Meet Me On Monday:
This Monday, and random Mondays here after, my blog will reveal something about me. All Meet Me On Monday blogs will be clearly labeled.
Warning: Please leave your kryptonite in it's lead box! Should you stumble upon a secret identity, please remember to protect that secret with your life if you must. I would like to thank you in advance for doing so, as you are now helping to keep the rest of the world safe from harm. For those among us who are SUPER, you are safe here.
The worlds of super heroes and villains all began with an overactive imagination. What's not to love about that? Can you imagine for a minute how these many characters came to life? If you wonder, take a minute to read this article by the NY Times, written after the passing of a co-creator for one of the biggest comic book heroes in existence... Superman. In reading this, it's easy to see that even the simplest things can give us astounding ideas! The man of steel is one of my favorite artistically induced imagined superstars. I'm a fan of SUPER HEROES!
If you asked me to name my all time favorite TV show, it would quickly land in the comic book inspired genre. This is true throughout my years. As a teen it was Lois & Clark The Adventures of Superman starring Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher. When I was a girl, I loved to watch reruns of Wonder Woman and the old Batman TV show. As a fan of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Metropolis, I couldn't contain my excitement when The WB (now known as The CW) announced that a show titled Smallville would premiere on October 16, 2001! I must admit, I was hooked before the pilot episode. There's something special about watching Clark Kent discover who he is and what he is capable of. However, there have been some big changes in the show over the years. If you compared the first season with current Smallville episodes, you'd see more comic book storylines now than before. Only 2 of the original cast remain as well, Tom Welling as Clark and Allison Mack as Chloe (most missed- Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor aka Sexy Lexy).We've seen various other heroes on the Smallville scene as well. Let me name a few: Green Arrow (I heart Justin Hartley), Cyborg, Aquaman, Impulse aka Flash, and of course Supergirl. Although there have been many changes, I still LOVE this show! It's obvious that others feel the same way, as we are moving into Season 9 this Fall. There is even a dedicated website for fans of the show, beware the spoilers! Just a reminder for fellow fans, don't forget to pick up Season 8 in stores tomorrow!
Beyond my love for all things Smallville, I own a few different kinds of super hero memorabilia. In my closet hangs a Supergirl costume that my Mom made me in high school. My most obvious collection is clothing, I'm addicted to the shirts showcasing my favorites. Wonder Woman and Supergirl clearly stand out in my wardrobe. I know, it doesn't make me look any older, but I just can't help it!
I could take a long time to list more of my favorites and the reasons why, but maybe I should just tell you why I love super heroes in general? Okay, but first I must just add that I made sure I was able to watch Smallville while in the hospital after giving birth to my first son (except a special was on that evening instead) and my first time away from my first baby boy was to see an X-Men movie in the theatre. It's not about the handsome men, although Hugh Jackman can call me Bub any day & Chris O'Donnell is one dreamy Robin, but about how I feel when I see the good guy/girl doing everything he/she can to save the day.
When I was a kid, I read everything I could get my hands on. Including my older brother's comic books. I think that's where my love of super heroes began. The idea of having super powers and standing up for what you believed in, drew me in. Who wouldn't want someone like that around to save you from the bad guys in your life? I know I did. As I got older, I felt more drawn to wanting to be the hero than being saved by one. I don't have super human abilities, shhh I'm sticking with my secret identity here, but I do want to stand up for what's right. Superman is inspiring in that way. Of course, there is a lot of responsibility with those powers, even super heroes can't do it all or save everyone. Which leads to the guilt factor. How many of these heroes walk around feeling guilty or heartbroken because of someone they couldn't save? Would you be surprised that most of them do? All of these factors equal one great story after another.
I'm not sure if I've accurately captured or explained my love for super heroes, but I think you get it. I'm a Super Nerd!