Superman… a work in progress.

 In Comics
Each generation got the Superman it needed and deserved.

The Man of Steel turns 80 this year. In preparing for an upcoming comic convention panel on the history of Superman, I’ve been reading Larry Tye’s Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero. In the book’s preface, he hits directly on why Superman has lasted over the years, and why he is still needed today:

For each era he zeroed in on the threats that scared us most, using powers that grew or diminished depending on the need. So did his spectacles, hairstyle, even his job title. Each generation got the Superman it needed and deserved. Each change offered a Rorschach test of that time and its dreams. Superman, always a beacon of light, was a work in progress.
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