Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Well, you know how it ends, don’t you? It’s a sentence so iconic, there are probably kids shouting it in Swahili as you read this.
The most recognized superhero in pop culture, Superman has been elevated to mythic folkhero status. Rocketed to Earth from the dying planet Krypton, baby Kal-El was found by a farming couple who named the boy Clark Kent and raised him as their own. Discovering his enormous powers, they instilled in him strong moral values—and inspired him to become a hero.
Superman has super-everything—strength, speed, flight, invulnerability as well as his renowned X-ray and heat vision. The most powerful being on the planet, his amazing abilities are also a melancholy reminder of how different he is from the people he’s dedicated to protect.
A universal icon, Superman means different things to the many diverse people he inspires: He’s an alien; an immigrant from a faraway land just looking to help; a country boy fighting the never-ending battle for truth and justice. And recent comics have truly spotlighted his role as the people’s hero: Following a neophyte Man of Steel still learning his powers’ limits, Superman fights the evil corporate tycoons and corrupt one-percenters that have overwhelmed the establishment.
Kal-El, Clark Joseph Kent
newBreaking News: Supergirl Casts Two Faces from Krypton's Past
The awesome Supergirl news continues to break, as two very familiar faces have been cast in mysterious roles in the show's pilot episode.
Breaking News: Supergirl Casts its Cat Grant
The cast of Supergirl continues to grow. So far we have a couple of cool Kryptonians, an intrepid young photographer…and now, a Cat.
CONVERGENCE: DETECTIVE COMICS #2
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #2
Angered by the losses in the ongoing conflict against Superman, former GCPD Detective Renée Montoya has had enough.
newBreaking News: The Supergirl Cast Adds Two New Members
The cast of CBS’s Supergirl just picked up two intriguing new members—one of whom may potentially have a dark future.
DC All Access - Bonus Clip - LEGO Batman 3: Bizarro World Playthrough
Things between Jason Inman and special guest Joshua Ovenshire (Smosh Games) turn downright bizarre as they play through the just released LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Bizarro World DLC in this exclusive DC All Access clip. They play very badly! (Is that accurate, or Bizarro-speak? Watch the clip...
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #1
Superman’s regime has been opposed by the Green Lantern Corps and by those who wield the power of magic, but the Man of Steel has emerged battered yet still in control.
INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #11
Batman and his team battle Nightmare Batman. Later, the Monitor arrives on the Gaslight world to investigate the Earth Engine.