The most iconic superhero of all, Superman, has the physical attributes of the Greco-Roman gods, Gotham explains. But his real power stems from his confidence, his fearlessness and his invulnerability. When he takes on his superhero persona, we try to identify these classic superhero traits and how they might resonate in modern society. Iron Mans true power is his ability to solve problems using intuition, Gotham adds, while characters like the Silver Surfer and the X-Mens Rogue exercise compassion through empathy. Its not too much of a stretch from that point to tie their stories into the more ancient tales of the Buddha.
Expect the unexpected: Deepak will offer the analytical edge, but Gotham will be the storyteller, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. Admission to the book presentation and signing is free; for more information, visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Mon., June 6, 7:30 p.m., 2011