Who Should Write Superman? (Part 6)

February 17, 2007

Today’s installment of the amazingly popular (nay legend-wait for it-ary) series “Who Should Write Superman?” finally leads me to the person I suggested to Mandrake over the summer, our Ur-Superman author if you will. He’s the type of author that will make Superman comics light and fun again, while providing the much-needed jolt of public attention to the comics, the media scrutiny that hasn’t been seen since DC bizarrely decided to change Superman’s powers into a weird electric type thing, then never explained the whole ordeal. But unlike that poorly considered escapade, this author’s Superman is likely to bring about a sense of renewed vigor and vitality, and silver-agey hi-jink’s. Today’s choice is none other than Jerry Seinfeld.

Reason 1: Jerry Seinfeld and Superman are buddies.


Unlike the other candidates mentioned on this list, Jerry actually knows Superman. The two go to see Broadway shows together, set up each others DVD players, and went on a road-trip together, travelling through Wyoming. They even take turns helping Lois out of jams.

This friendship give Jerry the type of intimate knowledge of Superman really needed to make the comics great again.

Reason 2: Jerry’s detailed knowledge of the DC universe. Wikipedia informs me that Jerry referenced the Green Lantern on three different episodes of Seinfeld, and, on the last one of these, “The Strongbox,” GL plays a significant roll in the plot as Jerry determines that Elaine’s somewhat mysterious boyfriend is most likely a Superhero [the other options were a) cheating on his wife; and b) poor]. Actually, Jerry and GL know each other too.

In short, Jerry Seinfeld is like the gossip columnist of the DCU, and his Superman would be like a Washington-insider tell all. Hopefully we’ll find a Paul O’Neal level scandal.

Reason 3: Jerry is in love with Lois Lane. According to Seinfeld, Jerry draws nude pictures of Lois Lane. He also once dated a woman named Lois on the show, as part of his Freudian sublimation. Can you imagine how this love/jealousy for Superman might play out? It’s sure to battle Oedipus, Hamlet, and Baby Geniuses 2 for drama.

And finally, Comics should be fun. If anyone can restore the humour and lightheartedness to comic books, it’s Jerry Seinfeld.

One Response to “Who Should Write Superman? (Part 6)”

  1. Awesome site I found it looking for a picture of the Seinfeld set.

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