Last month marked the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, who has been fighting crime and saving the planet since his first appearance in Action Comics #1 published in April 18, 1938. Over the years, however, Superman has changed considerably to match the times, for better and worse. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, The Last Son of Krypton has had many different faces, origins and many different costumes. Underpants or no underpants, Superman has constantly remained an important icon in history through the various forms of media (whether that be film, radio, music or comic books).
Man of Ages Infographics
Superman through the ages
“I’m here to protect, not to provoke. I won’t throw the first punch, but I will throw the last.”