• For me, growing up in a ridiculously poor family living in dead-end neighborhoods, Superman was a deeply personal icon, one that said you can do anything if you put your mind to it. What he stood for formed the core of who I wanted to be as I grew up, and informed how I view the world and my responsibilities to other people.

    "J. Michael Straczynski’s Superman: Outsider with a vulnerable heart". Interview with Jevon Phillips, November 5, 2012.
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