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.
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newFirst Look: Lois Lane and Lex Luthor Caught on CameraClark Kent discovers the painful side of having the most famous relationship in Metropolis in this sneak peek at Wednesday’s ACTION COMICS #1004.
SUPERMAN 100-PAGE SUPER-SPECTACULAR #1
“This is the best Superman story I’ve ever written.” So says living legend Marv Wolfman, and when you’ve written hundreds of Superman stories as he has, it means a great deal.
ACTION COMICS #1007
The Kobra Cult conspiracy ensnares Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, drawing the attention of the Man of Steel.
updatedINJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6
He-Man is beset on all sides—by enemies and allies alike. If he helps Superman use the Nexus, he may save Earth from ever falling to injustice.
newBreaking News: Lex Luthor Will Appear on Supergirl
Since Kara Danvers embraced her destiny and became Supergirl, she’s struggled with plenty of the same things her equally famous cousin has. Whether it’s been a fear of what she can...
ACTION COMICS #1006
The Red Cloud sets her sights on someone close to Superman, but how can the Man of Steel stop a villain he can’t touch?
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #6
The Super Sons are lost in time and space!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #15