Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Man of Steel at 75

Seventy five years ago to the day, the world was introduced to the first, and arguably the greatest, superhero of the 20th century.

Superman debuted in Action Comics No. 1, published April 18 1938.

The landed immigrant, from his home planet of Krypton, crashed down in a Kansas cornfield near the fictional town of Smallville. Three quarters of a century later, the last son of the doomed planet is still fighting for truth and justice, and against the many evils we still find in the world today.

Commercially, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s creation has established himself as a reliable moneymaking entity for Hollywood and has secured his place as an American icon.

The Man of Steel will be further celebrated with the upcoming release on July 14 of his sixth motion picture, showcasing the famed character looking out for those in need.

While it will feature a different take on Superman’s origin story, the film is being touted as a sure bet to garner a new generation of fans.
Inspiring us to rise up and be better than we are, in light of recent events in Boston, Texas and in America’s capital, this great role model’s return to centre stage comes at a fitting time.

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