Superman’s Most Popular Era – Poll Results

Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Which era/decade do you think was Superman’s most popular?

Most people think that the period during the Christopher Reeve movies was Superman’s most popular. The Byrne Comic Book era came in second, with Superman’s Golden Age period a close third.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Which era/decade do you think was Superman's most popular?
  • 1978-1985 33%, 78 votes
    78 votes 33%
    78 votes - 33% of all votes
  • 1986-1999 21%, 50 votes
    50 votes 21%
    50 votes - 21% of all votes
  • 1938-1950 20%, 46 votes
    46 votes 20%
    46 votes - 20% of all votes
  • 1951-1959 12%, 27 votes
    27 votes 12%
    27 votes - 12% of all votes
  • 1960-1977 9%, 21 vote
    21 vote 9%
    21 vote - 9% of all votes
  • 2010-2021 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 2000-2009 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 234
September 15, 2021 - September 22, 2021
Voting is closed

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September 23, 2021 12:33 am

I totally agree with these poll results. Christopher Reeve as Superman, truly made us “believe a man can fly.” 🙂

Last edited 2 years ago by Superman2878
September 23, 2021 8:21 am

Superman has always been popular to greater or lesser degree and still is but it was really after ’86 that it became hip to hate on him.

September 23, 2021 11:37 am
Reply to  MattComics

Yeah I don’t understand it either MattComics. Growing up, I would be made fun of for my fandom for Superman. I just don’t understand why anyone would think Superman isn’t cool.

September 23, 2021 12:19 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I don’t either really. I don’t necessarily demand that he be everybody’s favorite but there just seem to be some people they feel like he needs to be more like Batman or Wolverine or even The Punisher to be cool or there’s people who feel like the character needs to answer for the failings of humanity to people who have been taught that being a Batman fan means you HAVE TO hate Superman to even people who hate him for being nice. Which while I get you don’t want character who are just cardboard cutouts, I don’t know why you… Read more »

September 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Exactly MattComics! And I would like to add that it’s disturbing that some people like the characters Omniman, Brightburn, and Homelander. Twisted versions of Superman. In fact, I was looking at the YouTube comments for one of the trailers for the Injustice movie and I was shocked to see that there are fans of the Injustice Superman who like that version of Superman. Disturbing is what this is.

September 23, 2021 10:05 am

I’m not old enough to actually know the answer to this, but I assume he was most popular between his creation and up to the ’50s, before Marvel started getting big. I’m sure the Donner movie reignited some interest, but that entire era did lead to a whole reboot of the character, so I’d be surprised if he was really at the height of his popularity at that time.

September 23, 2021 3:43 pm

I am not surprised 1978-85 won the poll. The first two movies, well maybe Superman III as well. Not to mention The Superfriends as well as some TV stations playing the George Reeves TV show or Filmation cartoons.