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Quote of the Day | Superman as ‘a beautiful idea’

From "All-Star Superman" #10, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

“In terms of 20th-century popular culture, he captures the notion of a Platonic ideal of the good. When Superman is done well, I am not embarrassed to call him a beautiful idea.”

– Prof. Benjamin Saunders, author of Do the Gods Wear Capes?, suggesting to The Observer that the reason for the Man of Steel’s enduring popularity is his embodiment of goodness



Hell. Yes.

Seconded. Or thirded.

Absolutely … but only when he’s done well. And that ain’t happened in years!

That fucking page makes me tear up every time.

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