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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

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