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The New Super-Man #1 – Super For The Soul [SFTS 2]

This is my second “Super For The Soul” post, and my first official post not about ‘what it is.’  I haven’t really nailed down the format yet, and still playing around with what this will actually end up being even after having written a statement about ‘what it is.’
What is “Super For The Soul?”

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The New Super-Man #1
Publisher: DC Comics (Rebirth initiative)
Release Date: July 13, 2016 (On my birthday!)
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic

Official Solicitation:
“MADE IN CHINA” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

There is so much that can be discussed about and explored about this book in general. like the cultural, societal, racial, political, and global contexts, and their implications in real life and within the DC Universe.  What does it mean to be a hero in China?  How does China view Superman?  Is he their hero too?  Does that effect China’s views on this New Super-Man?  All these questions, but alas, that’s not the focus of this post.

SPOILERS!    SPOILERS!    SPOILERS!

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Create Belief

When we think of ‘Make Believe,’ we normally associate it with  childhood, playing ‘make-believe,’ where we pretend to be something, or do something.

‘Make believe’ can be a very powerful tool.
Actors, and those who use the power of ‘belief’ use “make-believe” all the time to ‘become’ something, or to ‘believe’ something about themselves or the world they live in.

But in reality, everyone, in some form, as adults, still play make-believe in their every day lives as a way of coping with life.

Sometimes it’s productive, and sometimes it’s just denial and avoidance; plain ‘ol lying to ourselves.  ‘Make believe’ is an important tool for everyone. Continue reading Create Belief