It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

via Metropolisplus.com

…it’s Superman!

You probably mentally completed that famous phrase involuntarily as soon as you started reading it, huh? That’s because the Man of Steel has, over the last seventy-plus years, become such a huge part of our culture that we all know he is able to “leap tall buildings in a single bound.”

And we know that Clark Kent is a mild-mannered reporter just as well as we know that Superman is faster than a speeding bullet.

The story of the Kryptonian growing up in Kansas before becoming a reporter for The Daily Planet in Metropolis, all while trying to keep his identity secret from Lois Lane and defeat Lex Luthor is so well know and has so permeated the collective consciousness, that it would be impossible to guess at how often it is referenced in film, television, music, literature and even advertisements.

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