Superman celebrated an anniversary yesterday with April 18th marking 82 years since the publication of “Action Comics #1” in 1938.
Fans took to social media to celebrate the milestone, but a number of Superman’s arch enemies (well the actors who have played them) decided not to be so gracious.
Jon Cryer, who currently plays Lex Luthor on the “Supergirl” TV series started off by replying to a Superman Tweet by saying, “He’s not so great”.
He’s not so great👨🏻🦲 https://t.co/Kct02skNOG
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 18, 2020
Clancy Brown, who famously voiced Lex Luthor on “Superman: The Animated Series”, seconded Cryer’s statement:
— Clancy Brown (@RealClancyBrown) April 18, 2020
Michael Rosenbaum (who played Lex Luthor on the TV series “Smallville”) also chimed in.
Agreed. In fact… quite a dick.
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) April 18, 2020
While, Sam Witwer, who appeared as both Davis Bloom/Doomsday on “Smallville” and more recently has played Agent Liberty on “Supergirl”, extended the negative sentiments to the Man of Steel’s cousin Kara:
Also, we don’t like his cousin.
— Sam Witwer (@SamWitwer) April 18, 2020
Thankfully, these naysayers were well out weighted by the overwhelming postive response towards Superman’s anniversary across social media yesterday.