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Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The character's appearance is distinctive and iconic: a blue, red and yellow costume, complete with cape, with a stylized "S" shield on his chest. This shield is now typically used across media to symbolize the character.

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Superman - Cultural Impact - Video Games
... Main article List of Superman video games While Superman is largely considered to be the archetypal superhero, and the flagship character of DC Comics, he has enjoyed virtually no success in ... game was released on the Atari 2600, numerous developers have tried at making a Superman game that was generally well-received, although none have succeeded ... One of the most notorious examples is the 1999 game for the Nintendo 64, simply titled "Superman" (although often erroneously called "Superman 64" due to the tradition of N64 games putting the number "64" at the end ...
It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman
... It's Superman is a musical with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, with a book by David Newman and Robert Benton ... It is based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics ...
It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman - Synopsis
... The plot revolves around Superman's efforts to defeat Dr ... Additionally, Superman comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper, who resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman ...
JSA: The Liberty Files - The Unholy Three - Part 4
... to reveal to the Bat and the Clock that Superman is a traitor ... The Bat summons all available covert agents to attack Superman ... The Atom and the Hawk are killed and the others are no match for Superman though they manage to keep him weathered down ...
JSA: The Liberty Files - The Unholy Three - Part 3
... Superman) a new agent who, despite his inexperience, is placed in charge of the group ... They fight the Parasite who is killed by Superman in an apparent act of panic ... It is then revealed that this Superman is not the traditional character, but is actually Zod, another Kryptonian who has the same superpowers, but is a psychopath ...

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    “All the gods are dead: now we want the superman to live”Mon that great noon, let this be our last will.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    It’s men like you that make it difficult for people to understand one another.
    Richard Fielding, and Lee Sholem. Superman (George Reeves)

    It’s men like you that make it difficult for people to understand one another.
    —Richard Fielding. Lee Sholem. Superman (George Reeves)