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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ordinary People Change The World: Because We Can!

Thursday, September 04, 2008 Posted by Unknown , , , , No comments

So it's no secret to anyone who has listened to me talk about comics that I'm not the biggest fan of Superman. I won't go into the specifics on why I don't like the character, but let's just say he's my least favorite of the original seven JLA.

However, I know a good cause when I see one, and the one that Brad Meltzer has created is a great one.

After doing research for his book "The Book of Lies", Brad realized that no one was taking care of the Siegel house. This was the house that Jerry Siegel lived in as a boy, and the location where he came up with the character of Superman. Without this place, without that man, comics wouldn't be what they are today, and the landscape of pop culture would be very very different.

That is why, we must do everything in our power to help preserve it.

I don't think that any of us can fly like Superman, lift a freight train, or shoot lasers out of our eyes. But that's not what makes Superman such an iconic character. It's the morals and values that he is. He chooses to put on the cape and save the world every day to inspire ordinary people to do great things. And with Mr. Meltzer's charity, we can prove to Jerry Siegel that his creation did in fact inspire ordinary people to change the world.