Superman turns 80. The red trunks still fit

Superman, created by the writer Jerry Siegel and the artist Joe Shuster, was introduced on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics No. 1.
Superman, created by the writer Jerry Siegel and the artist Joe Shuster, was introduced on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics No. 1. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SUPERMAN

NEW YORK (NYTimes) - Superman is 80 years old today (April 18) and DC Entertainment will publish Action Comics No. 1,000. The issue has racked over half a million pre-orders and touts the return of a well-known motif of the superhero's costume, his red trunks.

The near-invincible flying alien, created by the writer Jerry Siegel and the artist Joe Shuster, was introduced on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics No. 1. The Man Of Steel struck a chord with readers and, faster than a speeding bullet, he became a multimedia sensation, with his adventures chronicled on radio, stage, film and television, and his image on a kaleidoscope of merchandise and collectibles.

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