…”
Imagine the reputations businesses and other organizations would have if they followed this advice. Superman makes it look so easy – able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!