Recently I drew a picture of Superman for one of my students to color over. I swear I drew that signature Superman curl, but, unfortunately, it was too tight of a curl for a black Crayola marker to navigate. Additionally, I need to work on my philtrum and lip lines because it led to a picture that could easily be mistaken as SuperHitler. Good thing we don’t cover Nazi Germany this year.
P.S. My friend Brandt pointed out that there was a Nazi Superman. The name? Overman. In one of DC Comics’ many multiverses, Earth-10 (stay with me here) is controlled by the Nazi Party thanks to Nazi Germany winning WW2 with help from Overman, who was raised by Adolf Hitler. Overman is part of the Nazi version of the Justice League, the JL-Axis. There are two different artistic versions of Overman that have been used: one in which Overman is blonde and has a Nazi swastika on his chest instead of the usual ‘S’ symbol; another is the black-haired twin of Superman, with his S emblem replaced by Schutzstaffel symbol (which looks like an lightning ‘SS’). Definitely not going to explain any of this to my students. The moral of the story: a lot of weird stuff happens in the comics.