Superman is 80

Here are memorable issues of the comics

NEW YORK • Superman, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, was introduced on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics No. 1. 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.

"If everybody doesn't know by now who Clark Kent and who Lois Lane is, you're not paying attention," said Ms Maggie Thompson, a senior editor of the Comic Buyer's Guide.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Superman is 80'. Print Edition | Subscribe