SUPERMAN (character)

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Superman is the D.C. Comics comic book superhero created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster in 1932 for Detective comics. The Superman franchise has spread to almost all forms of media including books, television shows and several films. Considering his popularity, it took a surprisingly long time for a live-action film to be made about Superman. In 1940, Republic Pictures approached DC Comics about doing a serial based on Superman but the negotiations broke down and, after they lost the rights due to legal issues, Republic ended up making a serial based on Captain Marvel in 1941. In 1948, Columbia Pictures finally made the first live-action Superman serial, called "Superman", and two years later, they made a sequel called "Atom Man vs. Superman".
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