Man of Steel

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I decided to let you take a break from introducing myself from my book and look at something current.

Like many boys from my generation, I was enthralled with comic books. Visits to the barber shop were much more tolerable upon finding a table laden with comics there. I even spent some of my hard earned allowance on my own comics. I appreciated visits to my cousin, Kenny, who owned hundreds. Favorites were Superman, Spiderman, Daredevil and The Fantastic Four. These had a profound effect on me, instilling a desire to be more than who I felt I was, to be the hero myself. There also was an important lesson that one person can make a difference. They encouraged me to enjoy reading and added to my vocabulary. Doubt I would have ever learned such words as nemesis, impervious, and invulnerable without them.

Superman seemed to be the most virtuous comic book character. He always did right, never shirked his duty and put others before himself.  I, for one, am glad he is back in the limelight. How about you? Who were your favorites?

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