Who’s Your Favorite Superhero?

This was a question asked in class last night and Mighty Mouse was the first superhero that popped into my head. After I learned to read, I was fascinated with Superman comic books and the whole world that surrounded Superman. Lois Lane and Lana Lang and Lex Luthor and kryptonite and the fortress of solitude and the bizarros. But Mighty Mouse was my first superhero. He starred in one of the few cartoons that came on when I was a pre-schooler in Siberia and we could only receive one TV channel on our black-and-white set. I had my first and last celebrity crush on Mighty Mouse and I can still remember him singing “Here I come to save the day!” as he flew off to rescue Pearl Pureheart. I didn’t remember her name until I saw it on Wikipedia. In my 3 or 4-year-old mind, I imagined that Mighty Mouse was rescuing *me*, not Pearl Pureheart!

I have a whole lot of real-life heroes. Actually most of them are *heroines* and they are people I know and love in real life. But Mighty Mouse is still my favorite superhero. Who’s yours?

2 Responses to “Who’s Your Favorite Superhero?”

  1. Mark Says:

    Underwear Dad! Well actually he is more of a super villian. Underwear Dad, arch nemesis of Style Boy that young and plucky youth. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it is Underwear Dad! Able to embarass Style Boy and his friends when after being woken up in the middle of the night by a party going on, simply by walking across the hall to the bathroom wearing just his underwear.

  2. Frooggy Says:

    Grok grok! Thars a ol’ Under-ware dad here at th’ ol’ lan-fill too. grok grok. skulkin’ aroun’ in th’ middle o’ th’ nite. grok grok GROK!