Superman, the iconic superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is one of the most recognizable comic book characters of all time. First appearing in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman has become a cultural icon with a rich history spanning over 80 years.
Superman’s origin story begins on the planet Krypton, where he is born to Jor-El and Lara. As Krypton is on the brink of destruction, Jor-El sends his infant son in a rocket ship to Earth, where he is discovered and adopted by the Kents, a farming couple from Smallville, Kansas. Growing up as Clark Kent, Superman learns to harness his incredible powers, including super strength, speed, and flight.
Superman’s adventures take him all over the world and beyond, as he battles a wide range of foes including Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and Doomsday. He is a member of the Justice League, and has also teamed up with Batman and other heroes in various comic book storylines.
One of the most collected Superman comic books is Action Comics #1, which marks the first appearance of Superman. The issue is incredibly rare and valuable, with one copy selling for over three million dollars in 2014.
Another highly collected Superman comic book is Superman #1, which was released in 1939 and features the first appearance of Superman in his own self-titled series. This issue is also quite rare and valuable, with a high-quality copy selling for over a million dollars in 2015.
Other popular Superman comic books include Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134, which features the first appearance of Darkseid, and Superman #75, which marks the “death” of Superman and was a major event in the world of comic books when it was released in 1993.
Superman’s influence extends far beyond the world of comic books, with numerous television shows, movies, and merchandise featuring the character. His legacy as one of the greatest superheroes of all time is sure to endure for generations to come.