Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Walking with Superman: Day 132
Baltimore, Maryland once had one of the highest violent crime rates in the country, but you'd never know that today. When Superman visits, he finds that front doors have been left unlocked, cars have been left running indefinitely in driveways, business owners have disconnected their security cameras, even traffic violations have stopped. The city is positively sparkling, and the people are incredibly friendly, without the slightest hint of fear or distrust or aggression. But when the Man of Steel discovers that the source of this sea change is the aggression-modulating Mother Box that once belonged to Orion, he's faced with a dilemma: leave the otherworldly device and allow Baltimore to remain an idyllic--but compulsory--paradise, or remove it and give the citizens back their freedom, but condemn them to their previous vices.