Okay, you fanboy readers of mine. Here's your chance to prove your mettle and impress us. Can anyone help my good friend:
"For a final project in my women in lit class I am
going to write a series of poems in the voice of clark
kent. Let me explain; in four poems by lucille clifton
she addresses superman in a way that forces the reader
to think about how superman chose the people he saved.
Not the "new" superman but the classic action comics
character. Unlike batman or other superheroes,
superman never went after the low crooks, clifton
actually accuses him of being afraid of the crooks and
But anyway, I wanted to see if you know of
any papers (a friend's thesis maybe?) that analyze the
social and psychological aspects of the older
superman/clark. I would like to answer clifton's poems
as superman, as if the poems were sent to him and they
engaged in a correspondence. So any info you have on the inner workings of the caped one would really help out."
Yes, the above is representative of the emails I receive from my friends. What I get for writing my masters thesis on Catwoman :)
He's already found this website, which is hysterical.
Post away, comic geeks!!!