Re: Superman the Movie = STILL the greatest superhero movie
Originally Posted by afan
I understand your point, but consider this origin......
A baby is orphanned by the death of his parents.
He is found, adopted, and raised by parents who are not of his kind in a world alien to his birthright.
His given name is unknown to his new parents and they give him a new name and identity.
As he matures he develops abilities that place him above the capabilities of normal men.
Makes one wonder who Superman is based on?
I'm sure Tarzan did influence Supes to an extent. He's also based on a character from a novel called, "The Gladiator," and mythical heroes such as Hercules and Atlas.
There is no Marvel/DC rivalry. Most of the great comic creators worked for both; Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Walt Simonsen, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Mark Waid...even Stan Lee.