Superman in other media

Superman in other media
Adaptations of Superman in other media

Actors who have portrayed Superman:
(top) Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve
(bottom) Dean Cain, Tom Welling, and Brandon Routh
Created by Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
Original source Comics published by DC Comics
First appearance Action Comics #1 (June 30 1938)
Films and television
Film(s) Superman (1948)
Superman (1978)
Superman Returns (2006)
Adventures of Superman (1952)
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Superman (1996)
Smallville (2001)
Theatrical presentations
Musical(s) It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman (1966)
Audio presentations
Radio show(s) The Adventures of Superman (1940)
DC Comics Super Heroes - Attack of the Elementals (1995)
Video game(s) Superman (1979)
Superman (1988)
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002)

The comic book character Superman has appeared in many types of media. Since his first appearance in 1938, Superman has appeared in radio, television, movies, and video games each on multiple occasions, and his name, symbol, and image have appeared on products and merchandise.



Among the actors who have played Superman/Superboy (and/or his alter ego, Clark Kent) are:

Voice only

Radio & other audio

  • 1940s: The Adventures of Superman, radio series starring Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander.
  • 1966: The Adventures of Superman, vinyl LP featuring Bob Holiday as Superman.
  • 1970s - 1980s: various Superman-related vinyl albums from Peter Pan Records.
  • 1993: Superman Lives!, BBC Radio Light Entertainment, BBC Radio 5. Superman is voiced by Stuart Milligan.
  • 1995: DC Comics Super Heroes - Attack of the Elementals - audio drama featuring the Justice League. Superman is voiced by David Earl Waterman.
  • 2008 The Never-Ending Battle Graphic Audio Superman was voiced by James Konicek. Mr Konicek has also voiced Superman in other DC Comics Audiobooks put out by Graphic Audio (




Video games

Theater & live appearances



Superman peanut butter
  • Sunnyland Refining Co., in 1981, marketed jars of creamy and crunchy peanut butter using the familiar image of Superman. In the 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great, it was noted that this was DC's first licensing deal for a brand of food.[2]
  • A Superman pinball machine was produced by Atari in 1979.[3]

Theme park rides


Songs about or that reference Superman:


Web Shows

  • 2006 - present: Galacticast


  1. ^ "SUPERMAN DAY! - 1940". Superman Through the Ages. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ Marx, Barry, Cavalieri, Joey and Hill, Thomas (w), Petruccio, Steven (a), Marx, Barry (ed). "Superman Peanut Butter Brand Licensing Pioneered" Fifty Who Made DC Great: 52 (1985), DC Comics
  3. ^ "The Internet Pinball Machine Database". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "David Herbert:Biography", Saatchi Gallery. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  5. ^ Velasco, David. "Miami vices", Artforum, 8 December 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  6. ^ "The Hague Sculpture",, 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2010.


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