Last time, I posted about my Superman daydreams. This time I would like to know, if anyone else ever wished they were a super hero, or if it is just me. I'd like to hear who your favorite hero is and why. But you can't pick Superman. That would be cheating. Come on! He's the strongest, he can fly, x-ray vision, heat vision, cool tights and cape. He's got it all.
In grade school, everyone wanted to be Superman when we played super heroes. But, alas, the cool kid always got to be him. Then everyone would quickly 'call' their 2nd favorites until I was left with either Krypto (Superman's dog) or Wonder Woman. At least Wonder Woman had a cool invisible jet. Sometimes I would get to be Aquaman, but he is only good if you are in a swimming pool. And we had no swimming pools on the playground.
So, tell me of your favorite hero.
My favorite hero is Space Ghost. He was a Hanna-Barbara cartoon character I watched in the late 70's. He could turn invisible, fly, and shoot various rays out of his power bands. Power bands were special bracelets he wore with buttons to shoot his weaponry. These power bands were also his weakness. The bad guys always tricked Space Ghost out of his bands. Every stinkin' episode. I didn't say you had to pick the smartest hero. Without his power bands, he couldn't do anything except get tied up. Then he had to get his teenager sidekicks with their space monkey to rescue him. They also had a cool space ship that could be turned invisible. I guess I like invisible ships.
Space Ghost and other hero cartoons of this era were full of flying and shooting. No wonder we 8 year olds liked them so much. Not very much science and logic. The best part was, the heroes would be losing for the first 27 minutes of the episode. Then suddenly the hero would remember a forgotten super power that would miraculously exploit the bad guy in the last 3 minutes and fix everything. How does someone forget a power? I guess that's why the villains have the super-brains and the heroes have the super-braun.
So, let me know your favorite. If you don't have one, make one up. Although, Chin-up Boy is already taken.