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Happy Birthday, Superman!

Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:12 pm



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February 29, 2012: Happy Birthday Superman!

February 29 is traditionally the day we celebrate Superman's birthday.

Why February 29? Editor Julie Schwartz declared that Superman's birthday was on February 29th in a number of letter pages during the Silver Age. Supposedly this is how Superman stays looking so young, after all he only has a birthday every four years!

In 1985's "Superman Annual #11" his birthdate is mentioned as being February 29 in an actual story. While "Time" magazine published a story in 1988 that also stated this date as being Superman's birthday.

Oddly enough, Clark Kent celebrates his birthday on a completely different day. Clark's celebrates his birthday on the day Jonathan and Martha Kent pulled him from the Kryptonian rocketship that landed in Smallville. This was established in "Action Comics #241" in 1958, and was specified in "Action Comics #263" in 1973 as being celebrated on June 18th.

Note: For some reason Geoff Johns decided to have Clark Kent celebrate his birthday on December 1 in 2009's "Superman: Secret Origin". During the Golden Age, Superman's birth on Kryptonopolis was in October, according to "Action Comics #149" from 1950.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Superman!

Post  non_amos on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:23 pm

I can't believe it! I forgot all about this today! Usually I'm like, it's Superman's birthday, if only to the wife or whoever. I can't believe it didn't even cross my mind! Maybe I'm too caught up in the hype of AVENGERS today.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Superman!

Post  webhead2006 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 am

I totally didn't realize it was supes bday yesterday. Gets confusing with different dates.

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