The concept itself had originally been established to the reader in 1939, in the Superman comic strip. More recent stories have attempted to find a balance between the two explanations. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. This team assembles whenever Superman himself is in trouble, if a situation calls for more power than Superman has (such as when fighting Darkseid), or if Superman is gone and needs someone to fill in for him. (uncredited), Special Football Player John Byrne's Man of Steel revamp drops many traditional aspects of Clark Kent in favor of giving him a more aggressive and extroverted personality, including making Kent a top football player in high school and a successful author. Darkseid, one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe, is also a formidable nemesis in most post-Crisis comics. In part to counter this, the Superman writers established that Kryptonians, whose native star had been red, only possessed superpowers under the light of a yellow sun.  Writers gradually increased his powers to larger extents during the Silver Age, in which Superman could fly to other worlds and galaxies, and even across universes with relative ease. This especially applies to the Special Crimes Unit (SCU), a police unit that deals with superpowered threats, led by Captain Margaret Sawyer, one of the few openly homosexual characters in mainstream superhero comics today. In the New 52 timeline, Superman was a member of the Legion when he was young. A new Superboy character, who is a clone of Superman, was created in the early 1990s; adventures featuring this character continued to be published until 2006, when the character was killed in DC's Infinite Crisis crossover event and later returned in Legion of 3 Worlds. In the Golden Age stories, Superman's personality is rough and destructive. (uncredited), Little Boy with Mom In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. A Man Who Was Superman (Korean: 슈퍼맨이었던 사나이; RR: Syupeomaen-ieotteon sanai) is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Jeong Yoon-chul. |  In 2006, Superman is stripped of his powers, although these are restored within a fictional year.. In the 2006 film Superman Returns, Lois Lane has a son, Jason White, who was later revealed as Superman's son.  Superman married Lois Lane in 1996. Nathaniel fought for the North and married a half-Native American woman who gave him a special traditional spiritual symbol that was apparently a forerunner and inspiration for Superman's chest emblem. Teamed with Batman Jr., the duo were known as the Super-Sons. Initially a crime fighter, the character was seen in early adventures stepping in to stop wife beaters and gangsters, with rather rough edges and a rather looser moral code than audiences may be used to today. Nate remained in Smallville and there the Kents have stayed for generations, including Jonathan and Martha Kent, Superman's adoptive parents. Since Infinite Crisis, members of the JSA have regained their memories of the Golden Age version of Superman. Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths (i.e., DC comics published up to the early 1980s), the attitude was that Clark Kent was actually a "secret identity" for Superman. Company Credits Team-ups with fellow comics icon Batman are a fan-favorite, inspiring many stories over the years. Furthermore, the sons, Nathaniel and Jeb, argued and had a parting of the ways so deeply involving their beliefs about slavery that they found themselves on opposing sides of the American Civil War, with Jeb fighting with the notorious Confederate guerrilla unit led by William Quantrill. In Metropolis, Superman enjoys a close relationship with the police department. Examples of Superman biologically fathering children in imaginary, alternate realities, or elseworlds stories includes, a daughter named Ariella Kent with Linda Danvers from an alternate timeline. Clark is a reporter at the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet, which allows him to keep track of events in which he might be able to help. During the Silver Age, Superboy would travel through time to the 30th century and take part in their adventures. This allowed characters published in the 1940s to exist alongside their updated counterparts published in the 1960s. Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the names considered, as was his old rival, Sylvester Stallone. Then ... he shoots fire from the skies, and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. His adoptive human parents, the Kents, imbued young Clark Kent with a strong sense of purpose, morality, and compassion. Lois's affection for Superman and rejection of Clark is a recurring theme in Superman comics and media adaptations. Other enemies of note include the demon Satanus, the fifth-dimensional imp Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Ultra-Humanite, the imperfect Superman clone or duplicate Bizarro, criminal cyborg Metallo, the alien Amazon from Apokolips Lashina, Kryptonian criminal General Zod (and other Kryptonians imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for their crimes), the Parasite, the Prankster, the Cyborg Superman, Terra-Man, the Toyman, Composite Superman, Gog, and the Metropolis gang known as Intergang (which includes mad scientists such as Dabney Donovan and Thaddeus Killgrave). Clark, as opposed to Superman, is traditionally presented as behaving in a more introverted or mild manner compared to his super-heroic self. The fact that he is without a mask in his Superman persona gives the impression to ordinary civilians that he is without a "secret identity", which prevents suspicion. |  Five children over the span of time covered in the Superman & Batman: Generations series. The film applies techniques of Magical realism to problems arising from the Narcissism of small differences that plagues the modern Korean conscience. His actions were more socially conscious, such as declaring war on reckless drivers, fighting against the mistreatment of prisoners, or tearing down insufficient housing so that the government would be forced to build new homes.  A son named Larry with Lois in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #39. Writers found it increasingly difficult to write Superman stories in which the character was believably challenged, so DC Comics made a series of attempts to rein the character in. All the same, when General Zod taunts Superman in the 1982 miniseries The Phantom Zone for his resolve, Superman responds, "My code doesn't say a damned thing about not battering you to within an inch of yours!. Alle Infos zu Spider-Man 3 mit Doctor Strange: Wie verrückt wird der Marvel-Film? Incarnations of Supergirl, Krypto the Superdog, and Superboy have also been major allies in the mythos, as well as the Justice League of America and the Super Friends (of which Superman is usually a member and most of the time, the leader). Alliterative names were common in early comics. As an influential archetype of the superhero genre, Superman possesses extraordinary powers, with the character traditionally described as "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound," a phrase coined by Jay Morton and first used in the Superman radio serials and Max Fleischer animated shorts of the 1940s, as well as the television series of the 1950s. Superman is portrayed as a father for the first time in canonical continuity, when he and his wife Lois become the foster parents of a Kryptonian boy, whom they named Chris Kent. Superman is often depicted with a mix of idealism, restraint, fairness, and compassion. The team has had different members over the years, but the members are always super-powered and very close to Superman. | The character's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, compared his strength and leaping abilities to an ant and a grasshopper.