“Here I come to save the day!”

“When criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near…”
– Underdog theme song by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell D. Covington, Joseph B. Harris and Chester A. Stover

Today is National Superhero Day. Back in my day, if you read comic books as an adult it was something you kept quiet, lest you be ridiculed. Today it’s different. Comic books are now celebrated and are integral to pop culture. Many cities, including Stockton and even Lodi, have their own version of ComicCon.

Here’s a gallery of photos of caped crusaders that I’ve shot over the years.

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