The hashtag #Superman is trending on Twitter now that the man of steel has just officially turned 83. On that day in 1938, Superman made his debut in Action Comics # 1. The red and blue superhero has since become one of the most popular superheroes in the world. Looking back at the creation of the legendary character, Superman fans everywhere praise his iconic legacy.
“Happy 83rd anniversary of one of the best superheroes of all time,” wrote a fan on Twitter and added the hashtag #RestoreTheSnyderVerse and pictures of Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Congratulations on the 83rd birthday of one of the greatest superheroes of all time. # Superman # RestoreTheSnyderVersepic.twitter.com / HVIMYYwuRO
– Ω Ryan Ω #RestoreTheSnyderVerse (@ Snyder_Cut_240) April 18, 2021
“Happy 83rd birthday to the character who inspires an entire planet, generations, and a girl from Ireland who tries to do what’s right because it’s right and #Superman thought she was,” tweeted another Superman fan .
Happy 83rd Birthday to the character who inspires a whole planet, multiple generations and a girl from Ireland who tries to do the right thing because it’s right and #Superman thought she was pic.twitter.com/2gsmOpIUzw is
– Jessika Hannon #ZSJL (@ jessika7979) April 18, 2021
With photos of various super people on screen – Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill and Tyler Hoechlin – another fan said in a tweet, “Looks pretty good for someone who’s 83 lol happy birthday #Superman.”
looks pretty good for someone who is 83 lol
Happy Birthday # Supermanpic.twitter.com / ISn2nJAsQK
– mac (@MacsVoid) April 18, 2021
“It’s the 83rd anniversary of #superman,” says someone else. “One of the greatest symbols and inspirations of my entire life. I look forward to seeing what the next year has in store for all of us.”
It’s the 83rd anniversary of #superman. One of the greatest symbols and inspirations of my whole life. I look forward to seeing what the next year has in store for all of us. pic.twitter.com/aDPl7Z2W3L
– Superman (@jonathanbelle) April 18, 2021
Action Comic # 1 was written by Jerry Siegel with artwork by Joe Shuster, and the two are believed to be the creators of Superman. The comic book was the first edition of the original edition of Action Comics, and it sold for just 10 cents in 1938. In 2014, a copy of the edition, rated 9.0 by the Certified Guarantee Company, sold on eBay for over $ 3.2, making it the only comic book that sold for more than $ 3 million for a single Original copy was sold.
Of course, Superman was destined to star his own comic series, and the rest is history. Typically, the figure is portrayed as a person born on the planet Krypton named Kal-El. As a baby, he is sent to Earth just before Krypton is destroyed. He grew up as a foster parent in the town of Smallville. After developing various superhuman skills, Kal-El decides to finally use his powers as the legendary superhero Superman.
Over the years there have been many films inspired by Superman. Christopher Reeve played the superhero in a series of four Superman films between 1978 and 1987. Brandon Routh later played the superhero in Superman Returns in 2006, and Henry Cavill took over the role in the DCEU reboot of Man of Steel in 2013. New footage of Cavill as the Man of Steel was shown in Zack Snyder’s Justice League last month. Fans have been campaigning for Cavill to get another solo film as Superman, but Warner Bros. and DC are currently working on a franchise restart with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Either way, it’s a matter of time before Superman is back on screen, as the character will live on forever regardless of who’s next in the role. One look at Twitter today shows you just how popular the legendary superhero remains after being created 83 years ago. Congratulations to the man of steel!
“Happy 83rd birthday to the best superheroes” # Supermanpic.twitter.com / PscESulws9
– AmazingJason XZ (@ Batman77814282) April 18, 2021
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. #Superman Action Comics # 1 Anniversary. pic.twitter.com/7oUlXBJmuD
– John Skrtic (@SkrticX) April 18, 2021
Congratulations # supermanpic.twitter.com / WqywNp5uOg
– Jason Laboy Photography (@ Jason24cf) April 18, 2021
On that day, April 18, 1938, Action Comics 1, starring Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made its debut. # Superman # dccomicspic.twitter.com / PKRgNBT7LM
– Darrell Epp (@DarrellEpp) April 18, 2021
Happy 83rd, Big Blue! # Supermanpic.twitter.com / HdAEXcXWuD
– Anthony Giovanni Elias (@AnthonyGElias) April 18, 2021
Bring that back.
Congratulations on the 83rd anniversary to #Superman ❤ pic.twitter.com/qXk3zNSUFr
– Hayathy (@josephineslight) April 18, 2021
And besides #Superman, it’s also #LoisLane’s 83-year anniversary. pic.twitter.com/qPxPOr8MEB
– Matt (@ starmanjack43) April 18, 2021
Happy 83 years # Superman # manofsteel # ClarkKentpic.twitter.com / I04GSFAd1X
– LeeLee1908💞💚 (@LeeLeeskeewee) April 18, 2021