Happy birthday, Superman

The first appearance of Superman was in Action Comics #1, which first hit newsstands on April 18, 1938, making today Superman’s 75th birthday. It was cover dated June 1938, matching the release date of Man of Steel, due out on June 14. June 14 is also the day that our Silver Screen Superman podcasts reach the Christopher Reeve films, including a complete commentary track to accompany the extended edition of that movie. UPDATED: Reader Chad points us to this article discussing Superman’s relevance to the modern audience.