A Love Letter to Superman

Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.

Dear Superman/Clark/Kal-El,

We have never formally met, but we are fated to be together. Oh, I know you’re probably thinking, "but I’m with Lois Lane, silly girl. Have you never read a comic, watched TV, seen a movie, or opened your eyes? Interacted in modern society?” but do you really want a woman who was, frankly, too dim witted to not know who you were because of a pair of glasses? She is supposed to be a world-class reporter for God’s sake! Now, granted, the new series with Amy Adams is redeeming the character slightly . . . but our story has been written long before in the legends of my mind.

I’ve grown up defending you to other geeks who said I wasn’t a true geek, because I liked Superman and that Superman had everything handed to him. Batman had to create his powers. (Let's just ignore Batman’s HUGE inheritance that helped him create everything.) And, while not everyone may have loved the recent retelling of your tale, I think it best shows the way I have always seen you . . . a lost, scared boy who never felt like he fit in. You didn’t have any brothers or sisters, always felt different, and your body, while it had super cool “powers,” was also, sometimes, your own worst enemy. You helped me deal with my struggles, before I knew I was struggling, and to keep going. Every day my body gave out on me, I said - nope! Gotta get up and go . . . and I’d think of you in that pool with the kryptonite wrapped around his chest, fighting to get out, and as cheesy as it sounds . . . I kept plugging away. So, that is why you are Superman to me, not just all the lives you save, but your own personal endurance. And, by the way, why does NO ONE appreciate Clark Kent?! He is the funniest, sweetest, smartest, hottest dork/spaz I have ever seen, and I would marry him in a heartbeat.

Forever yours,

P.S.: Did I mention when I was five we almost met? I tried to jump off our roof, so you would rescue me and we could fly off into the sunset. My plans where thwarted; life has never been the same since.

P.P.S.: Below, you will find our photo for submission to the L.A. Times engagement announcements. I hope you appreciate my tribute to our family crest!

Last modified on Monday, 20 February 2017 19:00

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