Superman at fifty: the persistence of a legend denis dooley, author, dennis dooley, editor, gary engle , editor octavia and engle, who teaches at cleveland state university, cover the superman. By gary engle when i was young i spent a lot of time arguing with myself about who would win in a fight between john wayne and superman on days when i wore my cowboy hat and cap guns, i knew the duke would win because of his pronounced superiority in the all- important matter of swagger.
I agree with gary engle, on the other hand, that there are unmistakable old testament echoes in superman's original kryptonian name, kal-el, and that of his real father, jor-el.
Gary engle's and jenny lyn barder's articles represent a picture of what they think can be a hero for them and probably for the generation or even the whole nation. What makes superman so darned american summary gary engle says that superman is a great american hero he compares him to another one of his personal heroes when he was younger john wayne he says.
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