A New Insight into the Assassination
Superman spreading alien disinformation, intending to frame an innocent woman.(6)
This has been a sticking point with those looking for conspiracies and no motive postulated has stood out as an obvious reason. With Superman, however, the motive is clear and very simple.
JFK had learned his "secret" identity.(7)
This, of course, put the president in immediate danger. As anyone knows, once you learn a superhero's secret, you have very little chance of survival, as Joe Chill(8) and others have learned to their regret. Superman has gone to great lengths to protect his secret over the years. Lois Lane, an award-winning reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet, has been trying to discover it ever since Superman's career began and has been thwarted at every turn(9). It's highly unlikely he'd let JFK discover it and not take some kind of action.
Of course, there's little evidence connecting Superman with the crime. But that proves nothing. After all, Superman has alien powers. With super speed, for instance, he could fly around Dealy Plaza too fast to be seen, and change the direction of the bullets in midflight. (Accounts agree that he is faster than a speeding bullet.) Critics of the conspiracy theory have pointed out that there was not enough time to convincingly fake all the evidence discovered, but with super speed it isn't a problem. A precise usage of his x-ray vision can strategically fog the Zapruder film to remove all evidence of his presence. He can return to Metropolis in seconds -- or quickly turn into his "secret" identity in Dallas (perhaps even pretending to be a witness! Even Zapruder himself!) -- and have a perfect alibi. And who knows what other alien powers he may have that he has managed to keep a secret all these years? Has anyone ever conclusively shown where Superman was at the time of the killing? Of course not. So that proves he must have been involved. The lack of evidence PROVES the thoroughness with which he completed his nefarious deeds.
In addition, the Warren Commission report never once mentions the Planet Krypton!(10) Obviously there has been a cover-up at the highest level. A search reveals nothing Superman was never even called as a witness(11), a sure sign that the facts of the matter have been suppressed.
A few people, most likely alien disinformationists working for the "Man" of "Steel," have suggested that Superman is merely a fiction and does not exist. Who do the think they're fooling? There are hundreds of books detailing his exploits(12) -- much more wordage than has discussed any conspiracy. Do you really believe that this much detailed information could be produced if Superman didn't exist? No one could have made up all of the thousands of tales of Superman that have appeared. A few may be fictional or exaggerations, but that leaves thousands more. And, of course the people who publish the books will pretend that Superman doesn't exist. If Superman's true nature were revealed, they'd be out of work!
It should be obvious that this is a new and rich area of investigation. Everything about the assassination can be shown to be the work of Superman. There's at least as much proof of his involvement as there is of any conspiracy -- maybe more -- yet people continue to overlook the truth of the matter and insist a conspiracy did the deed. They are too cowed by the so-called "superhero's" powers and reputation to admit to the truth.
But, to coin a phrase, the truth is out there. Hmmn. Maybe I should trademark that.
Now that you know the truth, you can return to Chuck Rothman's Home Page.
(1) Superman Radio show, c. 1940 (return)
(2) ibid. (return)
(3) V, War of the Worlds, The Invaders, et. al. (return)
(4) Superman Magazine, c. 1940-1994 passim. (return)
(5) The Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heros, Vol. 1: Batman. Some accounts give Two-Face's real name as "Harvey Dent," but the Encyclopedia shows conclusively that it was actually "Kent," and states that later version is an error (Error? Or deliberate alteration to blur the connection between the names?). It is interesting to note that volume 6 of the Encyclopedia -- scheduled to cover Superman -- has never been published. Another attempt to suppress of the truth? (return)
(6) Action Comics #1(return)
(7) Action Comics #309, 1963. (return)
(8) Batman Comics #47 (return)
(9) Lois Lane Comics 1950-1970 passim. (return)
(10) Warren Commission Report (return)
(11) ibid. (return)
(12) Action Comics, Superman Magazine, World's Finest Comics, Lois Lane Comics, Jimmy Olsen Comics, Superman: the Man of Steel and other titles, 1938-present. (return)
11/23/03; originally published to Usenet in 1994.