Superheroes save Mayor Jensen, city
Local kids attend luncheon, gear up to fight villans
The children had been invited to have lunch, but were forced into heroism when the villains kidnapped arrived.
Avon Mayor Brian Jensen was presenting certificates to children Sept. 16 when he was suddenly kidnapped in broad daylight by a band of ne’er-do-wells.
If this sounds like the plot to a comic book, well, it’s not far off; because Jensen was carted off by the villainous members of Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio: The Joker, crown prince of crime; Harley Quinn, his demented former psychologist; and Loki, Norse god of tricks and adopted brother of the thunder god with luscious locks.
Jensen seemed relaxed as he was dragged from the Avon Isle Park pavilion, 37080 Detroit Road, perhaps because the children he was handing certificates and smiling for pictures with were none other than the masked band of virtuous vigilantes known as the Super Kids.
The 20 members of the Super Kids were assembled by the city of Avon. Five come from the city and the others come from the surrounding area.
Pam Fechter, Economic Development Coordinator for the city, said this is the first year the young heroes assembled there; having done it previously in Elyria.
“The city of Elyria did not want to host it this year, so we agreed to host it,” she said.
According to Fechter, the city reached out to the schools to find children facing illness and adversity in the area. The other children were invited by the groups Jeremy Cares, A Special Wish Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The children and their parents had been invited to have lunch and be recognized by Jensen, but were forced into heroism when the fiendish villains kidnapped him. The Joker declared himself mayor as he took control of Jensen by painting a bright red grin on his face in what appeared to be some sort of mind control lipstick.
“What a beautiful city you have here, this city of Avon,” the Joker screeched as he and his cohorts sauntered into the pavilion sending a chill through the assembly. “I absolutely love it! I think I’m going to be the mayor of Avon, what do you guys say?”
The assembled group of heroes, bedecked in their uniforms and capes, did not take kindly to such talk; despite the clown offering to cancel school for all.
As the villains fled with their hostage in tow, the Super Kids piled onto buses to give chase and caught up to them at Little League Park, 36744 Detroit Road.
There, our cunning heroes foiled a plot by Lex Luthor, Poison Ivy and General Zodd. The terrible trio had tied Batman to a tree, Supergirl was also tied and the last son of Krypton himself, Superman, was surrounded by the radioactive remains of his home planet, kryptonite, weakening him.
Working together, our heroes released the dark knight and Kara Zor-El from their bindings and safely stowed the green stones in a kryptonite disposal box conveniently found nearby.
But the villains had more dangerous fare up their sleeves. A short distance away they’d tied Daily Planet reporter and snappy dresser Jimmy Olsen and Lake Erie Crusher’s mascot Stomper to a menacing bundle of TNT.
As our heroes worked to free them, Bane, Catwoman, The Riddler and Yellow Jacket stepped in to stop them. Luckily, our heroes were able to answer The Riddler’s terrible traps and freed the reporter and mascot.
Next, our heroes fought against the clock with the aid of the Avengers to foil the villains plot by completing puzzles as fast as they could.
Sensing their defeat, the villains with Jensen still under their control, fled to the Avon Aquatic Facility, 36265 Detroit Road, where they made their final stand.
After a fierce battle of words between Nick Fury and Loki, the assembled vil- lains fought the heroes and Super Kids.
In the chaos, members of the Super Kids were able to remove the mind control lipstick from Jensen freeing him from The Joker’s control.
With the combined strength of the famous heroes and the Super Kids, the villains were vanquished and taken into custody.
To celebrate their great success the heroes and Super Kids then took part in a Dead-pool party hosted by the merc with a mouth himself, wearing a Bea Arthur shirt no less.
Fechter said the day was a success, but trouble is already brewing for next year.
Members of The Avengers pose with children Sept. 16as the heroes helped the children to save Avon Mayor Brian Jensen and the city from The Joker.