Wednesday, April 18, 2018


“Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane.
It's Superman!” (Superman 1941)

(Superman 1941)

One of my favorite comic book heroes was Superman.
I’ve lost count how many times my big brother and
I have watched to movies and have pretended to
be our favorite comic book heroes.
This is a love that we’ve shared with our parents
and now sharing as parents with our children.

“Superman, American comic strip superhero created
for DC Comics by writer Jerry Siegel and
artist Joe Shuster. Superman first appeared in
Action Comics, no. 1 (June 1938).” (

We all know the story:
“On the doomed planet Krypton, scientists
Jor-El and Lara place their infant son Kal-El into
a rocket bound for Earth. He is found by
Martha and Jonathan Kent, a kindly couple
from the mid-American town of Smallville.
They name the boy Clark and raise him as their own.
As a child, Clark exhibits a collection of
superhuman powers—invulnerability,
incredible strength, the ability to leap
incredible distances, and super speed—that
would later become the hallmarks of his alter ego,
Superman, the ‘Man of Steel’.” (


“The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel
and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living
in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. They sold Superman to
Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, in 1938.
Superman debuted in Action Comics #1
(cover-dated June 1938) and subsequently
appeared in various radio serials, newspaper
strips, television programs, films, and video
games.” (

Superman is not only a classic story,
but it’s become a timeless one.
He is loved by many of all ages.
There have been many comics, cartoons,
shows, and movies on our beloved hero.
Syfy now has a new show called “Krypton”.
We all have heard about how Krypton was
destroyed and how Kal-El came to Earth,
but we never really heard the events that
lead up to it.
Syfy’s “Krypton” brings it back even further.
It’s a story of Superman’s grandfather
and his efforts to save his homeworld.
My daughter and I love it so far.
If you haven’t seen it and you love Superman,
give the show a try.

Happy 80th birthday, Superman.
Hope you’re around for many more.

Here are some of our Supermen:
Kirk Alyn
“Superman (1948)”
“Atom Man Vs Superman (1950)”

George Reeves
“Superman And The Mole Men” (1951)
“Adventures Of Superman” (1952-58)

Christopher Reeve
“Superman: The Movie” (1978)
“Superman II” (1980)
“Superman III” (1983)
“Superman IV” (1987)

Dean Cain
“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”

Tom Welling
“Smallville” (2001-2011)

Brandon Routh
“Superman Returns” (2006)

Henry Cavill
“Man of Steel” (2013)
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)
“Justice League” (2017)