The world’s first superhero turns 75 years old

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Today 75 years ago, an entire genre was born leading to creation of true action in popular culture and media On this day the world’s first superhero was born – Superman. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sometime in 1933, the Man of Tomorrow manifested in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938 (cover dating June, which will coincide with the release of the movie Man of Steel)

Superman_Wonder_Woman_Batman_by_JukkartWhile being the among the oldest most widely recognized heroes till date along with Batman since 1939 and Wonder Woman since 1941, and today being filled with a galaxy of heroes, Superman remains the most important creation and iconic figure in culture, not only as American but for the world as the first beacon of hope.

75 years on, and still #1 with a fight close to the neck with the other side of the coin (le Batman). Personally I was always a Batman fan, but Superman has a special not to mention important place in all our hearts. As a friend of mine said,

Batman is the hero the world needs. Superman is the hero we all want to be.

Anybody can be Batman, but who doesn’t want to be Superman?

What if a child dreams of becoming other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to be something greater?

Here is the latest awesome trailer which was released yesterday, which you must have seen 50 times already (like me) unless you haven’t if you lived under a rock in the past 24 hours or so. Recommended to watch in HD.
Warning: Goosebumps and tears eminent.

superman-returns-logo-cartoon-925281That’s not a ‘S’. In my world, it’s a symbol of Hope.

Here is the previous one .

 

You will give the people an ideal to strive towards.
They will race behind you.
They will stumble. They will in fall.
But in time, they will join you in the sun.
In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

man of steel fortress of solitudeThis summer, we will believe a god can walk on earth.

We will believe a man can fly.

Help us again believe.

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The Perfect Ending

When I think of a great ending, what comes to my mind is my most favourite of all time, The Dark Knight Trilogy, here the ending of the last film The Dark Knight Rises. It was perfect, the way I would have always wanted it to be. The legendary director Christopher Nolan nailed it. Let me remind you, here these 3 films unlike all the rest of Batman stories in comics, animation, video games and others are Batman stories, this was the story of Bruce Wayne, his human side.

665889_10200138954223558_1032348933_oThey say nothing is perfect, despite so called flaws, if there was something near perfect, it is this. After about 2 decades of struggle (not counting childhood) we see Bruce finally finding some measure of peace, which we will perhaps never see in another medium as it is like a curse of Batman to forever being the caped crusader. Even in the acclaimed Justice League TV series which ran from 2001-2006, we see the most possible end of the (animated here) universe, with a over 80 years old Bruce Wayne guiding (in his stone cold fashion as he is known for) his successor as the Batman Beyond.

Well after all the fear, chaos and pain (the themes of each respective movies) he finally finds someone to share his love, Selina Kyle/Catwoman and disappearing to Europe and possibly worldwide, while subtly hinting to his closest friends Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox that their friend is alive and well, appearing before his life long oldest friend, guardian, butler and father figure Alfred possibly for the last time and bestowing all his secrets and ‘the cave’ to his protege. I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you Nolan.

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RuuefP.S. Well with who knows how much billions of secret stash of money and going away with Selina who is played by the gorgeous and hot Anne Hathaway, gets to spend the rest of his life fucking her somewhere in a luxurious place? Not much of a sacrifice eh Bruce 😛

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