The first live-action Superman movie serial, released in 1948 was the most profitable movie serial in history.


Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, Superman first appeared in Action Comics in 1938.


Paramount Pictures released a series of Superman animated short films between 1941 and 1943.


Superman’s model was “Truth, justice and the American way.” 

Recently, the comic writer Frank Miller and current Superman writer Brian Bendis have decided to reshape Superman’s backstory for modern times. Miller says: “What I want to do is to help bring him back to this iconic force and maybe play up the truth and justice and just not be so noisy about the ‘American way’ part.”