Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
February 1: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E12) titled 'Bizarro' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 1: Stuart Whitman, Jonathan Kent in the Superboy TV series, born in San Francisco, California in 1928.
February 8: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E13) titled 'For The Girl Who Has Everything' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 8: Artist Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) born in 1961.
February 8: Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman television series, born in Los Angeles, California in 1928.
February 8: John Williams, composer of Superman: The Movie, born in Floral Park, New York in 1932.
February 12: The Superman radio serial debuts in 1940.
February 12: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, dies in 2011, aged 93.
February 17: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan born in 1920.
February 22: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E14) titled 'Truth, Justice and the American Way' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
February 27: Adam Baldwin, voice of Superman in Superman: Doomsday animated movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.
February 27: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lori Lemaris, mermaid of Atlantis.
February 29: Traditionally recognized as Superman's birthday!
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November 1, 2011: Elliot S! Maggin on Clark Kent vs Superman
Forbes.com has published an essay by Elliot S! Maggin, writer of many Superman comic book stories and the author of the "Last Son of Krypton" and "Miracle Monday" novels, on just who is the real persona - Superman or Clark Kent. Here's an excerpt from the article...
The hero must be the character's best self. When Odysseus appeared at home disguised as a beggar the big resolution was that he was "really" Odysseus. When young Arthur yanked the sword from the stone what that revealed, even to himself, was that he was the king and always had been. When the prince of Egypt, for just his own sense of rage and righteousness, killed a taskmaster and was banished for taking the side of the slaves, only then did his real origin become clear to those around him. In every classical setting the hero first arrives in disguise and Superman is, at the very least, our own age's quintessential classical hero.