Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Graphic: Superman celebrates 75th anniversary

Superman, arguably the most famous of all the superheroes, was born of the Great Depression in Cleveland, Ohio, the comic book creation of two Glenville High School friends, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.

The made his debut appearance in Action Comics #1 on 18 April 1938 and has since appeared in a series of blockbuster movies, the latest of which, 'Man of Steel',  is due for release this summer.

Director Zack Snyder said: "I wanted the movie to be a big movie-going experience, full of action, full of emotion and full of the biggest superhero in the world."

"I wanted to give to the cinemas of the world a big, giant 'movie' movie."

Zack said he wanted to find a poignancy to add to the familiar story, which he has been a fan of all his life.

"He is the greatest superhero. There's no competition between superheroes, but if there was, he'd win," he said.

Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Superman's adoptive parents.

The movie is due to open later this year.

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