Ironman Vrs Ultraman

Variations on a Theme

I don’t remember reading Ironman comics. I do remember watching Ultraman. The original series aired in 1966, created by Eiji Tsuburaya. I was watching it in syndication in the 70s, right along with Star Trek, Space 1999, and Godzilla. Kids love props. Back in those days, microphones for tape recorders were things you held. I would cut the cord and run outside and hold up a microphone and yell Ultraman from the top of the slide before rushing down! I stood there like an archetype from an Ayn Rand book. Can children be archetypes? Maybe not. I was a pretty…