Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…. a Superman infographic! Today’s graphic from Mashable gives us a look at the history of one of America’s oldest and most iconic superheroes: the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Anyone who is familiar with his character likely knows some of Superman’s backstory already; his origins on plant Krypton, his weakness to Kryptonite and his long-standing struggle with arch nemesis Lex Luthor are all well-known bits of knowledge in Superman lore. Possibly a lesser-known fact about the Clark Kent / Lex Luthor struggle is that it originally began when the two of them were teenagers in the same town.
Superman is very thoroughly established in our fiction and popular culture, so it should be no surprise that he’s set to show up on the big screen again next month in “Man of Steel.” After Superman’s initial comic book success, the character really took off and began to branch out into mediums like TV shows (both animated and non-animated) and an entire series of films.
For more info on Superman’s history and future take a look at the graphic below. [Via]136