Monday, July 27, 2009
I got this toy for two reasons. 1) To complete the Kalibak build-a-figure. 2) It's Superman with a mullet.
Mullet Superman is a depiction of what Superman looked like after the Reign of the Superman story ended. After dying and being ressurected, Superman awakens with long hair because it's hard to get a haircut when you're in a coma. And since it's Superman's hair and its strong enough to shatter a pair of scissors, well let's just say that Superman was rockin' the mullet for a while in the comics. Finally someone told him to cut his hair because he looked like a hippy and he did. (Or at least I'm pretty sure that's what happened. It was like 15 years ago.)
I'm not the biggest Superman fan. Outside of minimates, I think I've only owned one Superman toy in my life. But I enjoyed his stories from the 90's, my personal Golden Age of comics. And nothing represents 90's Superman more than Superman sporting a mullet. So if I was going to be predisposed to buying a Superman toy, this would be the one.
Also, mullets on people who should not have them are amusing.