Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vigil for Superman

New York Post 5/31/95

I remember seeing this and thinking "That's what a newspaper front page would look like if Superman were real." Unfortunately, that accident was real.

It's hard to believe that this was not already on the Internet. I'm glad I saved a copy.

That was the day I began running for exercise and pleasure. At the time, I lived a block from Central Park, near the running path—obvious inspiration.

As was Christopher Reeve.

He died nine years after this accident, nine years ago today. To me, to many, he will always be Superman, fictional and real.

(art by Ed McGuiness, repurposed from cover of 
Superman #174 [11/01]; I believe this tribute ran in 
certain DC comics)

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