The Changing Spectatorship of Superman over Time Superman first appeared in a 1933 story, “The Reign of Superman.” The brainchild of 19 year-old Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, the name first appeared in a “fanzine” story. The pair envisioned Superman as a villain at first. It was only after five years of effort that they sold their first Superman story to the company that would become DC Comics for $130 (Taylor 2006). Thus was born the original and greatest of all superheroes. Since then Superman has appeared in comic strips, comic books, radio drama, black and white movies and television, cartoons and modern special effects films and TV series. This paper will assess some of the changes in spectatorship that have accompanied...The end:
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