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Subj: Elliot S! Maggin defines MAGIC! Little Help!
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 03:12:52 pm EDT (Viewed 20 times)

An interview excerpt:

BB: While in the midst of getting pummeled by Captain Marvel, Superman realizes that he understands the true nature of "magic". I am finding it difficult to understand the explanation of "magic" as spoken through the mouth of Clark. Could you verbalize in a way that may help me and other readers better grasp your thoughts? You seem to be saying that is more supra-rational rather than irrational in nature. Is this an accurate observation?

ES!M: Yeah, that's accurate. I'm not sure I can do better than that. I believe in magic. I have a lot of friends who are stage magicians, but I'm not talking about their type of magic. I'm talking about real magic – Merlin's magic – the kind of magic you conjure up to write stories. It's one of those things you don't define; you just feel. At that moment, after a lifetime of practical, logical, hardheaded pursuit of truth and justice, he realizes what it is. It may elude him too, later on. Who knows?

I have read Kingdom Come and it's novelization and I DO NOT recall Superman having any sort of epiphany about magic while getting hit with Shazam's lightening.

Does anyone know where this occurred?

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