SUPERMAN – A BRIEF INTRO

No Super Comic Place is complete without a mention of the Superhero called Superman.

INTRODUCTION

Superman is a comic book superhero who wears a blue costume, a rep cape and an ‘S’ on his chest. Superman fights crimes and super villains in order to save the people, the city and the world. He lives and operates in the city of Metropolis as Clark Kent. He is a journalist and a reporter for the Daily Planet.

 

SUPERPOWERS

Superman has superhuman strength, superhuman speed, superhuman reflexes, superhuman senses, superhuman durability and superhuman intelligence. Also, Superman can fly, has x-ray vision and heat vision. He is bulletproof and his skin is nearly impenetrable. So he has all the powers anyone could wish for. He is superior to any human being ever born and is a power equivalent to a God.

 

WEAKNESSES

But, just because he is a super almighty creature doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any weakness. His weaknesses include Kryptonite, Magic and his Good Heart. He gets in a lot of trouble because he doesn’t anyone to get hurt. Kryptonite is material from his native home planet, Krypton, which has the capability of draining all of his powers. Kryptonite makes him vulnerable, even weaker that a human.

 

COSTUME

The costume Superman wears is a Kryptonian Armor. It is almost indestructible. The armors bond with the superman and has healing capabilities. The ‘S’ symbol on the chest means ‘hope’ in Krypton. This is also the family logo of El.

 

ORIGINS

Superman was born on a planet called Krypton. Kryptonians are highly advanced species in the universe. His parents were Jor-El and Lara. He was named Kal-El there. He was just an infant when their planet, Krypton was about to be destroyed completely. Just before the planet was about to explode, his parents, Kal-El and Lara, managed to send him into space in a space rocket. The space rocket was instructed to find and land on the nearest, safest and habitable planet. The space rocket, then found its way to the Earth.

On Earth, it landed in a town called Smallville in Kansas. Kal-El was there found by a married couple, Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent. They adopted and raised the little boy. They named him Clark Kent. Clark had superhuman capabilities from earliest childhood. But he discovered more about his while growing up. Jonathan and Martha eventually told him the truth about him. His parents told him not to reveal his powers to anybody. They also taught him morals and values, which made him the good man he is.

After graduating from high school, he moved to Metropolis and became a journalist in the Daily Planet. He met Lois Lane, who is a co-worker and the love interest of Clark Kent. In Metropolis, he started fighting petty crimes and saving people. He then started fighting the organized crime and corrupt businessmen. This eventually led him to become Superman and fight bigger enemies, and save the world.

 

ENEMIES AND SUPER VILLAINS

His arch enemy is Lex Luthor. Lex is a billionaire industrialist, a great scientist and extremely intelligent.

His other enemies or super villains include Brainiac, Bizzaro, Doomsday, Darkseid, General Zod, Solomon Grundy, Toyman and Kryptonite Man.

 

Personal Stuff:

I just wanted to share that my boyfriend Eric is a die hard Superman Fan. He still has his Superman Cape from when I think he was in kindy. Even watches all the movies although I havent been a huge fan. For his birthday, I got him an ultra cool tungsten ring which is considered like a super metal, with a logo of superman on the outside. Must admit these look super cool, thanks to these guys at Simply Suave whom Id totally recommend if you are looking at shopping rings for men in nz totally amazing.

 

Erics Superman Ring

 

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