“One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist… She thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real. I was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us.”
Second to last panel I started laughing, but then the last one slowly sank in for me and I realized jesus fuck he’s right. I thought this about adulthood. That my life would be miraculously better because I would have the power to change and grow up and be who I wanted. Be the man that I wanted, with the career I wanted and the person I wanted and that the world would be better from that perspective than the plight of my childhood and the things I suffered. When I turned 12 and acknowledged what I had been thinking and dreaming about, I saw the truth and all my dreams died.