It started as a contest, but soon became a trend, and it was all thanks to one quirky little hashtag and hundreds and hundreds of photos.
If you’ve been frequenting the DC Comics website recently, you may have noticed that there’s been a lot of coverage regarding a certain super-powered Kryptonian with incredible strength and durability, a Man of Steel, if you will.
It’s like we’re the Daily Planet up in here with all this Superman stuff, amirite? Which, really, why would we not want to be the Daily Planet? They’ve got the best reporters, exclusives regarding super-heroes, and a guy who is simply committed to bringing back the bowtie in a non-ironic fashion.
Everyone knows what Superman looks like. The red and blue costume. The cape. The bold S-shaped glyph across his chest. The strong, muscular physique. Superman may be an alien, but he looks an awful lot like one of us.
We’re heading into Man of Steel’s third week of release, and by now, it’s a pretty fair bet that if you’re a Superman or a DC Comics fan, you’ve probably already seen it. And if you’re a big fan, you’re probably going to see it again. In fact, the only real question for most of us is exactly how many times we’ll be seeing it before it leaves theaters.
Psi War is coming. But the pieces building this puzzle have remained somewhat mysterious. Until now.
The Man of Steel has faced many grave threats in his past – but the H.I.V.E. Queen is unlike any foe he’s crossed paths with thus far. An elusive ruler with an insatiable thirst for power, the H.I.V.E. Queen has found a way to control her drones to become completely subservient to her every command. But what is she after? And how will Superman be able to fight off her army if it continues to increase at such an exponential rate?
Find out soon,
Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet of Krypton, the baby Kal-El was found and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent in Smallville, Kansas. Gifted with powers and abilities beyond that of normal humans by the Earth’s yellow sun—faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound—the adult Clark Kent now fights for truth and justice throughout the world as SUPERMAN!
For years, MAD MAGAZINE and the Man of Steel have had a very … unique relationship. It was only fitting, then, that to commemorate Superman’s 75th anniversary, MAD has come up with their own special magazine-sized summer one-shot that collects some of their most beloved Superman-centric parodies, gags, spoofs, and more!
We’ve heard it before. Superman isn’t the hero for you because he’s too “clean cut.” You like edgy heroes. The sort of super heroes who wear dark, extreme costumes and use tactics that often enter the realm of questionable. We get it, and we have plenty of super heroes like that. However, we think you may have the wrong idea about the Man of Steel. While he’s heroic and inspirational, that doesn’t mean he lacks an edge. At least when it comes to some of his merchandise.