365 DC Comics Paper Cut-Out SuperHeroes - One Hero, Every Day, All Year…
September 15th - Superman
The hero and beacon of truth and justice called Superman was born Kal-L of the planet Krypton, far off in a distant universe. Krypton was populated by a technologically advanced species that resembles humans. Shortly after Kal-L’s birth, his planet was destroyed in a natural cataclysm. Kal-L’s scientist father, Jor-L, foresaw this calamity and he saved his son by sending the infant off in a specialized spacecraft. The ship traversed the cosmos while the baby remained in stasis. It arrived on earth, landing in Kansas where it was discovered by a kindly pair of farmers named Jonathan and Martha Kent.
The Kents chose to adopt the baby as their own and named him Clark. It turned out that the solar energy of Earth’s yellow sun acted to empower Clark’s alien physiology, bestowing him incredible super strength, durability and speed. As he grew older Clark would discover additional powers, such as x-ray vision, heat vision, freezing breath and the capacity to fly at supersonic speeds.
Ma and Pa Kent taught young Clark conceal his amazing powers and otherworldly origins as well as to use his abilities for good. Clark initially created the guise of Superboy, using the blankets he arrived in to fashion a colorful costume. Clark would have numerous adventures as Superboy.
As an adult, he relocated to the city of Metropolis where he found work as a journalist and The Daily Planet Newspaper. Now older, Clark was called Superman and his acts of astounding heroism captivated the city and the world as a whole. Due to his incredible strength, Clark had to exercise the utmost of caution when interacting with regular humans, careful not to accidentally hurt anyone around him. For this, Clark was often viewed by his peers as meek and clumsy. Nevertheless, he was an excellent reporter and trusted friend and he grew very close with his colleagues at The Daily Planet, especially the intrepid Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lois Lane.
This closeness between Clark and Lois ultimately blossomed into a romance and Clark eventually divulged to Lois that he and Superman were one and the same. After a long courtship the two were married and would later have a son together who they named Jon after Clark’s adopted father.
One of Superman’s few weaknesses is Kryptonite. This is the radioactive remnants of Superman’s home planet that have been scattered about the universe. Superman’s foes have periodically used Kryptonite in their efforts to defeat and kill The Man of Steel. Chief among these foes is the villainous genius Alexander ‘Lex’ Luthor, who has continued on as the hero’s primary arch nemesis.
Following a terrible battle with the villain called Doomsday, Superman was believed to have died and Lois and the whole world mourned, facing the bleak prospect of world without Superman. Yet it turned out that Superman had not perished, rather he had entered into a comatose state allowing the energies of Earth’s sun to repair and revive him.
Along with countless adventures on his own, Superman had additionally served as a central member of the Justice League. In his youth, Superboy spent time in the distant future as a member of The Legion of Superheroes. The Pre-Crisis/Earth II version of Superman was also a member of both the Justice Society and All-Star Squadron. Although the two are quite different, Superman has maintained a close friendship with his fellow hero Batman.
Superman has featured in numerous movie serials, feature films and television shows. The various actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel including Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher, Stacy Haiduk, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill and Tyler Hoechlin. Superman first appeared in the pages of Action Comics #1 (1938).
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cover for Maybe by @loserchildhotpants
my fave overheard on campus moment of all time was the two guys who sat behind me in pop culture theory
as class was starting one of them was like “so… do you want a blowjob after this” in a rly bored voice, and then the second guy was like [pause][dejected sigh] “yes”
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cover for Alpha Beta Omega by @isthatbloodonhisshirt
(because the other one i made was bugging me lol)
“So, we’re graduating this year. Crazy. It’s been a great four years.”
“Some moments definitely better than others,” Stiles muttered under his breath. “Like the times you actually left me alone.”
“And I get that. I do. Mea culpa. But I was thinking—”
“I haven’t even said anything yet,” Derek insisted.
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