No more will the cry of "is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman!", be heard in the tiny fishing village of Glamogylly, Wales as its last telephone box was removed yesterday due to commercial reasoning.
The worst hit will be local mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent who used the local telephone kiosk to change into his alter ego of Superman whenever danger reared its ugly head or whenever truth, justice and the Glamogylly way were threatened.
A telephone company spokesman said the move was due to the massive increase in mobile phone usage in the area. "People just don't need to go into the village anymore to make phone calls", he said.
The village council proposed a temporary mock-up of a phone box but Mr. Kent said it "wouldn't feel right". He said that the whole point of him going and changing into his Superman costume in the phone box was because he wouldn't be noticed - plus he liked looking at the dirty sex-chat line cards that would be pasted to the windows.
Locals have resigned themselves to expecting a dramatic rise in the crime rate in the locality. Sales of door locks have increased ten-fold in the past week following the announcement that Dr. Evil and his army of Psycho-bots have rented a quaint thatched cottage near the local church.