Celebrating 50 YEARS of Superman's
Fortress of Solitude
There's a reason his name is "Superman".
Yeah, well, besides the fact that he's got several dozen impressive super powers, I think part of the whole "super" thing is his clear and well-documented love of doing things in a BIG way.
In other words, there's our modest, regular-guy way of doing things, and then there's the SUPERMAN way of doing things...as I'll demonstrate in a quick stroll through his Fortress of Solitude.
For example, we enjoy warm showers...while Superman enjoys the white-hot cleansing power of his super blowtorch, located just inside the Fortress door.
Regular people sometimes keep a discreet diary or journal. Superman keeps a giant diary with metal pages he inscribes with either his heat vision or his fingernails!
We've got the electric paper shredder.
Superman? An atomic disintegrator pit.
Just as regular people keep small animals captive in confining cages, Superman keeps the huge creatures of his Interplanetary Zoo stuffed like sardines in plexi-glass cages with no room to turn around or visible form of nourishment.
As kids, we gazed in wonder at the complex mini-societies of ant farms....which Superman easily tops with Kandor, an entire Kryptonian society shrunken and imprisoned within a glass bottle by the evil Brainiac.
Us? A modest collection of useful household tools. Him? Take a wild guess...
Finally, the average person proudly displays a photo or two of their parents, right? Ah, but when you're Superman, you proudly display lifelike 30 ft. statues of your parents holding your birthworld aloft.