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September 15 October 6, with a full explanation. Or, at least, a decent excuse.
Hello and welcome to the second E-ditorial. The E-, by the way, is similar to the e- in e-mail.
And on a lighter note...
Metropolis must be the most boring city in the world. Not much must ever happen there.
Now, you'd think that it would be one of the most exciting cities in the world, what with Superman living there and all. Sure, it's safe, but with Supes fighting all those gangsters, mobsters, monsters, disasters, and other things that don't even end in "sters", you'd think Metropolitans would be just a little... familiar with unusual events. A little blasé. A little jaded.
Nope. The good citizens of Metropolis are extremely excitable. They become excited over things you or I might take for granted.
"Look, up in the sky!"
"It's a bird!"
"It's a plane!"
You can't blame someone for getting excited about seeing Superman flying overhead, but let's look at the second and third lines, shall we?
"It's a bird!" Cities are full of birds. They're called pigeons. There is nothing particularly exciting about seeing a pigeon flying overhead, unless you just washed your car.
"It's a plane!" Okay, raise your hand if you DON'T see planes flying overhead constantly. Not a noteworthy event anywhere, any time after, say, the 40's at the latest.
The people shouting those lines are not saying, "Oh, it's only a bird," or "Ah, it's just a plane." No, they are thrilled to see those birds and those planes.
All I can say is that Superman should try Manhattan. The people there might be just a little tougher to impress.
Metropolis, Superman, and the "Look, up in the sky" lines are all ® D.C. Comics. Their use here is satiric, and not intended as challenge of Copyright. Please don't hit me.
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