Monday, March 24, 2008

Superman at 70: The Septuagenarian of Steel

An interesting article to read from Vancouver Sun.

He has beaten all the odds.

The Man of Steel has flown into the depths of space, saved Earth countless times, been killed and resurrected, gotten married and now finds himself a father.

The fictional hero who began as a larger-than-life magazine character has transcended comic books and captured the imagination of people around the world with his abilities to run faster than a speeding bullet, be more powerful than a locomotive and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

And even though he may still be sporting the same rock-hard physique and jet-black hair as when he was first introduced, the Man of Steel is officially entering his twilight years.

Next month, Superman turns 70...

One year later the Man of Steel returned. With his popularity at new heights, more TV shows, such as Lois and Clark: The New Superman Adventures, Smallville, and more cartoons were created. The character rode his wave of fame into 2006, when Superman Returns hit the big screen.

This time another newcomer, Brandon Routh, would don the cape and boots.

The movie cost $200 million US to make and grossed more than $391 million US during its run in theatres, proving that Superman still sells.

Read full article here.

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