Superman provides the basic template: publicly mild-mannered and lame, but secretly able to jump tall buildings and dominate everything. The potential for variations on that superhero theme is basically endless -- and particularly so coming from kids, whose superheroes, unencumbered by the conventions of the genre, don't really have to do anything except, you know, be awesome. That's the idea behind the fifth annual Dendiggityopolis Superhero Drawing and Writing Contest
this weekend, where Denver School of the Arts students showcase their finest crime-fighters. And since we're not above blatantly stealing a good idea, we sent out an interoffice memo demanding everyone with kids make them draw superheros for our crappy blog. Here's what they came up with.