I woke up this morning to an interesting (to me) discussion on the radio. Brook Daniels, the breakfast announcer on our local ABC station, had apparently referred to The Phantom as a superhero (I was asleep for that bit), and a listener had called in to correct her. He said that The Phantom is not a superhero, but an ordinary man who just happens to fight crime while wearing his undies on the outside.
I have to disagree. Kit Walker, like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark, is filthy rich (in fact, given that the Walker fortune dates back to the 16th century, he’s probably much, much filthier). I firmly believe that obscene wealth is a superpower – it allows the possessor to do things at which we mere mortals can only stare in disbelief. How else do you explain Paris Hilton?