When it comes to the world of superheroes, there are few that are as beloved as Superman, the man of steel. There are also few heroes that have been around as long as this particular hero as his “birth” happened sometime around the 1930’s. His length of life and the powers he is able to boast are two of the reasons why there are so many television shows, movies and comic books all centering around Clark Kent’s alter ego. With the rise in popularity of comic book movies, it should come as no surprise there is another movie coming out soon centering around the Kryptonian in Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice. Before that movie comes out, check out our list of 10 things you didn’t know about Superman and study up.
The iconic pieces of Superman’s home planet that create changes in his body, including weakening him, was introduced in the popular serial radio show about the character. The comics soon realized Kryptonite was an interesting plot device and it was forever after a part of his mythos.
There’s a reason the mythos surrounding him has long been that Superman could “leap tall buildings in a single bound.” The hero used to be able to just jump really far. It wasn’t until the Superman cartoon first hit the airwaves that the creators decided he could actually fly. Like the Kryptonite, it became a part of his mythos in the comics later.