"Faster than a speeding
More powerful than a locomotive.
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's...
One of the first main superheros of the Golden Age was Superman. The
June 1938 issue of Action Comics introduced this character . Created
by Siegel and Shuster , Superman wore a red and blue costume with a cape,
and had superhuman powers .
The cover of Action Comics showed him lifting a car above his head
and throwing it at someone. Superman lived up to his super name by being
able to bounce bullets off his chest, run faster than a train, and leap over
high buildings in one jump . Superman's speed and strength contributed to
his popularity. None other than a fantasy world could measure up to the one
of Superman. Superman's audience was enormous and many radio shows and
animated movies were based on its popularity . At the Superman Radio
website, you can listen to some of these actual radio recordings that occurs
in the late 1930's and 40's. Superman is still considered a superhero today
and its creators have made a considerable amount of money.