Monday, June 14, 2004

Bird feed: Unlike a lot of other mainstream media, The Orlando Sentinel isn't all that impressed with Steven Seagle's It's A Bird:

"Enter It's A Bird…, the inevitable deconstruction of an icon. Seagle did indeed write for Superman in 2003, and he's got a great deal to say about the 'Man of Steel.' His observations come in the form of short meditations on the various aspects of Superman's mythology, worked into the larger tale of his reconciliation with his family and past. The ludicrous nature of Superman's vulnerability to kryptonite gets skewered here, as does his reliance on a secret identity and the obvious connection to Nietzsche. These are certainly the gems of the book, even if some of the vignettes come off like notes for an easy college term paper."