So, this has been floating around the internet for the last few days, and I’m shamelessly reposting it here:
The scene, of course, is from All Star Superman 10 page 12. I have had little luck determining where this originated; most other reposts have attributed it to this post on bspcn.com. It’s probably not “real,” but that hardly matters. The idea here is that Superman, despite being fictional, is still a force for good in our world. Indeed, to the narrator, Superman is realer and better than, say, you or I. Superman was there when the narrator needed him; you and I weren’t.
Having spoken at length here what fiction and what comics characters can mean, with special reference to Grant Morrison and what he thinks about these issue, we already know all of this, and it’s really not that surprising that it was a Morrison comic that so affected the narrator. Indeed, we can even imagine what Morrison might say to the above discussion: “No shit. Now you’re getting it.”