Friday, May 24, 2013
Man of Steel -- What's YOUR House?
This is fun. If you're any kind of comic book fan, like I am, then you're probably at least interested in how director Zack Snyder will be approaching his reboot of Superman's origin mythology in a few weeks when Man of Steel opens on June 13th.
In the meantime, while you're waiting for the movie, you can answer a few personality-profile questions and determine to which Kryptonian "House" you would have belonged. You can go to the Man of Steel "glyph app" here and give it a spin: Man of Steel Glyph Creator App
You will remember, of course, that Superman's birth name is Kal-El. He is the son of Jor-El of the House of El, and Lara Lor-Van. (On Krypton, women take their father's full name as their last name. Only DC Comics knows why.) Other Houses, both great and infamous, include the Houses of Ur, Em, Van and Zod.
I have to be honest; I did mine twice. The first time I was sorted into the House of Ak. Although it had a much cooler shield than does the House of Zar, it was, well, Ak. It sounds like a hairball. "Thomas-Ak" just did not have the Kryptonian ring that Tom-Zar does. And, to be fair, I was a lot more honest about answering the questions the second time around. So there's that.
["Thomas-Ak" -- see what I mean? Nice shield, but...Ak.]