CHICAGO -- With the help of Make-A-Wish Illinois, Chicago Police, and a number of generous organizations, a hero was born tonight. Supervillains beware.
There is darkness in the fair city and evil lurking in the shadows, but fear not: Super Black is here.
Super Black! Defender of freedom. At 4-foot-10 and 87 pounds, he easily puts Mr. Freeze on ice.
"Fighting crime with my fists," he proclaimed.
Take that, Freeze! Super Black's just getting started.
"This guy's our hero," Chicago police Lieutenant Robert Stasch said. "He's the superhero of Chicago right now. We can't do this job by ourselves. We need all the help we can get."
And that is why, on Thursday night, Christian Clark received a police escort from McCormick Place to the Adler Planetarium and other crime-fighting locations along Lake Michigan. He was joined by his sidekick, his brother Super Red.
The Morgan Park 9-year-old was summoned on this night by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You see, the source of Super Black's strength is his heart. Born with a life-threatening cardiac condition, he's confronted his challenges with superhero courage.
"He's so brave, and he has overcome so many obstacles with his congenital heart defect," mom Marian Clark said. "He doesn't let that stop him."
Which is why the Riddler is toast. And next up, The Joker.
"What are we waiting for, Super Black?" The Joker taunted him.
"I will make that smile upside down!" Super Black retorted.
With CPD hovering above and a crowd of supporters cheering Super Black on, he confronted The Joker in Maggie Daley Park. And with The Joker apprehended, Super Black's dream was fulfilled.
"Be brave. Be strong. And be intelligent," he said, his parting words of wisdom.
Crime fighting will make anyone hungry, and so we're told Super Black ended his night at a pizza party with his fans.
Boy saves Chicago with help from Make-A-Wish Foundation