Superman ain’t living up to his reputation

Awhile back, I was riding home on the 43 when Superman got on the bus.

He was a weedy guy wearing ordinary clothes, a red cape, and a kids’ Superman backpack. Perfectly quiet, mellow.

“I’ve seen him before,” said one of the other passengers right after Superman exited the bus. “He really does think he’s Superman. I asked him if he could leap a tall building in a single bound, but he refused to demonstrate.”

“Y’know,” said his companion, “it must be tough being Superman these days. Not too many phone booths left.”

Unfortunately, it appears that today Superman was having a bad day. Central District News reported that he was causing some trouble on Broadway. A few hours later, CDN reports, Superman changed his costume to Green Lantern and started spraying ketchup on people as they walked by. “He’s very agitated,” reported an officer on the scene.

Oh, how our heroes have fallen.

3 Comments so far

  1. wesa on May 20th, 2008 @ 7:58 am

    My husband and I saw him the other day. Unfortunately, I was lacking my camera at the time.


  2. justinw on May 20th, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    I hope he doesn’t get drunk at a bar, get even more agitated and start flicking peanuts at people! Has anyone noticed if his boots have changed color? If so we need to get him to a junkyard, pronto.


  3. gargamello on May 20th, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    Green Lantern was always one of the lamer, also ran superheros, let’s face it. What was his power, anyway? A ring that turned into a flashlight? Weak.



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