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Happy 75th Birthday Superman

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He’s faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and he is 75 years old today. The Daily Jog sincerely wishes Superman, the Man of Steel, a Happy Birthday! It’s on this day that Action Comics #1 was released, the comic book that introduced Superman to the world. Lois Lane, the feisty reporter love of his life, was also featured in the story.

It’s still incredible to realize that the iconic character was born out of the minds of two comic book geeks still in high school - writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Schuster. (Lois Lane was based on Jerry Siegel’s real life love interest Joanne Siegel who became his wife.)

Over the years, Superman has appeared in multiple iterations, across multi-mediums: radio, television, movies, video games, apps and disco music. Yes what’s a superhero without a disco theme song? You can listen to it here.

Most of us remember and love the classic Superman theme song by John Williams for the movie starring Christopher Reeve.

Just in time to celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday, the newest Superman movie Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, opens in theaters in June.

Check out the trailer!

And to learn about the origins of the Man of Steel on television watch the Pioneers of Television: Superheros.

Watch Superheroes on PBS. See more from Pioneers of Television.