New York: The world`s most famous superhero `Superman` celebrates his platinum anniversary this month with the new film of the famous series, `Man of Steel,` hitting the theatres.
The character was imagined by a pair of Jewish teens from Cleveland about three-quarters of a century ago and since then he has fought for `truth, justice and the American Way`, the New York Daily News reported.
One of the best-known portrayals of Superman was by Christopher Reeves, who starred as the Kryptonian in four feature films during the 1970s and 1980s.
Henry Cavill, who plays the titular hero in `Man of Steel`, said that he has always appreciated Superman.
He further said that the superhero always did the right thing and he is glad that he finally got a chance to express his feelings about Superman.
Superman first appeared in Action Comics No.1 in June 1938. The copies sometimes sell for more than 1 million dollars making it one of the most valuable comic of all time.