Why I love DC Comics and who is my favourite Character.
By Paul Edwards (DC World)
Hi all and thanks for taking the time to read my little article on why I love DC Comics and the characters.
I’m Paul Edwards, 37 from London Essex ,UK.
Ever since I was a young child I can remember my ultimate Superhero was Superman.
I was born in 1979 and probably saw my first real superhero movie when I was around 5 or 6 years old, and that movie was Superman with Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Marlon Brando.
Ever since watching that movie numerous times I realised Superman was my ultimate Superhero even still today!
I don’t know what it is but he’s just the most Amazing Comic book character I could of ever of wished to see and inspire me throughout life.
I Loved him flying, the cape, all of the Superpowers and weaknesses along the way, and mainly thought he was the ultimate good guy and has great values and morals and the story of his home planet dying and as baby Kal-El being sent to earth by his parents to be one of the last Kryptonions left to help save our world and living on a farm growing up with the Kent family who found him as a baby.
The thought he had to grow up not knowing where he was from and not knowing why he was on earth and he had to learn how to evolve and use all his superpowers from the beginning must of been a very scary rollercoaster of a journey throughout his stages to becoming Superman and taking on the alter ego Clark Kent on the farm.
The most ingenious part is his disguise with just a simple pair of glasses he takes on the disguise and as Clark Kent he gets a job working as a reporter at a great Metropolitan Newspaper, The Daily Planet in the city of Metropolis.
What a journey and a great job to have to be at the centre of breaking News and then becoming the Superhero we all know and love to go save people and help catch criminals and villains in anyway he can. This is where he meets the later love of his life, Lois Lane another great reporter and the 2 of them get very close.
Of course every hero has a nemesis and It didn’t take long for Superman to get his.
Lex Luthor the great criminal mastermind was always against Superman and was always plotting very clever ways to take down The Man of Steel, but Superman always found a way round them and came out fighting on top.
So this is why after so long I think Superman is my Greatest Superhero of all time and will continue to be for a long time to come.
l watched all of the Smallville series when it was around but was sad the way it ended up after 10 years and just wish it was on now with all the freedom the TV shows now seem to have merging with one another and creating the great Multiverse.
Christopher Reeve had a guest appearance in a few episodes and was a fantastic performance and great to see and he will always be the ultimate Superman in my books followed by Henry Cavill and Brandon Routh.
I still love all the other DC characters too, Batman being my second favourite followed by The Flash and the rest of the gang.
With all this in mind two and a half years ago I started DC World on Twitter @_DCWorld
This become very successful as a fan site for fans by a fan to talk about and share all things DC related and more in a great way as news happened.
I go to Comic Cons around the UK and other events to meet the casts and movie stars of various TV shows and movies and just this year started going to London Movie premiers and also was invited onto the BBC Radio to talk Superman on the day Batman v Superman was released in the UK, which was a fantastic day.
Also I was invited to a Sky TV show DC Fancast which was all about The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow. Sadly the show was not renewed for a second season.
I Love collecting Autographs and merchandise from all over and getting pictures with the cast and stars. I Read some comic books when time is available but I’m no oracle to knowing all there is to every character as do many more fans out there, I just do not have the time with family life with my amazing wife and stepson. (who have to put up with all my geekiness they say)
Following the success of the twitter account I then Created a website with the help of Adam Carr a website designer, www.dcworld.org.uk
This was another place to share even more posts and to an even bigger fan base for anyone to see. I post articles, Competitions, videos and lots lots more. Currently the TV shows such as, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Gotham and also the latest and upcoming DC Movie titles are a very big talking point and the fans are on an Epic journey with the DC future mapping out, which will be Amazing and can not wait for.
The Superhero multiverses have now merged into our Golden age and the TV shows and Movies are catching up on the Hype and are really pleasing fans of the DC Comics and Superhero genre and me.
This was a little insight into me and my favourite superhero and why I started DC World.
For fans by a fan.
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