Friday, August 2, 2013
Man of Steel
I hadn't drawn any superhero stuff in a long time, so for the hell of it, I thought I'd give it a shot. As I was sketching this, I decided to read Action Comics #1 for the very first time (yes, I know...). I was surprised to discover that Superman's first appearance in comics was as much (if not more) about his life as Clark Kent as it was about being Superman. And that his first exploits as the Man of Steel weren't about giant robots or even bank robbers--instead, Superman gets a pardon for a woman put on death row for a murder she didn't commit, takes out a man who was beating his wife, and defies his editor's orders to stir up some dirt in a South American country, and instead goes to Washington DC to take on a crooked lobbyist. An eye-opener!