Friday, June 6, 2008

Celebrating 70 Years of Superman: Clark Kent/Superman & Lois Lane's 70th Anniversary! (1938 - 2008)

June 2008 marks the 70th anniversary of the debut of Superman.

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman, one of the best known, most iconic characters in comic books history

June is also the 70th anniversary of the release of "Action Comics" No. 1
, which featured Superman, his alter-ego Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent and fellow DP reporter Lois Lane.

Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero widely considered to be one of the most famous and popular such characters and an American cultural icon.Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book.

Read more about Superman's history on Wikipedia - Superman.

Lois Lane is the primary love interest in the DC ComicsSuperman stories. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, she first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Lois' physical appearance was originally based on a model hired by Siegel and Shuster named Joanne Carter, who would later marry Siegel. Lois's personality was based on Torchy Blaine, a female reporter featured in a series of films from the 1930s. Siegel took her name from actress Lola Lane, who portrayed Torchy in one of the middle entries.

Lois is Superman's chief romantic interest and, in the current DC continuity, his wife. Like Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent, she is a reporter for the Metropolis newspaper, The Daily Planet.

Read more about Lois Lane's history here at Wikipedia - Lois Lane.

Also, check out previously posted Superman/Lois & Clark related stuff below...

70 Years of Superman

(June 1938-2008)

[source: superman wall by allageamb6]

70 Years of Superman: The many faces of Clark Kent/Superman (then & now)

70 Years of Lois Lane: The Many Faces of Lois Lane (Then & Now)

70 Years Of Superman/Lois: The Many Faces Of Clois (Then & Now)


Then & Now: Lane & Kent @ the Daily Planet

Then & Now: Clark Kent @ The Daily Planet

Then & Now: Lois Lane @ the Daily Planet

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