Will Superman Marvel or DC?
Since the release of Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman and The Justice League, it’s hard to turn around anywhere without seeing the chiseled jawbone of the last son of Krypton. It’s thanks to this overhaul of Superman alongside new superhero movies released every year that new Superman fans are born every day.
There is no doubt that Superman is the most famous hero in the world. However, this begs the question for new fans as to why they don’t see Superman in the same universe as The Avengers or some of their other favorite superheroes.
So, is Superman Marvel or DC?
When was Superman created?
Superman is a superhero that can be found in the DC Universe. It was created by writers Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster in 1938 and first appeared in Action comics # 1 which was a subsidiary of Detective Comics (later to become DC Comics comics).
According to online sources, the writers took inspiration from other sci-fi stories in Pulp Magazine. There are certainly similarities between characters like Doc Savage who was the first character to have his own Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic, to stand up for truth and justice, and also to have the first name, Clark.
First Superman movie?
We first saw Superman come to screen in movie B Superman and the Mole Men in 1952. Superman was played by actor George Reeves, unrelated to Christopher Reeves, who went on to play the iconic hero in the feature film Superman in 1978. After the Superman and the Mole Men movie, George Reeves went on to play the character of the television series Adventures of Superman from 1952 to 1958.
The Superman franchise has been rebooted several times, including performances by Christopher Reeves across the four Superman movies, Superman Returns with Brandon Routh in 2006, and finally with Henry Cavill bringing the character to the screens in Steel man in 2013.
Does Superman Marvel? – Amalgam universe
Superman is absolutely from DC and not from Marvel. However, new fans have every right to be confused as they may have seen Superman fight or team up with Marvel characters in the comics.
In 1976, Marvel and DC collaborated to co-publish a Superman Vs The Amazing Spider-Man comic in which the two were to team up to fight Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus.
In 1996 however, DC Comics and Marvel Comics came together to take it one step further and create a publishing brand, Amalgam Comics. It’s here that they merged some of their most beloved characters into one. We’ve seen the X-Men’s Wonder Woman and Storm combine and become “Amazon.” Batman was combined with the Wolverine to become Dark Claw. As for Superman? He merged with Captain America to become Supersoldier – the last good guy!
In conclusion, while these mini-series are popular with fans, Superman is still very much a part of DC Comics and the DC Universe.
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