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Fans often wonder why Superman hasn't been touched as a theme since the 1970s with Atari's release.

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Superman, the creation of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938 and quickly became a cultural sensation. The Man of Steel, with his iconic red cape, blue suit, and stylized "S" shield, represents the pinnacle of truth, justice, and the American way. Raised as Clark Kent in the heartland of Kansas, Superman's moral compass, combined with his superhuman abilities, sets him apart as a beacon of hope in the often chaotic world of comic book heroes.

Superman's cultural impact is vast. He is not only one of the first, but also one of the most recognized superheroes globally. The character has been featured in every conceivable media form, from radio serials in the 1940s, television shows in the 1950s and beyond, animated series, and blockbuster movies. Each interpretation has added new dimensions to the character and reached new audiences. The phrase "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!" and the iconic image of Clark Kent transforming into Superman in a phone booth have transcended comics and become part of popular culture.

Superman has also shaped our understanding of what a superhero can be. His dual identity as Clark Kent/Superman explores the balance between the human and the superhuman and the complexities of living with a secret identity. He's often seen as the blueprint for the superhero genre, with many characters that came after embodying elements of his character, whether it be a tragic origin story, dual identities, or a strong moral code. Additionally, Superman's alien origin brings about themes of acceptance, diversity, and understanding in his narrative, as he is an outsider striving to do good in a world that is not his own. His global recognition and enduring popularity speak to the character's universal appeal and the timeless relevance of his mission to use great power in the service of good.