Super Hero Series: Superman
In Iowa, United States
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This is the third of five caches in the Super Hero Series of caches that I am placing. The series includes Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman. These are just a few of my heroes that came to life in comic books when I was much younger than I am today.
CAUTION: A HIGH DEGREE OF 'STEALTHNESS' IS REQUIRED TO KEEP THIS CACHE WELL HIDDEN. THERE ARE TONS OF MUGGLES IN THIS AREA. PARK ON SURROUNDING SIDE STREETS. BE CAREFUL !
Superman, a.k.a. the MAN OF STEEL, is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is widely considered to be an American cultural icon, created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938. The character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The character's appearance is distinctive and iconic: a blue, red and yellow costume, complete with cape, with a stylized "S" shield on his chest.
The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity.
In addition to being the MAN OF STEEL, Superman was 'faster than a speeding bullet', 'more powerful than a locomotive', and 'able to leap tall buildings in a single bound'. In addition to an indestructible body (unless in the vacinity of Kryptonite), his ability to fly, and strength that could compress coal into diamonds, Superman also had heat vision, x-ray vision,and super-freeze-cooling breath powers that he used to 'fight for truth, justice, and the American way'.
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The caches in my Super Hero Series are:
Super Hero Series: Superman (GC3P34T)
Super Hero Series: Aquaman (GC3P35H)
Super Hero Series: Batman (GC3NM9A)
Super Hero Series: Green Lantern (GC3P356)
Super Hero Series: The Flash (GC3P2WE)
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Last Updated: on 4/30/2013 1:00:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:00 PM GMT)
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