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Superman Costume

Superman Costume

The ultimate superhero costume is here, the man of steel! The distinctive and iconic Superman™ Costume, Cape of red and blue with the widely recognized yellow Superman symbol.  Are are you fed up of your secret identity?  Show the world that you are Superman, a real man faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive with the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, caped in an Officially licensed Superman Costume! Just be careful though, stay clear of Kryptonite! Superman and Supergirl costumes as well as kids superman costumes live in this heros lair.

Superman, a fictional character, a comic book supehero, first created in 1932 and launched by Detective Comics Inc., in 1938. Superman has since appeared in numerous radio and televison programmes, films, newspaper comic strips and video games. The success of Superman helped create the superhero genre and establish its supremacy within the Comic Book. His appearance being truly iconic: a blue,red and yellow costume complete with cape and the “S” emblazoned on his chest.

Supermans original name in the story was Kal-El, born on the planet Krypton and rocketed to earth moments before Kryptons destruction. Discovered by a farmer and his wife and raised as Clark Kent whom at an early age displayed superhuman powers, when on recahing maturity he used for the benefit of humanity. As Clark Kent, Superman lived as a mild mannered reporter living in Metropolis and working for the Daily Planet.

Superman's large cast of supporting characters includes Lois Lane, perhaps the character most commonly associated with Superman, being portrayed at different times as his colleague, competitor, love interest and/or wife. Other main supporting characters include Daily Planet co-workers such as photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor Perry White.

One of the most controversial story lines in the 90’s, that got worldwide attention in the media was SUPERMAN - THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN attention when DC Comics killed their greatest hero is told here. A hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage; it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. The two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis, going blow for blow, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever.

Superman has proved to be an inspiration for musicians, with songs by numerous artists including Genesis’ “Land of Confusion”, the video of which featured a Spitting Image puppet of Ronald Reagan dressed as Superman. “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman by the Kinks in 1979 and “Superman” by The Clique, a track covered by R.E.M in 1986, to name a few.

Parodies of Superman did not take long to appear Mighty Mouse in the “Mouse of Tomorrow”  and  Bugs Bunny “Super-Rabbit”  in the 1940s, Daffy Duck in 1956  with ‘Cluck Kent’ and Monty Python who created the character Bicycle Repairman who fixed bikes in a world full of Supermen for a sketch in their TV series in the 1970s.

The early screen versions of Superman were television series, Superman returned to the cinema  in 1978, with the late Christopher Reeve in the starring role, this spawned three sequels during the 1980s the last being “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” in 1987 with the latest film being “Superman Returns” in 2006.. Television launching the popular series “The New Adventures of Superman” in 1993 featuring Dean Cain as Superman and Teri Hatcher playing Lois Lane with “Smallville” launched in 2001 featuring Clark Kent as a teenager before he dons the mantle of Superman. 

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