The hashtag #Superman is now trending on Twitter as the Man of Steel just officially turned 83 years old. On this day in 1938 Superman made its debut in Action Comics # 1. The red and blue superhero has since become one of the most popular superheroes around the world, and looking back at the iconic character’s creation, Superman fans everywhere praise his iconic legacy.
“Happy 83rd birthday to one of the greatest superheroes of all time,” writes a fan on Twitter, adding the hashtag #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, along with images of Henry Cavill’s Superman.
“Happy 83rd birthday to the character who inspires a whole planet, multiple generations and a girl from Ireland trying to do the right thing because it’s right and that’s what #Superman thought of her,” tweeted another Superman fan.
With pictures of several superhumans on screen – Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill and Tyler Hoechlin – another fan says in a tweet, “looks good for someone 83 lol happy birthday #Superman.”
“It’s #superman’s 83rd birthday,” says someone else. “One of the greatest symbols and inspiration of my entire life. I look forward to seeing what the coming year has in store for all of us.”
Action Comic # 1 was written by Jerry Siegel with artwork by Joe Shuster, and the pair are credited as the creators of Superman. The comic book was the first issue of the original version of Action Comics, sold for just 10 cents when it was released in 1938. In 2014, a copy of the song, rated 9.0 by the Certified Guarantee Company, sold on eBay for more than $ 3.2 million, making it the only comic book was that for over $ 3 million for a single original copy.
Of course, Superman was destined to be the star of his own comic book series, and the rest is history. Usually the character is depicted as a person born on the planet Krypton with the name Kal-El. As a baby, he is sent to Earth just before Krypton is destroyed. He is raised as a human by foster parents in the town of Smallville. After developing various superhuman abilities, Kal-El – who takes the name Clark Kent – decides to use his powers as the legendary superhero Superman for good.
There are many movies inspired by Superman over the years. Christopher Reeve played the famous superhero in a series of four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987. Brandon Routh would later play the superhero in Superman returns in 2006, and Henry Cavill would take over the role with the restart of DCEU Man of Steel in 2013. New footage of Cavill as the Man of Steel was featured Zack Snyder’s Justice League last month. Fans have campaigned for Cavill to get another solo movie as Superman, but Warner Bros. and DC are currently working on a reboot of the franchise with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
In any case, it is a matter of time for that Superman is back on the big screen as the character will live on forever no matter who plays the next role. A look at Twitter today shows just how popular the iconic superhero remains after its creation 83 years ago. Happy birthday to the Man of Steel!