Saturday, July 28, 2007
Another side of me
When I was in my preteen years, I got very involved in DC and Marvel comic books due to the popularity of the Batman TV series. I bring this up because of a question I read on Yahoo.
The question was why don't people don't recognize Clark Kent as Superman with glasses. I don't think any serious comic book reader responded.
Here is the answer. As Martha and Jonathan Kent, Clark's stepparents, were helping young Clark as he was about to become Superboy, they made his costume out of the blankets that were in the rocket ship from Krypton, which Jor El sent baby Kal El to Earth.
The Kents were also looking for a way to conceal Clark's identity and had him wear glasses, but found out that ordinary glasses melted when Clark used his heat vision. So they took the gladd from the rocket and made the lenses for Clark's glasses.
Long after Clark moved from Smallville to Metropolis, he had wondered how his identity was concealed. He asked Lois Lane to sketch him(as Clark Kent). The sketch showed Clark's features somewhat different from what she viewed Superman. Clark then deduced that his glasses combined with the power radiating from his eyes caused a hypnotic effect that altered his appearance to all those who looked at him.
And now you know the rest of the story.