At 09:01 AM 5/30/99 -0700, Elizabeth Childs wrote:
>Interesting how so many superheroes gained their powers in some kind of
>accident that would probably be repeatable. For example, Peter Parker
>was working with nuclear material and there was an accident that
>combined him with a spider, right? Well, couldn't that be reproduced?
>It's a classic serendipitous discovery, like finding out that the mold
>growing on your petri dishes kills bacteria. It should be possible to
>figure out the methodology that could make everyone who wanted to be a
>On something of a tangent, does anyone has any idea what the mythic
>justification for all the secret identities is? Why is it so important
>that nobody know that Clark Kent is Superman? Why is this such a
>universal feature of superhero myths?
How would the poor guy have ever had a life otherwise? He would have had to lock himself up in the Fortress of Solitude to avoid all the groupies...