Superman

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Jerry Siegel

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The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and first appeared in Action Comics #1, a comic book published on April 18, 1938.
His most famous creation was Superman, which he created in collaboration with his friend Joe Shuster.

Superhero

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Superman is a fictional superhero.
Some long-running superheroes and superheroines such as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Green Lantern, the Flash, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, Iron Man and the X-Men have a rogues gallery of many villains.

Krypton (comics)

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Superman was born on the planet Krypton and was given the name Kal-El at birth.
The planet is the native world of Superman and is named after the element Kryptonite.

Smallville (comics)

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His ship landed in the American countryside, near the fictional town of Smallville.
Smallville is a fictional town and the childhood and adolescent hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics.

Joe Shuster

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The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and first appeared in Action Comics #1, a comic book published on April 18, 1938.
Joseph Shuster (July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938).

Metropolis (comics)

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Clark Kent resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet.
Metropolis is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Superman.

DC Comics

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The character regularly appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and has been adapted to a number of radio serials, movies, and television shows.
The majority of its publications take place within the fictional DC Universe and feature numerous culturally iconic heroic characters, most notably Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, among many others.

List of Superman supporting characters

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Superman's supporting characters include his love interest and fellow journalist Lois Lane, Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor-in-chief Perry White.
The list of supporting characters of Superman is the cast of characters secondary to the main character of Superman in the Superman comics, television programs, cartoons, and movies.

Superman and Lois Lane

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Superman's supporting characters include his love interest and fellow journalist Lois Lane, Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor-in-chief Perry White.
Superman and Lois Lane, are among the best known fictional couples and were the first superhero comic book romance.

Lois Lane

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Superman's supporting characters include his love interest and fellow journalist Lois Lane, Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor-in-chief Perry White.
Lois is an award-winning journalist for the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet and the primary love interest of the superhero Superman and his alter-ego, Clark Kent.

Lex Luthor

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His most well-known villain is Lex Luthor.
He has since endured as the archenemy of Superman.

Clark Kent

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He was found and adopted by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark Kent.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, he debuted in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and serves as the civilian and secret identity of the superhero Superman.

Daily Planet

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Clark Kent resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet.
The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman.

Jimmy Olsen

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Superman's supporting characters include his love interest and fellow journalist Lois Lane, Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor-in-chief Perry White.
He is close friends with Lois Lane and Clark Kent/Superman, and has a good working relationship with his boss Perry White.

DC Universe

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Superman is part of the DC Universe, and as such often appears in stories alongside other DC Universe heroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman.
DC superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Booster Gold, Captain Atom and Wonder Woman are from this universe, and it also contains well-known supervillains such as Lex Luthor, the Joker, Brainiac, Professor Zoom, Mister Mind, Black Adam, Sinestro, Deathstroke, Anti-Monitor and Darkseid.

Superman (franchise)

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He remains the best selling superhero in comic books of all time and endured as one of the most lucrative franchises even outside of comic books.
The American comic book character Superman has appeared in many types of media.

Action Comics 1

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The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and first appeared in Action Comics #1, a comic book published on April 18, 1938.
It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes—most notably the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman—and sold for 10 cents.

Origin of Superman

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As a baby, his parents sent him to Earth in a small spaceship moments before Krypton was destroyed in a natural cataclysm.
Superman is born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton.

Detective Comics

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In 1936, he formed a joint corporation with Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz called Detective Comics, Inc., in order to release his third magazine, titled Detective Comics.
The series is the source of its publishing company's name, and—along with Action Comics, the series that launched with the debut of Superman—one of the medium's signature series.

Batman

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Superman is part of the DC Universe, and as such often appears in stories alongside other DC Universe heroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman.
In early 1939, the success of Superman in Action Comics prompted editors at National Comics Publications (the future DC Comics) to request more superheroes for its titles.

The Reign of the Superman

In January 1933, Siegel published a short story in his magazine titled "The Reign of the Superman".
It was the writer/artist duo's first published use of the name Superman, which they later applied to their archetypal fictional superhero.

Doctor Occult

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Wheeler-Nicholson published two of their strips in New Fun Comics #6 (1935): "Henri Duval" and "Doctor Occult".
Created by Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Doctor Occult, referred to by the epithet the "Ghost Detective", is a private investigator and user of magic who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Harry Donenfeld

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In 1936, he formed a joint corporation with Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz called Detective Comics, Inc., in order to release his third magazine, titled Detective Comics.
Harry Donenfeld (October 17, 1893 – February 1, 1965) was an American publisher who is known primarily for being the owner of National Allied Publications, which distributed Detective Comics and Action Comics, the originator publications for the superhero characters Superman and Batman.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Clark Kent's harmless facade and dual identity was inspired by the protagonists of such movies as Don Diego de la Vega in The Mark of Zorro and Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Zorro, The Shadow, The Phantom, Superman and Batman followed within a few decades, and the trope remains a popular one in serial fiction today.

Action Comics

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The first and oldest of these is Action Comics, which began in April 1938.
Action Comics is an American comic book/magazine series that introduced Superman, one of the first major superhero characters.