To celebrate Superman's 75th birthday, fans and pros took to Twitter to wish the big guy a happy one by sharing their favorite memories of the Man of Steel, many not forgetting to pay tribute to the real heroes in the Superman story, creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
.@markwaid As a boy I ALWAYS believed in Superman. This is the moment that made me believe in Clark Kent. youtube.com/watch?v=BIaF0Q… :-)
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek wearing my superman costume, that was made for me by a family member, as a kid. Wore it till I couldn't fit in it anymore.#superman
— yabuddy! (@newman1779) April 18, 2013
Happy 75th birthday to Superman and Lois. And thank you to Jerry and Joe; without you, none of us would be here.
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) April 18, 2013
Without Jerry and Joe there wouldn't be a Superman...and there might not be a comic book business as we know it.
— J.M. DeMatteis (@JMDeMatteis) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek I have called my dad Superman from the time I was 5 so Superman holds a special place in my heart :-)
— Angela pulka (@angiepulka) April 18, 2013
Happy 75th birthday, Lois Lane. Oh and Superman too I guess.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) April 18, 2013
let us remember that Superman was not born but created; all hail Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster on their achievement of 75 years ago today
— Tom Spurgeon (@comicsreporter) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek Christopher Reeve made me believe a man could fly!
— JDM (@flamingtoilet) April 18, 2013
On this day in 1938, Action Comics #1 debuted -- and gave us the world's greatest superhero! Happy 75th Birthday, Superman!
— David Gallaher (@DavidGallaher) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek #Superman is the symbol for all thats good and right. If more people would follow his example, the world wouldn't need superheros.
— Mike Lackey (@supes23) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek Like many, I watched Donner's version with my dad as a kid. He said, "Cool, huh?" at the end. He was right.
— Ryan Pfeil (@RyanPfeil) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek Watching #Superman on Smallville with my step dad and growing a bond with a fellow comic book fan.
— Lawrence Thomas (@AlucardVK) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek I got a Superman cape at 2yrs old, I used to wear it from the time I woke until I went to bed… He's always been my favorite!
— Michael Maisano (@maisano04) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek In All-Star he puts on the Kent glasses in front of truth mirror, only see the proud stance of a glasses-free Superman looking back
— zattack• (@invictuz_rara) April 18, 2013
@flamingtoilet @mtvgeek I PRETENDED TO FLY HOME ARM OUT CLENCHED FIST WHEN I SAW SUPERMAN AT THE FLICKS. I REMEMBER IT WELL. #REEVESRIP
— WEIRD CHRISTMAS. (@WEIRDCHRISTMAS) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek #Superman taught me 2aim 4the impossible i.e. - actually trying 2perfect changing at super speed in tightly confined spaces!
— Marylou Seixas (@bbybellz) April 18, 2013
@mtvgeek got a superman shirt with a cape when I was 7. I tried to fly. My bro and I saved the world in our backyard many times
— Pedro Escamilla (@vote4p3dr0) April 18, 2013
In honor of Superman's birthday, be a super person -- give $130 to charity! Exactly how much Siegel & Shuster were paid for Supes' rights!
— Fred Van Lente (@fredvanlente) April 18, 2013