Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Twilight of the Superhero: Hanging Up My Cape

What happens, to old superheroes?

Whatever happened to them?

They get old and fat, like Captain Metropolis. They become pathetic like Hollis Mason, the first Nite Owl.

They wait to die, surrounded by nostalgia, like the first Silk Spectre.

Dollar Bill got killed, and he was lucky. Mothman went crazy.

The Comedian - toughest of them all - was killed. His past finally catching up to him.

What use is being a superhero, when you can't save people anyway. When you can't even save yourself.

I'm done. I'm through. I've had enough.

I'll Ozymandias you.

I'll quit and then I'll trick the world.