USA Weekend published an interview with Brad Meltzer about his love of Superman. Here’s an excerpt from the article…
I don’t remember the exact moment I first met him. In fact, I actually liked Batman first (as evidenced by the fact that I’m wearing a Batman cape in every photo of me from when I was 6 until I was about, say, 27). But I’ll never forget that night in 1978, when I was 8, and my parents took me to the movies to see him. Back then, it was Christopher Reeve in the costume. And as "Superman: The Movie" began to roll, I craned my neck up at the screen and lowered my hand into the huge tub of buttered popcorn that was sitting in my lap.
The lights came up. How mesmerized was I? I didn’t even realize that my hand was still sitting in that tub of popcorn. I hadn’t moved my now prune-fingered hand for more than two hours — it just sat there, shriveled from soaking in the butter.
And right there, my addiction was born.