By Buffy Bolivar
With much of the city in ruins from the Dino-Day Disaster, families have been displaced from their homes and neighborhoods. To help keep up the spirits of their fellow New Romforders, the Amazings stopped by Griffin Park in Frankton today, using their superpowers to play with local children.
“It was really, really fun to jump on Dr. Amazing’s tummy,” said five-year-old Stacy. “I jumped really high, like a million times!”
Dr. Amazing stretched his torso out like a trampoline and let children jump on him one-by-one. Once their turn was up, he caught them in the air and morphed his arm into a slide. Meanwhile, Snow Woman created a winter wonderland inside a patented, invisible Amazing Dome, which kept the area at a cool 30° F. After all, she had to keep the snowball fight going. And Mr. Bigg flew children, four at a time, in a decommissioned AmazoPlane, 100 feet in the sky.
“The snowball fight was so much fun!” said nine-year-old Jacob. “Snow Woman just created this amazing snow fort that literally looked like a snow fort, and it was so awesome!” The realistic-looking snow fort didn’t look like one after a few minutes of the snowball fight.
“I’ve never flown before,” said twelve-year-old Dierdre. “I mean, not like a superhero would. But Mr. Bigg gave me the ride of my life, and now, I want to get superpowers of my own someday. I want to fly on my own!”
Notably missing from the original Amazings was Joan Upshaw, a.k.a. Miss Terror. Understandably, her powers would be less conducive to playing with children, but she stayed behind at Grainger Tower to monitor the current Amazings team as they assisted with the search and rescue effort. “Joan wishes she could’ve made it here,” said Dr. Amazing. “But she preferred to stay at the tower and help out in her own way. You know how Joan is.”
Regardless, the parents were grateful for the break from the last few weeks. “We’ve just been dealing with so much,” said Paula Moreno. “I haven’t seen my children laugh and play in so long. This really helps out. It really does.”
“This is what superheroes do.”