Superman, made his first appearance on an American audience in the year 1938 in Action Comics during the bitter and unforgiving days of the Depression. Superman was faster than a speeding bullet! He was also able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Superman was intended to fight greed, crime, abuse and injustice. Superman was also known as the average man Clark Kent. Superman was an exemplary citizen who, under his disguise, was a reporter for the Daily Planet.
It seems heroes have been an important part of American history. They gave adults and especially young children something to strive for and believe in. Along with the real heroes in our everyday lives such as soldiers, parents or even the president, we also find imaginary heroes. Imaginary heroes are found in comic books, books, or movies. Two of the most Imaginary heroes of our time are Superman and Batman.
When I first think of Batman and Superman, I identify what they both have in common. The most obvious attribute that they share is a double existence. They are apart from the common horde of humanity, special ways that the rest of humankind can only dream of, and illustrate the importance of a mythic presence. Superman is specifically, programmatically, and famously engaged in preserving the truth, justice and the American way. I truly stand by him for the characteristics that he shows. I also love how Batman puts himself well within the scheme or ordinary human experience. They stand for something while they extend themselves to fight crime and arch-villains. They both to me are, great COMIC BOOK LEGENDS!!!!