Superman

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Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in publications by DC Comics, widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. This shield is now typically used across media to symbolize the character.

The original story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity.

While sometimes referred to less than flatteringly as "the big blue Boy Scout" by some of his fellow superheroes, Superman has also been referred to as "The Man of Steel", "The Man of Tomorrow", and "The Last Son of Krypton" over the years. As Clark Kent, Superman lives among humans as a "mild-mannered reporter" for the Metropolis newspaper Daily Planet (Daily Star in the earliest stories) . There he works alongside reporter Lois Lane, with whom he is romantically linked. This relationship has been consummated by marriage on numerous occasions across various media, and this union is now firmly established within mainstream comics' continuity.

DC Comics slowly expanded the character's supporting cast, powers, and trappings throughout the years. Superman's backstory was altered to allow for adventures as Superboy, and other survivors of Krypton were created, including Supergirl and Krypto the Superdog. In addition, Superman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, perhaps most notably portrayed by Christopher Reeve in both Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie in 1978, and the sequel Superman II in 1981, which garnered critical praise and became Warner Bros.'s most successful feature films of their time. However, the next two sequels, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, did not perform as well at the box office. The motion picture Superman Returns was released in 2006, which although relatively unsuccessful within the United States, returned a performance at the international box office which exceeded expectations. In the seven decades since Superman's debut, the character has been revamped and updated several times.

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Official Site: Detective Comics
Links:  Superman's Wiki Profile   DC Database Project: Superman   DC's Superman Site  

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Win Superboy-Prime 85 to 42
Win The Hulk 64 to 32
Win Omni-Man 102 to 37
Win The Wrecking Crew 95 to 15
Win Orion 78 to 25
Win Mirai Trunks 69 to 41
Win Feedback 86 to 29
Loss Hyperion 61 to 62
Loss Son Goku 47 to 50
Win Apocalypse 90 to 54
Win Mystic Gohan 58 to 29
Win J and K, the Men in Black 64 to 41
Win Q 81 to 63
Win Brotherhood of Mutants 83 to 33
Win Thunderbolts 88 to 50
Win Martian Manhunter 65 to 39
Win Vandal Savage 62 to 34
Loss Son Goku 78 to 88
Loss The Silver Surfer 58 to 97
Win Mr. Majestic 94 to 19
Win Vegeta 93 to 35
Win Gamma Corps 71 to 32
Win Neo 80 to 44
Win Mighty Mouse 329 to 85
Win Mighty Mouse 77 to 40
Win Darkseid 59 to 48
Win The One Ring 73 to 49
Loss Super Skrull 71 to 74
Win Destroyer 82 to 41
Win Spawn 36 to 21
Win Captain Universe 77 to 73
Win Mr. T 64 to 44
Win Megatron 73 to 15
Win Aunt May 84 to 68
Win Luke Skywalker 75 to 29
Win Uchiha Itachi 89 to 34
Loss Drax The Destroyer 61 to 81
Win Hol Horse & J.Geil 93 to 23
Loss Thor 66 to 112
Win Shazam 82 to 62
Win Monkey D. Luffy 75 to 34
Win Juggernaut 99 to 52
Loss Captain America 64 to 68
Win Godzilla 90 to 28
Win Apocalypse 63 to 39
Win Hercules 89 to 20
Win Mystic Gohan 74 to 38
Loss Kid Buu 104 to 123
Win Simon Phoenix 57 to 30
Win Fanboys 92 to 39
Win Hercules (marvel) 90 to 32
Win The Sentry 68 to 16
Loss Nimrod 74 to 82
Win Optimus Prime 81 to 37
Loss The Hulk 68 to 77
Win Godzilla 82 to 34
Loss Vegeta 75 to 81
Win Neo 69 to 67
Win Horus (Warhammer 40,000) 80 to 28
Win Green Lantern - Hal Jordan 46 to 45
Win Hercules 58 to 33
Win X Man (Nate Grey) 66 to 46
Win Voldemort 73 to 34
Loss Onslaught 39 to 51
Loss Dark Phoenix 40 to 93
Win Gladiator (Kallark) 73 to 46
Win Digimon 75 to 27
Win The Hulk 91 to 90
Tie Warbound of Sakaar 46 to 46
Loss Living Tribunal 50 to 90
Loss Picollo 81 to 93
Win Carnage 65 to 57
Loss Captain America 49 to 84
Loss Calvin and Hobbes 38 to 39
Loss Superman (Red Son) 12 to 19
Win Iron Man 46 to 18
Win Captain Marvel (Amalgam) 26 to 18
Win Cell 31 to 15
Win Dr. Gregory House 21 to 19
Win Kenpachi Zaraki 37 to 7
Win Captain America 17 to 15
Loss Son Goku 16 to 20
Win Gladiator (Kallark) 21 to 9
Win The Sentry 21 to 11
Loss Thanos 14 to 20
Win Picollo 20 to 18
Win Juggernaut 20 to 11
Win The Dark Avengers 23 to 11
Loss Doctor Doom 19 to 21
Loss Shazam 17 to 21
Win Deadpool 20 to 18
Win Apocalypse 18 to 9
Win Nimrod 22 to 9
Win Muhammad Ali 20 to 12
Loss Hancock 17 to 18
Loss Batman 13 to 18
Win Superman (Red Son) 20 to 11
Win Thanos 19 to 15
Win Carnage 25 to 5
Win Sub-Zero 19 to 12
Win Sauron (Marvel Comics) 23 to 8
Win Raditz 20 to 15
Win The Flash 14 to 13
Win Magneto 18 to 17
Loss The Hulk 19 to 28
Loss Thor 14 to 39
Win Ganondorf 14 to 9
Win Batman 11 to 10
Win Kain 17 to 4
Loss World War Hulk 11 to 30
Loss World War Hulk 14 to 29
Loss Son Goku 7 to 10
Win Son Goku 10 to 9
Win Jecht 26 to 2
Loss Odin 6 to 31
Win Lucemon 19 to 4
Win Absorbing Man 22 to 9
Loss Son Goku 17 to 25
Loss Kryptonite Man 12 to 20
Loss The Silver Surfer 11 to 23
Win Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog) 20 to 8
Win The Death Star 26 to 3
Win The Town of Silent Hill 27 to 3
Win Rand al'Thor 21 to 14
Win Doomsday 19 to 10
Loss Justice League Unlimited 4 to 22
Loss Cell 10 to 15
Loss Doctor Manhattan 6 to 18
Loss Ion 9 to 18
Win Android 19 20 to 5
Loss X-Men 11 to 14
Win Test Character Zero 15 to 6
Win Superboy-Prime 13 to 12
Win Sinestro 10 to 9
Loss Sinestro Corps. 6 to 19
Win Bardock 16 to 11
Loss Santa Claus 13 to 17
Win Tengu Shredder 20 to 15
Win Vilgax 22 to 6
Win Doomsday 10 to 7
Loss Cell 11 to 12
Win Godzilla 15 to 8
Loss The Avengers 12 to 17
Loss Son Goku 12 to 21
Win Batman 19 to 18
Loss Doctor Doom 10 to 19
Win She-Ra 11 to 6
Loss Green Lantern Corps 2 to 13
Loss Fanboys 7 to 16
Loss Jigsaw (John Kramer) 7 to 12
Loss The Sentry 8 to 11
Win Agent Smith 13 to 4
Loss Son Goku 5 to 11
Loss Zodak 6 to 9
Loss Batman 4 to 7
Loss God of War Kratos 10 to 14
Win The Abomination 27 to 5
Loss Black Bolt 7 to 14
Loss Twilight Sparkle 9 to 11
Loss Son Goku 7 to 12
Loss Justice League 8 to 11
Loss Spider-Man 7 to 9
Win Impossible Man 9 to 2
Win Cooler 9 to 3
Win Saiyans 9 to 7
Loss Spawn 7 to 15
Loss Spawn 11 to 12
Win Brolly 21 to 20
Win Batman 25 to 23
Win T-800 (The Terminator) 21 to 4
Win Harley Quinn 13 to 6
Win Son Goku 10 to 5
Win The Joker 14 to 3