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Henry Cavill Provides First Peek at Justice League Superman

The release of Justice League is still so far away and with Wonder Woman just newly released, we’re all looking for the next tidbit from the DCEU to keep us going. Well, look no further. Henry Cavill posted a picture on Instagram of Superman’s legs propped up on a table while he holds a cup of joe. A hero’s gotta have his coffee same as the rest of us, right?

Cavill posted the picture in celebration of Superman’s 79th anniversary in Action Comics. The hero’s story began 5 years sooner than that, in 1933, when friends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster wrote, illustrated, and published a very early version of Superman for a science fiction magazine. Here is what Cavill had to say:

“Hi Everyone! I’ve been doing some Super Ruminations because this month is the 79th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics and thought it fitting to pass on this little fact. Who knew eh?? In January 1933, Jerry Siegel wrote a short story titled “The Reign of the Superman”, which was illustrated by his friend Joe Shuster and self-published in a science fiction magazine. It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates, Siegel re-conceived the “Superman” character as a powerful hero, sent to our world from a more advanced society. He and Shuster developed the idea into a comic strip, which they pitched unsuccessfully.”

Here’s the post:

Hi Everyone! I’ve been doing some Super Ruminations because this month is the 79th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics and thought it fitting to pass on this little fact. Who knew eh?? In January 1933, Jerry Siegel wrote a short story titled “The Reign of the Superman”, which was illustrated by his friend Joe Shuster and self-published in a science fiction magazine. It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates,Siegel re-conceived the “superman” character as a powerful hero, sent to our world from a more advanced society. He and Shuster developed the idea into a comic strip, which they pitched unsuccessfully. National Publications was looking for a hit to accompany their success with Detective Comics, and did not have time to solicit new material. Because of the tight deadline, editor Vin Sullivan was forced to make it out of inventory and stockpile pages. Sullivan asked former coworker Sheldon Mayer if he could help. Mayer found the rejected Superman comic strips, and Sullivan told Siegel and Shuster that if they could paste them into 13 comic book pages, he would buy them. #SuperRuminations #Superman #ActionComics

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His legs are looking mighty fine for being older than 79 years old, don’t you think?

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