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The most iconic and well-known superhero of all time. I’m saying that without checking to see if it’s right because I know it’s right. Ask anyone to name some superheroes and I’d bet good money that at least 99 per cent would say Superman. Even those who know nothing about superheroes would probably just say “Superman” thinking it had to be someone’s name.
Superman, or Clark Kent/Kal-El, first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938 He was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. Superman, along with Batman and Wonder Woman, form the DC Comics Trinity, the three most prominent and long-lasting heroes in the DC Universe.
Superman has been adapted to a number of other media including radio serials, novels, movies, television shows and theatre. There’s an infinite number of versions within the comics themselves. With so many different iterations, there are bound to be some that people prefer over others.
So the question I ask today is: which version of Superman is your favorite?
The first Superman film I ever watched was the 1978 classic Superman starring Christopher Reeve in those blue and red tights. It is still the iteration I most fondly remember. I never watched Superman: The Animated Series or Superman Returns as a child. My Superman is Reeve’s Man of Steel.
Though I will definitely give a shout out to the Arrowverse version who continues to get better with every appearance, and the newest take in Superman: Man of Tomorrow. But it is hard to not think of Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent/Superman when thinking of the various iterations. The man simply nailed the fundamentals behind bringing the character to life.
So what about you, folks? Who is your Superman?
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