Ran across this bit of fun:

Quote:
Superman is an American Symbol, though; notwithstanding his humble beginnings at the hands of Siegel and Shuster, Superman was sold to the American public by a company who couldn't care less for "courage and humility," and stands as the successful marketing of pop mythology, and like a political candidate who offers image, bombast, and demagoguery over substance and ideals, Superman has come to stand for values he never consistently realized as a creation. He's the ultimate America icon -- he can be sold, marketed, and merchandised, whose image can be replicated on everything from pillowcases to beach balls to underwear.

The rest of the essay.
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