What’s that?! Is it a bird? Is it a bird or a plane? It is a plane! No! It’s the Man of Tomorrow! Superman has had many names, but one thing remains the same. He stood for the best of humanity, our potential for horrible destructive acts but also our decision to not do any of it.
Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel were the writers and artists who first created Superman in 1933. Action Comics #1 was his first appearance, which marked the beginning of a long and distinguished career for the Man of Steel. The iconic Superman figure is well-known for his distinctive blue suit and red cape with stylized red S on the chest.
Superman has seen many changes since his creation. His original Golden Age version was a villainous character who bears no resemblance whatsoever to our hero. Action Comics #1 was published April 18, 1938. This is when Superman became the hero we love today. His success was so great that he received his own comic in 1939. The world has not looked back since.
Our boy in blue has made appearances in all media since then. There are many media outlets where the Man of Steel can be found. His appearances on TV have been varied, including in “Smallville”, which tells the story of his youth in the same town where he grew-up. The Man of Steel is in a rare state of vulnerability during his development, as he struggles through the turmoil of adolescence.
There are many ways to celebrate Superman Day. These include entertaining and altruistic options. A Superman-themed get-together with friends is the best way to celebrate Superman Day. A little green food coloring can transform Marshmallow Crispy Bars to Kryptonite bars. And trampolines in the yard will allow everyone to experience the thrill of flying like the Man of Steel. You can end it all with a marathon watching movies, and you will have a “Super Celebration” today.
Superman Day is a day that encourages altruism and reminds us of what the Man of Steel stood for. His uniform, with its red, white, and blue colors, stood for the things that made America great. At that time, it was a desire to serve justice, help those in need, as well as a strong spirit. You could also volunteer at a soup kitchen, blood drive, or other community service organization. There are endless opportunities to help others, so get out there!