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Superman/Clark Kent is a superhero, one of the most iconic ever. He is DC Comics. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shushter, in Ohio in the 30's. The character was sold to DC in the same decade. Superman's first appearance was in the first edition of Action Comics in June 1938. Superman then appeared in radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy with the American comic book culture.

His appearance is iconic and distinctive. He wears a blue costume, with a red cape and a stylized red and yellow "S" on his chest. The "S" shield icon is used to represent the character in a number of media's. 

The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity, he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity. Superman resides and operates in the fictional American city of Metropolis. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for a Metropolis newspaper called the Daily Planet.

Superman has fascinated scholars, with cultural theorists, commentators, and critics alike exploring the character's impact and role in the United States and worldwide. The character's ownership has often been the subject of dispute, with Siegel and Shuster twice suing for the return of legal ownership. Superman placed first on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes in May 2011.

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