Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This is the story of a young man named Allan Vale, who lives with his uncle and has this incurable disease he caught while in Hong Kong - no, I'm not going to comment on that one. Anyway, the disease makes Allan even more weak than Clark Kent - alias Superboy - pretends to be. But as it turns out Allan's uncle has created a super formula which bestows superpowers on Allan. Assuming the identity of Supremo (sounds more like the title of the dictatorial leader of a Latin American country than a superhero name) the newly energized Allan starts flying around Smallville doing the kinds of jobs Superboy normally does, like rescuing the girl in the carnival ride who's chain breaks. Anyway, Supremo keeps having bouts of weakness with his superpowers that seem unexplained, but in the end it's only the disease finally taking its toll. Allan dies, but not before he's fulfilled some of his fondest dreams of emulating his hero Superboy. I found the costume interesting and had been wanting to do a figure for quite a while. I used a DC Universe Atom figure and added a cape made of T-shirt material.