Few superheroes have a richer pop culture history than the "Man of Steel," Superman. The story of Superman begins moments before the destruction of planet Krypton, when one of that world's inhabitants saves his son Kal-El by sending him to Earth. Raised by a farmer and his wife as "Clark Kent," Kal-El grows up to discover his superhuman abilities and, ultimately, become Earth's greatest hero.
Superman has been played on TV and in film by Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh. Next year, actor Henry Cavill (pictured above) takes over the role in the movie "Man of Steel." —Xfinity Entertainment Staff (Photo: Warner Bros)
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