Answer: Who knows? But for some reason, superheroes are the theme for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival.
“The 2011 theme was born out of the reoccurrence of Superheroes and comics that have surfaced among children young and old,” said Mike Berry, Derby Festival President and CEO, in a Festival press release. “Superheroes transport us to a world of fantasy and excitement and that’s part of the mission of the Derby Festival. This year’s Festival will bring out the Super Fan in all of us.”
And this has what to do with horse racing? (Maybe one of the horses is named Comet?)
I have to wonder if the festival organizers realize that many comics readers are teens and adults, given that they talk about “children young and old.” Best case scenario: they realized this and meant that comics readers are young at heart. Either that or they’re in for a rude awakening when they realize that some comics are definitely not for kids.