Sunday, March 18, 2012

Superboy - Philosopher

On this particular road not taken, Superboy lands on a very different earth than anything we know. It is a world that has suffered from the ravages of technology and has chosen to reject such advancements. Kal-El is found and raised by a community spiritual leader who endows him with a philosophical bent as he leads a group of coverts to his New Awakening Church. Kal-El is able to breath life back into the dead (re inflate the lungs), see where no one else can (X-Ray vision), stare a fire into the hearth (heat vision) and quite literally resist the slings and arrows of his detractors (invulnerability). However, little does the movement know that Empress Lana (Lang of course) had surrounded herself with a group of techno barons who wish to restore the power of technology throughout the land and have even resurrected metal men (robots) as cohorts in that endeavor. Will Kal-El maintain his pacifist ways or will he be drawn into combat with the evil forces of technology? That is the question. The figure is a Star Wars Zuckuss body and the head from a miniature doll line showing a much more youthful face for Kal-El. The cape is from a Superpowers Collection Superman.

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