Superman was created by Jewish writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933 but the character wouldn’t appear in comics until 1938 where it was sold to Detective Comics (now known as DC Comics) for $1302
1 of Superman would have him be featured as a bald telepathic villain bent on world domination.
According to Joe Shuster, Superman is inspired by heroes such as Hercules and Flash Gordan.
Many of Superman’s supporting cast did not debut with the Man of Steel. Jimmy Olsen debuted in 1938’s Action Comics #6 and Perry White debuted in Supermanin 1940.
When Superman first debuted, his only powers were being “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”. Over the years his more iconic powers started taking shape. His X-Ray vision would be introduced in Action Comics(Vol 1)#11in 1939 and his heat vision would be introduced in Superman(Vol 1) #59in 1949 and was explained as a product of “the heat of his x-ray vision”. His ability to fly was created for the 1940’s Superman cartoon as it was difficult to animate him bending his legs to jump.
Superman is strong enough to carry a book of infinite pages. Meaning that he literally has no limit to his strength.
Despite the fact that Superman can fly millions of times faster than the speed of light, Superman still isn’t faster then the Flash.
Superman has had several strange powers over the years. This includes: shapeshifting, shooting miniature versions of himself from his hands, super-hypnosis, and super-ventriloquism (as a side note, I actually managed to spell “ventriloquism” correctly on my first try).
Most of Superman’s powers has been explained as him harnessing solar radiation from Earth’s yellow sun. This is why he wouldn’t have any powers on Krypton as Krypton has a red sun.Superman actually doesn’t need to eat or breathe air as he can live off of solar energy alone
You may wonder how his costume is able to remain fairly undamaged in most battles. This is due to his bio-electric aura that us just above his skin, protected his skin tight costume as well as helping his invulnerability