Hi Everyone! I've been doing some Super Ruminations because this month is the 79th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics and thought it fitting to pass on this little fact. Who knew eh?? In January 1933, Jerry Siegel wrote a short story titled "The Reign of the Superman", which was illustrated by his friend Joe Shuster and self-published in a science fiction magazine. It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates,Siegel re-conceived the "superman" character as a powerful hero, sent to our world from a more advanced society. He and Shuster developed the idea into a comic strip, which they pitched unsuccessfully. National Publications was looking for a hit to accompany their success with Detective Comics, and did not have time to solicit new material. Because of the tight deadline, editor Vin Sullivan was forced to make it out of inventory and stockpile pages. Sullivan asked former coworker Sheldon Mayer if he could help. Mayer found the rejected Superman comic strips, and Sullivan told Siegel and Shuster that if they could paste them into 13 comic book pages, he would buy them. #SuperRuminations #Superman #ActionComics
Henry kicked off this party last week, and today Superman fans all over the world are celebrating their favorite superhero and the values he represents.
Happy #SupermanDay! Celebrate the real life #superheroes & your own #superpowers ...or just Henry Cavill - whichever! 😉 #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/wviynEVSVi— Don't Panic Events (@dontpanicevents) June 12, 2017
Henry's Superman is loved by so many, that the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce has begun a push to get him to attend their 40th Superman Celebration next year.
Plans are already underway for next year's #40thSupermanCelebration! Mark your calendars and hit the tweets! #LetsGetHenryHere pic.twitter.com/z7S1IitPBd— It's All Geek To Me (@GeekToMeRadio) June 11, 2017
Local Illinois media picked up the story on the campaign, that is using the #LetsGetHenryHere hashtag to spread the word.
On this Superman day, fans have also been sharing their best wishes and appreciation for Henry on social media. Keep them coming, but most importantly let him know how you feel about him playing the iconic character on his Instagram and Facebook.
As if we weren't excited enough to see Henry return in Justice League, Geoff Johns just hyped up his appearance 1000%. Go Supes!
Celebrate Superman Day today by getting the scoop on Jennifer's day meeting Superman himself, Henry Cavill! https://t.co/oacTGHPHuE pic.twitter.com/c4MxgllXMa— Omaze (@omaze) June 12, 2017
Today!— ❤️ Cristina Ochoa ❤️ (@AmorEternoCrist) June 12, 2017
Happy #SupermanDay a big hug for #HenryCavill #ManOfSteel @HenryCavillNews
@HenryCavillNews 💪🏼Workout in a Superman Shirt 👍🏼To all Supermen past&present!Confession Crushing on Henry Cavill since"Capture the Castle"😁— Mary-Ellen M.Roberts (@meme5isalive) June 12, 2017
Happy #SupermanDay!! I may have to watch some #ManOfSteel or @BatmanvSuperman to celebrate #Superman 🙂#HenryCavill @HenryCavillNews pic.twitter.com/uryl1Y5cRJ— Paula Morrell (@bitchtude) June 12, 2017
This from our reader Daniela: "Happy Superman day to the Best Superman ever! Henry Cavill!! Can't wait to see him in Justice League."
Happy #SupermanDay!!!!#ManOfSteel #ClarkKent #HenryCavill 🙌💪👊😘😍— Clau Glez. A. (Lala) (@Mi55RockAndRo11) June 12, 2017
"It's not an 'S'. On my world, it means hope." pic.twitter.com/KPzVzEI0m7