“It’s not his powers, it’s not his costume, it’s not his heritage. It’s that, unlike his myriad counterparts, he has more faith is us than we have in ourselves […] that faith elevates and redeems the human race.
Notice how the men and women of Superman’s world, from Perry White to Jimmy Olsen to even the loutish Steve Lombard, have so clearly been fortified with Superman’s courage and reverence for truth and life. And most important, watch how Superman achieves his ultimate victory - not with a swing of his invulnerable first but with a gift of understanding. In every fight, Superman punches when he must and grapples when he has to, but at the end of every battle, he wins his best and most decisive victories when he allows his foes to see their world - our world - through his eyes.
When Superman, without a second’s hesitation, takes time from his world-building feats to embrace and comfort a suicidal young girl. When he tells her, “you’re much stronger than you think you are”, they become the most moving words we have ever read in Superman history. And they are perfect because they reveal, in one sentence, the fundamental secret of Superman and why we love him so:
Gods achieve their power by encouraging us to believe in them.
trinity appreciation post #1 urgh these three slay me, they do look at them: kicking ass, sparring while talking about their babies, becoming gods together, trolling each other at weddings, hugging at funerals, teasing each other about their civilian identities just … their friendship is so damn beautiful i swear i was going to write something coherent basically i love these three and the ~polyamorous platonic life partners~ thing they have going on and i want to smush their faces together but not in a romantic sense
Pick up the first issue of my creator-owned comic here!
As some of you may know, I’ve been dealing with some fairly serious personal issues lately, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for being patient as JL8 has had to be put on the back-burner for the last few weeks. Your understanding means a lot.
The cuteness. THE CUTENESSSSS.
Welllllll this is officially my favourite thing today.