Superman in the real world

Saturday Morning Breakfast shows us what Superman Returns merely hinted at: that the twentieth century had problems other than crime-fighting for which his powers would come in quite handy. In this hilarious online comic strip (excerpted below), Zach Weiner establishes the first biographical trajectory for the superhero that makes any kind of historical sense, and that puts to shame even the best ‘what-if’ scenarios from DC Comics (including great works like Superman: Red Son). I especially love how matter-of-fact these guys are when Superman observes that his new job isn’t really as much fun as fighting crime used to be: “You know what I miss? Food. That’s what they’ll say in Bangladesh if you stop.” (Via Gerry Canavan.)

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