Superman Logo – Superman is a fictional character , a comic book superhero appearing in publications from DC Comics , widely regarded as an icon of the United States.was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and artist born American Canadian Joe Shuster in 1932, when both were living in Cleveland , Ohio , was sold to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1938 and the character’s first adventure was published in Action Comics (June 1938) and then appear in various radio serials, programs TV, movies, regular strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and established its primacy within the American comic. 1 The character’s appearance is distinctive and iconic: a blue suit, red and yellow, with a cape and a shield ” S “on his chest slim, shield has become a symbol of the character in all types of media.
The original story of Superman relates that he was born with the name Kal-El on the planet Krypton , his father, the scientist Jor-El , and his mother Lara Lor-Van , he was sent on a ship bound for Earth when he was a child, just before the destruction of his planet. It was discovered and adopted by Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent , a couple of farmers from Smallville , Kansas, who raised him with the name of Clark Kent and instilled in him a strict moral code. Kent Young began showing superhuman abilities, the same as the reach maturity decide to use for the benefit of mankind.
Although called sometimes unflattering manner, the “great blue Boy Scout” by other superheroes, Superman is also known as “The Man of Steel”, “The Man of Tomorrow” and “The Last Son of Krypton” by the general public in the comics. Under the identity of Clark Kent, Superman lives among humans as a “shy reporter” of the newspaper Daily Planet in Metropolis . That works alongside reporter Lois Lane , with whom he has been romantically linked. This relationship was consummated his marriage several times through different media and the union is now firmly established in the current comics continuity.
DC Comics / Warner Bros. slowly expanded cast of supporting characters, powers, and Superman symbols through the years. Was modified to allow her past adventures as Superboy , and other survivors of Krypton were created, including Supergirl and Krypto the Superdog. In addition, Superman was licensed and adapted to a variety of media, from radio to television and film. The latter gave what is perhaps her most notable: Christopher Reeve both Superman: The Movie (1978) and its sequel Superman II (1981), films Richard Donner who received unanimous acclaim from critics and became the most successful movies of Warner Bros. at the time. However, the following two sequels, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace were not as successful at fundraising. The movie Superman Returns , which premiered in 2006, was unsuccessful in the United States but the world surpassed the initial expectations of its creators.
Since the debut of Superman have been seven decades during which the character has been recreated and renewed on multiple occasions. A greater and significant change occurred in 1986 when the author John Byrne revamped and made a massive retcon the character, reducing Superman’s powers and eliminating several characters from the canon, in a strategy that attracted much media attention. She reappeared in the press in the 1990s, when DC Comics published The Death of Superman , a story in which the character died and then revived.
Superman has been fascinating to academics and postgraduate students both cultural and commentators and critics have explored the impact of character and his role in the United States and the rest of the world. Umberto Eco discussed the mythological qualities of character in early 1960 and Larry Niven wrote about the characteristics of a hypothetical sexual relationship between the character and Lois Lane. 10 The property of the character has often been a subject of dispute, Siegel and Shuster twice filed lawsuits to recover their legal ownership. The character’s rights are again under discussion, because the changes to copyright law allowed the wife and daughter of Siegel claim for a share of the rights, which the company owns DC, Warner Bros ., dispute.