The Man of Steel, or the Last Son of Krypton turned 80 in April. Kal-El isn’t a spring chicken anymore, but he’s still going strong in the comic book world and on Television.
Last seen on the Big Screen in Justice League and on the Small screen in Supergirl, Clark Kent/Superman is still the Greatest Hero of them all.
And yes, that does include all the DC/Marvel heroes and Independent types like Titan Eren and Miraculous Ladybug!
I did my own bit to celebrate at Wales Comic Con, where I did my Superclark thing again- Clark Kent reporting on events, then tearing off his shirt to find half his super suit is missing- well, it is washing day after all! It’s been fun seeing it evolve over the past couple of years. I think it’s up to the stage where I’ll have to call the next one a Quest for a decent pair of Super boots or something!
Anyway, how did I get into all this? It began with the iconic Christopher Reeve movies in the 80’s- Superman 2 being my favourite for many reasons, like Kal El giving up his powers for Lois or the arrival of Zod and his cronies, or Lex Luther, Gene Hackman’s snide comments and of course the final showdown, it’s just the best, so that’s all there is to say about it really.
Other versions I have enjoyed include Lois and Clark, Smallville (see separate reviews from 2011- https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/somebody-save-me-ten-years-of-smallville-13/ )
Superman Returns was good, Brandon Routh was freakily uncanny, though I’m still unsure about Henry Cavill in the latest couple of films.
Tyler Hoechlin in Supergirl was brilliant, though he hasn’t appeared in Series three, so expect him to zoom in sometime in the Fourth Series!
So, a belated happy birthday Superman, have a cake, or a Super-cake as the case may be!!