Arts Staff Pick: The Roast of Superman

Justin McIntosh, Columbus Alive

The Last Son of Krypton's not always about that Boy Scout good deed game, like saving puppies and helping old ladies across the street.

Let's face it, Superman can be kind of a self-righteous jerk. In fact, there's a Twitter account and several internet articles that chronicle the Man of Steel's asshole tendencies (or at least moments, taken out-of-context, that present Supes as such). Which means, Superman is prime for a good ol' roasting.

If you're jonsin' for some comic book action that's not super earnest, this is all you. Nearly a dozen local comics will take a stab at, as the Facebook event suggests, bringing the Man of Steel down to earth with their kryptonite-laced tongues.

The Garden Theater

10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21

1187 N. High St., Short North