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.