5 Things You Never Knew About Superman


He may be a world-famous superhero, but even Superman has his secrets. From his love life to a possible curse on the franchise, we've got all the details.
So without further ado, read on. Here are 5 things you never knew about Superman....


What Could've Been...

We all know that Superman was the brainchild of Joe Shushter and Jerry Siegel. What many don’t know is that he was initially conceived as a balding villain with powerful ESP and the power of mind control!

Forget the fact that he wouldn’t have flown or had that awesome x-ray vision, the idea of a balding superman is just too weird to digest

From Powerless to Powerful?

Superman wasn’t born with insanely awesome powers like X-ray vision, flight, and immense strength--among others. In fact, he was more of a ‘super-gifted’ regular human.

Clark Kent could run extremely fast, leap great distances, and was a weightlifting champion. In other words, he was a brilliant athlete. So when he attained his super powers, it was more like an upgrade

Ladies' Man

Superman wasn’t really a one-woman man as he would have you believe. Lois Lane may be the most well-known of his love interests, but it hardly makes her the only one.

He has been linked to several fictional characters like Wonder Woman, Lana Lang and even a mermaid from Atlantis named Lori Lemaris. With superpowers like his, he was bound to score big with the ladies

Secret Powers

Not many are aware of Superman’s incredible ability to travel through time. We don’t know exactly how, why and where he developed this power, but he did travel back hundreds of centuries to meet William Shakespeare! He's also had visitors from the 30th century in the form of the legion of Superheroes.

As far as we know, the movies haven't explored this facet of his superpowers yet, so you'll have to pick up his comics from the 1960s to know more

The Curse Of The Red Cape

Many people believe that the role of Superman is cursed, not unlike the ‘Joker’ role in the Batman Series.

Several artists associated with the series, including Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando and Margot Kidder (who played Lois Lane) have either died tragically, suffered financial devastion, or otherwise experienced irreparable harm.

At last count, the curse had claimed as many as 18 victims. Is it possible that the iconic red cape was cursed by one of Superman’s many enemies