Happy National Superhero Day!

Superhero Day is a day which is celebrated on a National level within pop culture fandom on the 28th of April.

It was initially created by Marvel employees on the 28th of April, 1995 as a way to celebrate a persons personal Superhero, specifically a recognition of a role-model, be it fictional or real person, one that serves and protects the innocent and fight evil (if the need arises).

Not to also mention, a Superhero can be in the form of a person who may inspire us to not only be a better person, but also do good deeds for others.

Lee Falk, who coincidently was born on the same date, on the 28th of April, 1911 created the Phantom in 1936. It’s a commonly known fact that the Phantom paved the way for how we not only perceive Superhero’s today, but the positive traits they should have in our comic strips.

We even find the embodiment of what we know and recognize today as being a Superhero in his oath…

I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms! My sons and their sons, shall follow me.

Phantom’s Oath

National Superhero Day has not only grown over the years, especially with the growth and commonality of Superhero’s in our every day lives (thanks to the likes of Marvel and DC), but it’s also evolved.

We now look-up to everyday Superhero’s which we cross paths with on a daily basis. This could be in the form of one looking up at their parents as a role-model, or their school teacher, or those who look after our medical needs.

Look hard enough and we all have those in our lives who we recognize as being our own personal Superhero!!!

Defenders of the Earth image courtesy of NECA