Top 20 Fun Facts About Superman


Superman is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. He’s been around for decades and has a passionate fanbase. Here are some secrets about the Man of Steel that you may not know.


1. Superman was created by two teenagers in 1933. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were just kids when they came up with the idea for Superman.

2. Jerry Siegel originally wanted to name him “Superman”. He later changed it to “Kal-el” because he thought it sounded more alien-like.

3. The idea for Superman came to Jerry Siegel when he was watching a movie about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He thought it would be cool if there was a superhero who could turn into a monster.

4. Superman’s costume was based on the circus strongmen of the time. Jerry Siegel saw a circus and was inspired by the costumes the strongmen were wearing.

5. The first Superman comic was published in 1938 and cost just 10 cents.

6. Superman’s arch-enemy is Lex Luthor. Luthor is a mad scientist who wants to take over the world.

7. In 2006, Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in the movies, died from complications caused by a spinal cord injury. He had been paralyzed from the neck down since 1995.

8. The original voice of Superman was Bud Collyer. He provided the voice for Superman in radio show, cartoons, and movies.

9. Superman’s powers include strength, speed, flight, x-ray vision, and heat vision.

10. Superman was banned in Russia because the government thought he was a tool of American propaganda.

11. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold the rights to Superman for just $130.

12. The first Superman movie was released in 1978 and starred Christopher Reeve.

13. In 2013, Zack Snyder directed a new Superman movie called Man of Steel. Henry Cavill played the role of Superman.

14. The S on Superman’s chest stands for “Superman”.

15. Superman has a Fortress of Solitude which is located in the Arctic.

16. Superman was the first superhero to be featured in a movie.

17. The phrase “truth, justice, and the American way” is often used to describe Superman’s values.

18. Superman is a vegetarian.

19. In 1992, a new TV series called Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman aired on TV. It starred Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane and Dean Cain as Clark Kent / Superman.

20. In 2013, a new Supergirl TV series was announced which will focus on Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El. Melissa Benoist will play the role of Supergirl.

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