(See the toast?)
Superheroes and their invulnerability fascinate me. Without mortality, how different life would be. (I’m so brilliant.) Life would need a new name, wouldn’t it? We see our best selves in superheroes. (And I pick up on the obvious so swiftly.) That said, superheroes resemble the perfect wish, were you given one wish. Hard as I try to to devise the perfect wish, there’s always a major flaw. A big, bad flaw that wrecks the fantasy. Damn, back to the drawing board.
Invulnerability and immortality…do we really want them? Nahhh. But to imagine them? Yes! That stretches us to make our lives broader, bolder and more vulnerable. My son loves superpowers and I love him for that.
I was asked by Theater J in the DC Jewish Community Center to attend a play and went to the first DC area public performance of The History of Invulnerability on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
I did this Curls strip about the play and was inspired by the colors and the character of Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman. If you look close, you’ll be able to see Curls, Toast, and Turtle Neck enjoying the play, Mystery Science Theater 3000 style.
Oh my, our house number is 3618, no wonder we live here.