What a wonderful, silly man.
Image: Warner Bros.

Superheroes are, at their core, a basically silly idea, pulled from old circus heroes and tasked with a permanent legacy of gimmicks, costumes, and other things that just wouldn’t happen in the real world. In a recent video, Studio C dials into all of that absurdity for a great video about Superman’s origins.

His real-world origins, that is, where Superman was an idea, pitched and written and sold to the public. Disregarding the actual real-world origins of Superman, Studio C imagines a version where his creators run down every single detail of Superman as he eventually came to be, super breathing and ventriloquism included.

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All together, it’s very funny. “Why would he ever need that?!” is a question we’ve all asked after reading a few Silver Age comics. Though the sepia vision is a new one on me. They can’t all be winners, I suppose.