Sandra Blackmer

is features editor of Adventist Review.


Cleveland, Ohio, this year is celebrating the seventy-fifth birthday of its native hero—Superman. The fictitious “man of steel,” who is faster than a speeding bullet and leaps tall buildings in a single bound, was the brainchild of two young men, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The now-cultural icon began to formulate in Siegel’s mind one hot summer night in 1933 while he looked out his window at the moon and stars and wondered what it would be like to fly. The next morning he visited his buddy Shuster, an illustrator, and together they created the character Superman. Five years later they sold the concept to Detective Comics, Inc., which introduced …

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