Perhaps taking a page from the playbook of his counterpart in Gotham City, in 1978 Superman acquired a vehicle called, predictably, the Supermobile! Useful when he was in a weakened state, the Supermobile replicated several of his powers, including his ability to fly.
Toy manufacturer Corgi created a Matchbox-sized die-cast replica shortly after the Supermobile’s debut. I acquired this one new when I was a boy. It saw quite a bit of play in its time.
Photo submitted to the Flickr group Macro Mondays for the "weightless" theme.
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
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Superman is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the baby Kal-El was raised in Smallville as Clark Kent. As he grew to maturity, he found himself possessed of amazing physical powers: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. To use his abilities in a never-ending battle for truth and justice as "Superman," he travelled to Metropolis and assumed the disguise of a mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper. His costume is red and blue with a cape and a distinctive "S" shield on his chest. He is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. Superman was played by Christopher Reeve in a series of films beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978) and by Tom Welling in the television series Smallville (2001).
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