Why Does Superman Make Me Cry?

Understanding why the Big Blue Boy Scout is still my favourite

Leo Cookman
8 min readApr 18, 2024

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A few years ago I was in bed with my then girlfriend, now wife, explaining to her why I wore a Superman costume all the time when I was a child. And I started to cry.

It was strange, it wasn’t an emotional topic, at least I didn’t think it was, but as I explained why I liked the…

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Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.