Sunday, June 26, 2011

McDonald's 2011 Young Justice #4 Superman

Today is Sunday Comics Sunday and who personifies that ideal more than Superman - the Granddaddy of 'em all, the very first comic book super hero! What boy growing up in the 1950s DIDN'T read Superman? Even if after awhile one favored other superheroes, Superman was still someone you had to check-in on occasionally. He was part of the fabric of our life growing up in the '50s: comics, toys, and that wonderfully campy TV series "Adventures of Superman'"starring  George Reeves as The Man of Steel and airing from 1952-1958. Through the years The Man of Steel has undergone several metamorphosis', one of the most pronounced being the robust definition of his muscles - in other words he buffed up A LOT!  (Looking at the way super heroes are drawn today, it kinda makes a person wonder how they're even able to move, I mean really, all those muscles have got to restrict range of motion!!! I'll betcha he has a helluva time threading a sewing needle LOL. Okay, okay, I know, they're super heroes and just comic book drawings - just saying.....)

So, today we feature a buff plastic Superman, the fourth in McDonald's Happy Meal 'Young Justice' series. He measures 4" (10.2cm) H from head to feet and when the button on his back is depressed his arms raise up as if to take flight. His head also tilts back independently from the arm-raising action. Enjoy!