Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex. An analysis of the physiological difficulties in bearing Superman’s child.


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  1. Being an interminable fanboy, this was on my mind for most of the running time of Superman Returns. “How the hell did she have that kid? If Superman didn’t inadvertently kill her immediately at the moment of climax, wouldn’t that basby have kicked right through poor Lois’ uterine wall?”

    Of course, there’s also the impertinent question of how Richard could think Supes’ baby was his. Even notwithstanding the amnesia trick from Superman II, it seems Lois is, ahem, a bit easy on the rebound.

  2. basby = baby. Or superbaby, if you will.

  3. That essay was on my mind, too.

    As for Richard, I’m sure he knows the kid isn’t his — from their conversations in the movie, it sounds like he and Lois got together awhile after the fact. But he has been the only father Jason has ever known, so for all intents and purposes he IS the father.

    I won’t even go into the whole “Superman is a deadbeat dad” thing.

  4. Or the whole “Superman is a creepy stalker” thing… 🙂

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