Superman stamp pack
The Superman stamp pack comprises of two sheetlets of 8 x $1 stamps featuring the Australian Map stamp from the 2016 Love to Celebrate stamp issue.Read more
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The Superman stamp pack comprises of two sheetlets of 8 x $1 stamps featuring the Australian Map stamp from the 2016 Love to Celebrate stamp issue. The tabs on the stamps feature images from Action Comics covers, Superman comic covers and classic images of the "Man of Steel".
Superman has been waging the good war on the bad guys since time immemorial. Or so it seems, as the “Man of Steel” has been on the pop culture scene since the 1930s. Young writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster first created the man in blue tights in 1933, but it wasn’t until 1938 – and in a slightly different guise than his first incarnation – that he debuted in print, published in Action Comics.
Over the decades, the secretive protector, who quickly became the doyen of all superheroes, busted the shackles of the comic strip and extended his media presence to radio, film, television and video games. His uncanny knack of remaining relevant across time and of shaping the genre of the superhero has ensured his heady status as a cultural icon.
The backstory of the Man of Steel has him beginning life on Krypton, where he was born Kal-El. In the planet’s dying hours, the infant’s scientist father jettisoned his son to Earth, where he was taken in by a farmer and his wife, who named him Clark Kent. Under their steady guidance, Clark was raised with a strong moral compass and resolved to use his superpowers – evident from his youth – only for the greater good.
Flash forward and Clark resides in the fictional US city of Metropolis, where he works for the Daily Planet paper in the company of his love interest, Lois Lane. Against this everyday backdrop, Clark Kent’s heroic alter-ego emerges with regularity to use his superhuman powers against those that threaten both goodness and humanity.
In the age-old literary tradition of moral tales, the man with the giant “S” emblazoned across his broad chest delivers ever-compelling stories of good versus evil … Look up. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Yep, it’s Superman alright.