The Book of Superman

1 In the beginning, there was Krypton.
And Krypton was annihilated, exterminated,
and from the ashes of Krypton issued forth a savior,
a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a spaceship.

2 Long did Superman care for Metropolis,
magnanimously outstretching his arms of steel,
halting meteors with a word, a look,
a contemptuous palm. And Superman did look
at the city around him, and He said it was good.

3 He said unto Lois Lane, "I am Clark; I am meek
and lowly in heart."

4 Doomsday and Superman did battle
and the writers took counsel against Superman
and put Him to death.
But after the third month,
Superman was raised again
and the writers were exceedingly sorry.

5 And verily Superman did retain His place
as protector of the city, forever to fight
for truth,
for justice,
and the American way.

6 He said unto Lois, "I am Clark.
I am just Clark.
I am meek and lowly in heart."