2 Ongoing Series2.1 Superman in Action Comics2.1.1 Issue 1 2.1.2 Issue 8 2.1.3 Issue 12 2.1.4 Issue 551 2.1.5 Issue 775 2.2 Superman2.2.1 Issue 75 2.3 Superman: The Man of Steel2.3.1 Issue 21 2.3.2 Issue 121 2.4 The Adventures of Superman2.4.1 Issue 505 .
Superman represents an instinctive problem that we are all born and grown up with, that we can fly ─ after all, we can fly now; we couldnt before ─ and that we can carry on all kinds of scientific investigations, that we can stop crime, which Superman does, and that we can have a good influence on the world, and that we can be protected by the powerful influences in the world which may be our own parents, or may be the authorities, or what not. .
So I advised them that in my experience children throughout the ages, long before Superman existed, tried, to fly, and also it has been my specific experience, since I have been at Bellevue Hospital, that certain children with certain emotional problems are particularly preoccupied with the problem of flying, both fascinated by it, and fearful of it. .
There is another reason why Superman has had good influence. That is the years of continuity of the Superman character. The children know that Superman will always come out on the right side. On that, I can give you another story about what they wanted to do. At the end of the Second World War we bad the problem of a certain number of soldiers coming home as amputees. .
Grant Morrison: Well Mark Waid had him as a vegetarian, he sort of ratified it and then people were really angry because they used to say in the 70s his favourite food was beef bourguignon. But I kind of think of course he would be a vegetarian, I mean he would find it hard not to be. Hes a super kid who grew up with animals and Im sure hed empathise with them pretty early on and just not be. I dont know, I might just put it in again to annoy people.Grant Morrison Comicbookgrrrl .
Siegel: If youre interested in what made Superman what it is, heres one of the keys to what made it universally acceptable. Joe and I had certain inhibitionswhich led to wish-fulfillment which we expressed through our interest in science fiction and our comic strip. Thats where the dual-identity concept came from, and Clark Kents problems with Lois. I imagine there are a lot of people in this world who are similarly frustrated. Joe and I both felt that way in high school, and he was able to put the feeling into sketches. .
The story would begin with you as a child on far-off planet Krypton. Like the others of that world, you had super-powers. The child’s scientist-father was mocked and denounced by the Science Council. They did not believe his claim that Krypton would soon explode from internal stresses. Convinced that his prediction was valid, the boy’s father had been constructing a model rocket ship. As the planet began to perish, the baby’s parents knew its end was close. There was not space enough for three people in the small model craft. They put the baby into it. The mother chose to remain on the doomed planet with the man she loved, and die with him. Tearfully, hoping that their baby boy would survive, they launched the craft toward the planet Earth. Shortly, Krypton exploded and its millions of inhabitants were destroyed.” .
Jerry Siegel: What led me into creating Superman in the early thirties?Hearing and reading of the oppression and slaughter of helpless, oppressed Jews in Nazi Germanyseeing movies depicting the horrors of privation suffered by the downtroddenI had the great urge to help help the downtrodden masses, somehow. How could I help them when I could barely help myself? Superman was the answer. .
Clark to his mother, Martha Kent, in an email: I can see this, I suppose you could call it, aura of colors that words cant describe around living things. And when something dies the aura fades leaving something thats not easy to look at. It appears empty in a way that makes you feel empty too!! .
Clark to his mother, Martha Kent, in an email: Each time I think Ive made a connection with someone once they find out what I can do, whether its hours or days later, everything changes. Invariably they freak. They get retroactively paranoid, wondering what else Clark Kent is hiding from them. .
Narrator: This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, the man of steel, Superman! Empowered with X-ray vision, possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent. .
Flash: I remember the first time I met Superman. Barry was going to introduce us. I was just standing on the rooftop watching Barry talk to Superman. I must have tapped my foot a thousand times fighting the urge to ask for his autograph. I started to get down on myself looking at him. Like I could never measure up. I felt like taking off my costume and walking away. When they finished talking Superman walked over to me, put his hand on my shoulder and said I wish more young people were like you. Afterwards I couldnt stop smiling for a week. .
Martha: You cant wear a mask Clark. When people see you and can see the things you can do, the power you have, theyll be terrified. They need to be able to look into your eyes, see your face, so that they can see the decency and kindness thats always there and know they have nothing to be afraid of. .
The Atom: I remember the first time I met Superman. It was a Justice League case so there were other heroes involved, but in my mind none of them stood as tall or as proudly as Superman. I began to wonder what I was doing in the same room as him, how little he must think of me. But Superman never treated me as anything but an equal. At six inches tall he made me feel like a giant. Now I had to be that giant for him. .
And we frequently have on our ward at Bellevue the problem of making Superman capes in occupational therapy and then the children wearing them and fighting over them and one thing or another ─ and only about 3 months ago we had such, what we call epidemic, and a number of children were hurt because they tried to fly off the top of radiators or off the top of bookcases or what not and got bumps. .
Siegel: Well, as a science-fiction fan, I knew of the various themes in the field. The superman theme has been one of the themes ever since Samson and Hercules; and I just sat down and wrote a story of that type - only in this story, the Superman was a villain. .
Siegel: Obviously, having him a hero would be infinitely more commercial than having him a villain. I understand that the comic strip Dr. Fu Manchu ran into all sorts of difficulties because the main character was a villain. And with the example before us of Tarzan and other action heroes of fiction who were very successful, mainly because people admired them and looked up to them, it seemed the sensible thing to do to make The Superman a hero. The first piece was a short story, and thats one thing; but creating a successful comic strip with a character youll hope will continue for many years, it would definitely be going in the wrong direction to make him a villain. .
Siegel: It was conceived strictly as a comic book. It was intended to take up the entire publication. When Joe and I first got together, we did attempt to prepare and sell newspaper strips; but they failed to sell. When I saw this publication Detective Dan, it occurred to me that we could get up an even more interesting comic book character than that other strip, which seemed to be a takeoff on Dick Racy. .
Siegel: because the super-strength and action in the animated cartoons, rather than in the comic strip, were absolutely sensational. I thought: this is really great, but its done strictly as comedy. What if it featured a straight adventure character? You could end up with a very dynamic adventure strip. So that was one of the influences on Superman. There were many: there was Tarzan, who was the greatest action hero of the time, and various others; but I think the Popeye animated cartoons were one of the strongest influences. .
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