Truth, Justice, and the American Way: The Saga of Superman [Infographic]


Did you know that Superman was first invented as a supervillain that looked like Lex Luthor or that the original creator of the character sold their rights to the company that would one day become DC comics for just $130 in 1938? Check out this interesting infographic for other fun facts about The Man of Steel.


4 Responses to Truth, Justice, and the American Way: The Saga of Superman [Infographic]

  1. The inaccuracy in just BASIC information is astounding.

    1. “Joel Schuster” instead of Joe Shuster
    2. “Glenn Swan” instead of “Curt Swan” (and I’m even questioning whether the image there IS a Curt Swan Superman!)
    3. “Johnathan” instead of “Jonathan”
    4. “Seigel” instead of Siegel
    5. “25” changes to the S-shield is a comically (no pun intended) low estimate
    6. “5 official versions” is an even more comically low estimate
    7. Earth-2 was NOT established in the 1950s.
    8. Dr. Mr. Badman is right to point out the glaring omission of any of the DCAU, in which Superman appeared as a major character almost continuously from 1996 through 2006, longer than most of the shows cited here.

    – Is the 35 Crisis stories accurate?
    – If Ron Ely played Superman in only two episodes of “Superboy,” should he be on that list?

    Am I missing any?

  2. I agree that Ron Ely should be on the list. Sure it was only on the Superboy show (which gets points for really tying on a small budget) but he did a fine job of portraying the retired Man of Steel.