15 Speedy Facts About Superman

Becca Marsh
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Superman is not a magical being, and he can’t win against magical objects such as Aquaman's trident or Wonder Woman's sword.

    Superman has been around for decades and is one of the world’s most popular superheroes.

    His famous blue suit and red cape have made him a recognizable icon that many look up to.

    But who first created Superman, and why is he so popular?

    Here are 15 speedy facts about Superman that you probably didn’t know.

    Superman has multiple powers.

    Superman looking super powerful

    Many know that Superman has more than just one power, but do you know the extent of his capabilities?

    Superman has incredible strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, super speed, and the ability to fly.

    As well as these well-known traits, he also has super sharp hearing and the ability to self-combust.

    This more recent addition means that Superman can force himself to explode with the equivalent force of a nuclear detonation.

    This is why Superman is sometimes referred to as “The Man of Steel” because he appears invincible.

    The Superman logo was trademarked in 1938.

    Superman in his debut comic lifting a green car

    Superman made his debut in 1938, and the Superman logo was trademarked for this release.

    The first appearance was in DC Comics “Action Comics #1.”

    Superman was designed and written by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who came up with the famous logo.

    Superman dies multiple times throughout the comic books.

    Superman has died several times

    It is quite common throughout DC Comics for superheroes to die, and most of the time, they find a way to come back.

    Superman has had his fair share of visiting the afterlife, but he has one death in particular which stood out.

    The most iconic death was in the 1993 comic titled “The Death of Superman.”

    In this story, Superman is beaten to death by Doomsday, and they both die fighting each other.

    Later on, Superman is brought back to life, which wasn’t the first time this happened.

    Superman’s television debut was in 1952.

    George Reeves as Superman

    The first television series about Superman was “Adventures of Superman,” which aired on September 19, 1952.

    Filming began in 1951, and American actor George Reeves played Superman.

    It was so popular that there ended up being six seasons with a total of 104 episodes. The final episode aired on April 28, 1958.

    Superman can’t handle magic.

    Superman being attacked by magic

    Kryptonite is Superman’s biggest weakness; however, he has no protection against magic either.

    Superman is not a magical being, he is a human with enhanced features, and he can’t win against magic.

    This lack of protection means that he is vulnerable to magical objects such as Aquaman’s trident and Wonder Woman’s sword.

    Lois Lane is Superman’s lover.

    Superman holding his lover Lois Lane

    Superheroes almost always have a lover or at least a love interest, and Superman’s is Lois Lane.

    Lois Lane works with Clark Kent at the Daily Planet as an award-winning journalist.

    They dated for many years, and fans couldn’t wait to see them get married, which they finally did!

    The wedding coincides both on the television show Superman, as well as the comic book in 1996.

    It is shown in the release of Superman “The Wedding Album #1.”

    Superman gained his powers from his home planet.

    Planet Krypton

    Superman grew up on planet Krypton, and it is thought that his powers came from here.

    The gravitational force on Krypton is a lot higher than on Earth, so this makes inhabitants naturally stronger than a human raised on Earth.

    The Fortress of Solitude is Superman’s headquarters.

    The magical looking fortress of solitude

    Superman’s headquarters is located in what is depicted as a frozen landscape very far from civilization.

    The Fortress of Solitude is Superman’s place of solace and is occasionally used as his workplace.

    It first appeared in Action Comics #241, which was released in June 1958.

    Superman relies on Batman as a friend.

    Superman and batman together as allies

    When Superman and Batman’s paths crossed in the DC universe, Superman gave some kryptonite to Batman.

    He gave it to Batman and asked that if he ever got out of control, then Batman was to use it to stop him.

    Clark Kent is Superman’s alter ego.

    Clark Kent is Superman alter ego

    Every superhero has their alter ego, and Superman’s is Clark Kent.

    A farmer and his wife raised Clark Kent in Kansas after they found him as a baby.

    His earth family brought him up like other humans and gave him the courage to fight against evil.

    Kent then moved to the city of Metropolis, where he became a journalist for the Daily Planet.

    Superman is 6’4” (193 cm) tall.

    Superman is very tall

    We see most superheroes as brave souls who risk their lives, and their appearance is often perfect.

    Superman was one of the first superheroes to resemble “the perfect male figure,” with his great muscles and perfect jet black hair.

    Superman is 6’4” (193 cm) tall and weighs 225 lb. (102 kg).

    Kryptonite is Superman’s weakness.

    Superman hates kryptonite

    Although Superman is a hero, he is not invincible, and he can get hurt like us human beings.

    The glowing green rock that is Kryptonite is Superman’s biggest weakness. When he is in the presence of the stone, it suppresses his strength.

    Superman is also weakened by other colored Kryptonite too, not just green.

    Other elements such as red sun radiation will also harm Superman too when in large quantities.

    Lex Luthor is Superman’s arch-enemy.

    Lex Luthor is Superman's arch-enemy

    Every superhero has its arch-nemesis, and Superman’s is Lex Luthor.

    Luthor is a genius mastermind that manipulates and tricks Superman into all sorts of sticky situations.

    Although Superman is physically powerful, he doesn’t have the same intellect as Luthor.

    Superman chose to be a journalist, so he is the first to know breaking news.

    Superman outside Daily Planet where he works as a journalist

    When Superman is in his human form as Clark Kent, he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet.

    This was a cunning career choice by Superman as the industry is the first to find out breaking news.

    Being a journalist meant that Superman was the first to hear of crime or mischief.

    This gave him a huge benefit in catching the bad guys and being the first at a scene.

    Kal-El was superman’s original name on planet Krypton.

    Superman's name on his home planet was Kal-El

    Superman was born on the planet Krypton and was given the name Kal-EL.

    Clark Kent was the name he adopted from his earth family and the name of his alter ego.


    Superman is one of the world’s most famous heroes, and he is an idol to many.

    His simple slick looks, suit design, and eye-catching logo continue to entertain and draw people’s attention.

    This much-loved superhero was one of the first to appear under the DC brand, and he is one of the most popular.

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Becca Marsh
Becca Marsh

Becca Marsh is a travel enthusiast and a lover of nature. She is the co-founder of Global Convoy, a travel production company. When she is not filming, she enjoys writing about culture and travel.

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