The YOU Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer's website,, publishes an interesting article penned by Jacob Adelman titled Superman as Messiah.

The article discusses the different possible interpretations and re-readings of the Superman storyline, featuring Christian, Jewish, even gay analogies for the Man of Steel.

Meanwhile, we wait for the allegorical references in Captain Barbell. They're doing well so far; Smallville has already been ripped off in a couple of episodes.