Aug 08, 2013
After all the buzz around Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" I think it's time for we pay our tribute for the most commented superhero of 2013 (and probably the most iconic comic hero ever). So here's a beautiful collection of artworks based on Superman by many artists, illustrators and designers out there, hope you appreciate it.
Unless you just arrived on earth right now, you probably know it's Superman, anyway let's put here a brief description of it:
Superman is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is widely considered an American cultural icon. Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. Superman's appearance is distinctive and iconic. He usually wears a blue costume, red cape, and stylized red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest. This shield is used in a myriad of media to symbolize the character (Wikipedia).
The origin 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. Superman resides and operates in the fictional American city of Metropolis. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for a Metropolis newspaper called the Daily Planet (Wikipedia).