Superman in other media
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|Adaptations of Superman in other media|
|Created by||Jerry Siegel
|Original source||Comics published by DC Comics|
|First appearance||Action Comics #1 (June 30 1938)|
|Films and television|
Superman Returns (2006)
Man of Steel (2013)
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
|Adventures of Superman (1952)
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
|Musical(s)||It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman (1966)|
|Radio show(s)||The Adventures of Superman (1940)
DC Comics Super Heroes - Attack of the Elementals (1995)
|Video game(s)||Superman (1979)
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002)
The comic book character Superman has appeared in many types of media. Since his first appearance in 1938, Superman has appeared in radio, television, movies, and video games each on multiple occasions, and his name, symbol, and image have appeared on products and merchandise.
- Ray Middleton (1940)
- Mayo Kaan (circa 1940)
- Fleischer Studios model for the original Superman short
- Karol Krauser (1941)
- Fleischer Studios promotional model for the Superman shorts
- Kirk Alyn (1948–1950)
- George Reeves (1951–1958)
- Johnny Rockwell (1961)
- Bob Holiday (1966–1968)
- David Wilson (1975)
- Jeff East (1978)
- Christopher Reeve (1978–1987)
- John Haymes Newton (1988–1989)
- Gerard Christopher (1989–1992)
- Dean Cain (1993–1997)
- Tom Welling (2001–2011)
- Brandon Routh (2006)
- Matt Bomer (2009)
- Toyota Prius Commercial
- Henry Cavill (2013-present)
- Bud Collyer (1940–49, 1966–69)
- Bob Hastings (1966–1969)
- Danny Dark (1973–1986)
- Beau Weaver (1988–1989)
- Tim Daly (1996–2000, 2002, 2006, 2009–12)
- Christopher McDonald (2000)
- George Newbern (2001–08, 2010, 2012–13)
- Jeff Kramer (2002)
- Michael Dangerfield (2005)
- Crispin Freeman (2006)
- Yuri Lowenthal (2006–2008)
- Brandon Routh (2006)
- Adam Baldwin (2007, 2011)
- Kyle MacLachlan (2008)
- Christopher Corey Smith (2008)
- Joseph May (2009)
- David Lodge (2009)
- Mark Harmon (2010)
- Nolan North (2010–2013)
- David Kaye (2010)
- James Denton (2011)
- Roger Rose (2011)
- Blair Underwood (2012)
- Jeff Bennett (2012)
- Keith Ferguson (2012)
- Travis Willingham (2012)
- Mark Valley (2013)
- Matt Bomer (2013)
- Sam Daly (2013)
- Channing Tatum (2014)
- Peter Jessop (2014)
- Alan Tudyk (2014)
- Jerry O'Connell (2015)
Radio and other audio
- 1940s: The Adventures of Superman – radio series starring Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander
- 1966: The Adventures of Superman – vinyl LP featuring Bob Holiday as Superman
- 1970s–1980s: various Superman-related vinyl albums from Peter Pan Records
- 1993: Superman Lives! – BBC Radio Light Entertainment, BBC Radio 5; Superman is voiced by Stuart Milligan
- 1995: DC Comics Super Heroes – Attack of the Elementals – audio drama featuring the Justice League; Superman is voiced by David Earl Waterman
- 2008: The Never-Ending Battle – Graphic Audio; Superman voiced by James Konicek
- 1948: Superman – a serial in 15 chapters starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill; recounts origin story, then fights the Spider Lady
- 1950: Atom Man vs. Superman – serial in 15 parts starring Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill and Lyle Talbot; Fights Atom Man, Lex Luthor
- 1951: Superman and the Mole Men – feature film, starring George Reeves and Phyllis Coates
- 1954: Stamp Day for Superman – short film featuring George Reeves and Noel Neill promoting Stamp Day for the U.S. Treasury
- 1978: Superman: The Movie – directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty and Valerie Perrine (ranked at no. 26 on The AFI's Top 50 Heroes list)
- 1979: The Return of Superman (also known as "Turkish Superman") is an adaptation of Superman from Turkey
- 1981: Superman II – directed by Richard Lester and starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, and Terence Stamp
- 1983: Superman III – directed by Richard Lester and starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole and Robert Vaughn
- 1984: Supergirl – spin-off directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, and Marc McClure (repeating his role of Jimmy Olsen from the Reeve features)
- 1987: Superman IV: The Quest For Peace – directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jon Cryer and Mariel Hemingway
- 1992: Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation – a cameo appearance where he saves Babs and Buster Bunny and Byron Basset, but let them go after they told him to get lost
- 2006: Superman Returns – directed by Bryan Singer and starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and James Marsden (includes material featuring Marlon Brando, originally filmed for Superman: The Movie)
- 2006: Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut – New edit of Superman II, featuring around 80% new footage originally shot by director Richard Donner, including material featuring Marlon Brando
- 2013: Man of Steel – directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Michael Shannon
- 2014: The Lego Movie – a cameo appearance as a master builder. He is in his LEGO form in this film with Channing Tatum voicing the character.
- 2016: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – once again directed by Zack Snyder, the film will be a sequel to Man of Steel featuring the first meeting between Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck).
- 1952–58: Adventures of Superman – starring George Reeves, Phyllis Coates (season 1) and Noel Neill (seasons 2–6)
- 1957: I Love Lucy, episode: "Lucy and Superman" featuring George Reeves as Superman
- 1961: The Adventures of Superboy – unaired series pilot starring Johnny Rockwell
- 1975: It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman – Televised production of the Broadway play starring David Wilson and Lesley Ann Warren
- 1988–92: Superboy – series starring John Haymes Newton (1988–89), Gerard Christopher (1989–92), and Stacy Haiduk
- 1993–97: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – series, starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher
- 2001–11: Smallville – series starring Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, and Cassidy Freeman
- 1941–43: Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios' Superman theatrical cartoon – series of 17 shorts initially starring Bud Collyer
- 1966–69: Various Superman series by Filmation – Bud Collyer as Superman and Bob Hastings as Superboy
- 1973–85: Various Super Friends series produced by Hanna-Barbera; Danny Dark as Superman
- 1982: Tokimeki Tonight features the male protagonist Shun Makabe dressed as Superman in the first episode of its anime adaptation.
- 1988: Superman – TV series based on the "new" DC Comics Superman; produced by Ruby-Spears; starring Beau Weaver and Ginny McSwain. Animated by Toei Animation, Japan
- 1996–2000: Superman: The Animated Series by Warner Bros.; starring Tim Daly and Dana Delany
- 1999: The Multipath Adventures of Superman by Warner Bros. over 50 interactive webisodes
- 2000: Batman Beyond, episodes: "The Call" (parts 1 & 2) (Warner Bros.); featuring an older Superman (Christopher McDonald) as the leader of the Justice League
- 2001–06: Justice League / Justice League Unlimited (Warner Bros.); featuring George Newbern as Superman
- 2004: Static Shock
- 2005: Krypto the Superdog – TV series; Superman voiced by Michael Daingerfield (appears in episode one)
- 2006: Superman: Brainiac Attacks – straight-to-video film utilizing character designs from Superman: The Animated Series; starring Tim Daly and Dana Delany
- 2006–08: Legion of Super Heroes (Warner Bros.); featuring Yuri Lowenthal as Superman
- 2007: Superman: Doomsday – straight-to-video from DC Comics featuring Adam Baldwin as Superman
- 2007–08: The Batman (Warner Bros.) – Superman is featured in the two-part season five premiere, "The Batman/Superman Story" and the two-part series finale, "Lost Heroes"; George Newbern reprises the role
- 2008: Justice League: The New Frontier – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Kyle MacLachlan as Superman
- 2009: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Tim Daly as Superman
- 2010: DC Super Friends straight-to-video (Warner Bros. and Fisher-Price); featuring David Kaye as Superman
- 2010–11: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Warner Bros.) – Superman and Wonder Woman are seen in a non-speaking cameo from the rear in season two's "Sidekicks Assemble!"; Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, and his wife Lois Lane are later in "The Knights of Tomorrow!"; Superman, voiced by Roger Rose, is featured in the season three premiere, "Battle of the Superheroes!"
- 2010: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths – straight-to-video (DC Comics); Superman is voiced by Mark Harmon
- 2010: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse – straight-to-video (DC Comics); Tim Daly reprises his role as Superman
- 2010: Batman: Under the Red Hood – straight-to-video (DC Comics); Only referenced through Amazo
- 2010–present: Young Justice (Warner Bros.); features Nolan North as Superman
- 2010: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam – straight-to-video short (DC Comics) featuring George Newbern as Superman.
- 2011: All-Star Superman – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring James Denton as Superman
- 2012: Mad – When their fellow heroes feel under-appreciated, they appeal to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman about being called "Super Friends."
- 2012: Justice League: Doom – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Tim Daly as Superman
- 2012: Superman vs. The Elite – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring George Newbern as Superman
- 2013: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – straight-to-video (DC Comics) two-part adaption of the graphic novel featuring Mark Valley as Superman in Part 2 of the adaption
- 2013: Teen Titans Go! – In episode 3 'Drivers Ed' a picture of Superman appears on a coffee shop called 'Justice Java'
- 2013: Superman: Unbound – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Matt Bomer as Superman
- 2013: Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite - straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Travis Willingham as Superman
- 2013: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Sam Daly, following in his father Tim's footsteps as Superman
- 2014: JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Peter Jessop as Superman
- 2014: Justice League: War – straight-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Alan Tudyk as Superman
- 2014: Lego Batman: Be-Leagured - animated television special featuring Nolan North as Superman
- 2015: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis - straigh-to-video (DC Comics) featuring Jerry O'Connell as Superman
DC Animated Universe
Superman is a major character in the DC Animated Universe, under the portrayal of various different actors. Although still a very difficult character to beat, he is portrayed as being considerably weaker than he is in the comics. He also has a specific set of stylized sound effects whenever his powers are used. Additionally, his personality is very similar to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's original comics, the same one used by John Byrne in the reboot of the DC Universe from 1986: somewhat rough and aggressive, although remaining the personification of moral excellence.
- Superman first appears in his eponymous series. As with the comics, he is the sole survivor of Krypton's demise, caused by Brainiac in this continuity. He is portrayed with the same powers and weaknesses, but like average people of Earth cannot breathe in space and thus requires a space suit. He also wears a special lead suit for protection against kryptonite. Superman's reputation becomes jeopardized in the two-parter Legacy, where he gets brainwashed by Darkseid and set upon Earth, losing the trust of many, including Professor Hamilton and giving Lex Luthor an advantage. His baby age, who only appears in The Last Son of Krypton, the first episode, is voiced by Leslie Lamers. His teenaged self, who only appears in The Last Son of Krypton, as well as the episode New Kids in Town, is voiced by Jason Marsden. Tim Daly voices the adult character.
- Superman next appears in the Batman Beyond two-parter The Call. He wears a different suit of black and silver, but is shown to have aged slower than anyone on Earth, due to his Kryptonian DNA, as Bruce Wayne jokes about. He is first shown disguised as a bystander that is taken hostage by Inque, but he quickly reveals himself and takes her out. He then shows up at the Batcave to recruit Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, into the Justice League, apparently in order to help him find a traitor within the league. Bruce and Terry both discover the traitor to be Superman himself, and Bruce gives Terry a piece of kryptonite, referring to the events of Legacy. However, it is then discovered that Superman had been under the control of a starfish-like alien (Starro) that he had saved a long time ago. Terry frees Superman, and the two help the rest of the league send the aliens back. Superman was voiced by Christopher McDonald, the voice of Jor-El in the DCAU, due to an idea that Superman sounds more like his father as he ages.
- Superman next appears in Justice League, now voiced by George Newbern. Daly was supposed to return, and had even done initial recordings, but was ultimately too involved with other television shows and had to be replaced. Superman, having already got back his reputation that Darkseid had put at stake, forms the league, along with Batman. He begins to wonder about what might happen to him after the events of the Justice Lords, what with his counterpart giving into the urge and killing Luthor. Superman was originally designed with a shine in his hair, along with wrinkles and squintier eyes in order to make him look more detailed, but was redesigned again with his look from Superman after it was not well received.
- Newbern returns to the role of Superman in Static Shock, where he helps the titular character battle against Toyman. In this series, Superman is given full eyes with blue irises, compared to his other appearances within the DCAU.
- Superman is again voiced by Newbern in Justice League Unlimited. In this series, he nearly gives into the urge to become like his Justice Lord counterpart, attempting to lobotomize Doomsday, who he instead finally banished into the Phantom Zone, much to the questioning of Batman and the general public. His doubts about not being like his Justice Lord counterpart are fleshed out in Divided We Fall, where a mechanical duplicate of his counterpart points out about his trust from the public and his power. Superman insists that he is not like his counterpart at all. During the series finale, Destroyer, Superman briefly gets the upper hand on a resurrected Darkseid. He explains "I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard.", saying that he thus is always taking care of not to attack too hard or he might kill someone. With Darkseid, however, he says "But you can take it, can't you big man. What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am." and punches Darkseid hard into the sky, through several buildings, and knocks him back into the ground, creating a huge crater. Darkseid then stuns Superman using the Agony Matrix, which causes him to feel extreme pain in every part of his body, and is about to kill him with a kryptonite knife when he is saved by Luthor, whom had agreed with Superman to stop Darkseid, or in his case, get revenge on him for taking a piece of Brainiac from him.
- 1978: Superman by Atari for the Atari 2600
- 1984: Superman III for the Atari 8-bit family of computers (unreleased)
- 1985: Superman: The Game by First Star Software for the Commodore 64
- 1987: Superman by Kemco for the Nintendo Entertainment System
- 1988: Superman: Man of Steel by Tynesoft for the Commodore 64
- 1988: Superman by Taito; Arcade game
- 1992: Superman: The Man of Steel by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Master System
- 1992: Superman by Sunsoft for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
- 1994/95: The Death and Return of Superman by Sunsoft for the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
- 1995: Justice League Task Force by Acclaim for the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
- 1998: Superman by Titus for the Game Boy
- 1999: Superman by Titus for the Nintendo 64
- 1999: The Multipath Adventures of Superman: Menace of Metallo by Brilliant Digital for PC (Windows 95/98)
- 2002: Justice League: Injustice for All by Midway for the Game Boy Advance; Superman is a playable character
- 2002: Superman: The Man of Steel by Infogrames/Atari for the Xbox
- 2002/03: Superman: Shadow of Apokolips by Infogrames/Atari for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube
- 2003: Superman: Countdown to Apokolips by Infogrames/Atari for the Game Boy Advance
- 2003: Justice League: Chronicles by Midway for the Game Boy Advance; Superman is a playable character
- 2005: Justice League TV Games unit by Jakks Pacific; Superman is playable in some games, non-playable in others
- 2006: Superman: The Greatest Hero by VTech for the V.Smile system
- 2006: Superman TV Games unit by Jakks Pacific (five different games)
- 2006: Justice League Heroes by Eidos for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PlayStation Portable; Superman is a playable character, and is voiced by Crispin Freeman
- 2006: Superman Returns by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2, Xbox & Xbox 360 featuring voices from the cast of the film
- 2006: Superman Returns by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS
- 2006: Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude by Electronic Arts for the Game Boy Advance
- 2008: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe by Midway for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
- 2011: DC Universe Online by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows
- 2012: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes by Traveller's Tales for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
- 2013: Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios for the PlayStaion 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U
- 2013/2014: Scribblenauts Unmasked by 5th Cell for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- 2014: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham by Traveller's Tales for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Theatre and live appearances
- 1940: New York World's Fair – Broadway actor Ray Middleton played the Man of Steel in his first public appearance on July 3 for "Superman Day"
- 1966: "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" – a Broadway musical; lyrics by Lee Adams, music by Charles Strouse; starring Bob Holiday and Jack Cassidy
- 2010: "The History of Invulnerability" – a play about the creation of Superman and the childhood of one of his creators: Joe Shuster
- 2012: "Holy Musical B@man!", a parody musical done by internet theatre troupe StarKid Productions featured Superman portrayed by actor Brian Holden.
- 1942: The Adventures of Superman by George Lowther
- 1971: Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex by Larry Niven
- 1978: Last Son of Krypton by Elliot S! Maggin
- 1981: Miracle Monday by Elliot S! Maggin
- 1983: Superman III (novelization) by William Kotzwinkle
- 1991: "Übermensch!" by Kim Newman
- 1993: Superman: Doomsday & Beyond by Louise Simonson, illustrated by Dan Jurgens and José Luis García-López
- 1994: The Death and Life of Superman by Roger Stern
- 1996: Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel by C. J. Cherryh
- 2005: It's Superman! by Tom De Haven
- 2005: Superman Returns (novelization), by Marv Wolfman
- 2007: The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson
- 2009: Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson
- Sunnyland Refining Co., in 1981, marketed jars of creamy and crunchy peanut butter using the familiar image of Superman. In the 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great, it was noted that this was DC's first licensing deal for a brand of food.
- A Superman pinball machine was produced by Atari in 1979.
- Superman is part of the DC Deckbuilding Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment
Theme park rides
- Superman: Escape from Krypton, roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
- Superman: Ultimate Flight, roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Six Flags Great America.
- Superman: Ultimate Flight, roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
- Superman – Ride of Steel, roller coaster at Six Flags America.
- Superman: Krypton Coaster, roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
- Superman el Último Escape, roller coaster at Six Flags México.
- Superman la Atracción de Acero, roller coaster at Parque Warner Madrid
- Superman Escape, roller coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World.
- Superman: Tower of Power tower ride at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis.
Music about or that references Superman:
- 1966: "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan
- 1968: "Superman" by New Riders of the Purple Sage
- 1969: "Superman" by The Clique (covered by R.E.M., 1986)
- 1971: "The Day Superman Got Busted" by Company Caine
- 1972: "Superman" by Alison McCallum
- 1972: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" by Jim Croce (covered by Poison, 2006)
- 1974: "Carpet Crawlers" by Genesis
- 1975: "Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)" by Johnny Wakelin
- 1976: "Superman Lover" by Johnny Guitar Watson
- 1977: "Superman" by Barbra Streisand
- 1978: "Bicycle Race" by Queen
- 1978: "What's Next to the Moon" by AC/DC
- 1978: "Can You Read My Mind" by John Williams and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
- 1979: "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" by The Kinks
- 1979: "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang (covered by Def Squad, 1998)
- 1979: "We All Love You Superman" by Luisa Fernandez, Warner Bros 17 317 (7") / 26 081 (12")
- 1979: "Sei Il Piu' Forte Superman" by Luisa Fernandez, Warner Bros 17 350 (Italian Version)
- 1981: "O Superman (For Massenet)" by Laurie Anderson
- 1981: "The Land of Make Believe" by Bucks Fizz
- 1983: "Make Me A Believer" by Luther Vandross
- 1984: "Jam On It" by Newcleus
- 1984: "Man of Steel" by Hank Williams, Jr.
- 1985: "Impressed" by Charlie Sexton references Superman and Lois Lane (from Pictures for Pleasure)
- 1986: "Land of Confusion" by Genesis
- 1987: "Sunset Superman" by Dio
- 1988 - 93: "Metropolis Symphony" by Michael Daugherty
- 1988: "Do What You Want" by Bad Religion
- 1989: "Heaven" by Warrant
- 1989: "Superman" by Robyn Hitchcock
- 1991: "Superman's Song" by Crash Test Dummies
- 1991: "Superman" by Alanis Morissette
- 1991: "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" by Spin Doctors
- 1991: "Superman" by Gaunt
- 1991: "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" by Bryan Adams
- 1993: "Award Tour" by A Tribe Called Quest
- 1994: "Black Superman" by Above the Law
- 1994: "Silvergun Superman" by Stone Temple Pilots
- 1994: "Superman" by Love Spit Love
- 1996: "Real World" by Matchbox Twenty
- 1997: "Superman" by Goldfinger
- 1997: "Superman's Dead" by Our Lady Peace
- 1999: "Soopaman Lover" by Chico DeBarge feat Redman and Erick Sermon
- 1999: "Waitin' for a Superman" (Is It Gettin' Heavy??)" by The Flaming Lips
- 1999: "Get Ready" by Mase
- 1999: "I'll Be Your Everything" by Youngstown
- 1999: "Super-Duper-Man" by Toy-Box
- 2000: "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down
- 2000: "Say It Isn't So" by Bon Jovi
- 2000: "Superman" by Lazlo Bane
- 2000: "Party Up (Up in Here)" by DMX
- 2000: "Save Me" by Aimee Mann
- 2001: "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting
- 2001: "Superman" by Bush
- 2001: "Jimmy" by Amy Jo Johnson
- 2001: "Superhero" by Brian McKnight
- 2002: "Invincible" by Emma Bunton
- 2002: "Where Are You Going?" by Dave Matthews Band
- 2002: "Superman" by Eminem
- 2002: "She's Got A Boyfriend" by Bowling for Soup
- 2003: "Change You or Change Me" by Fabolous
- 2004: "Big Red Cheese" by The Roy Clark Method
- 2004: "超人"(Superman) by Mayday
- 2004: "Black Superman" by Jude
- 2004: "100 Ways" by JC Chasez
- 2005: "The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts" by Sufjan Stevens
- 2005: "Superman on Ice" by 13 & God
- 2005: "Superman" by Stereophonics
- 2006: "Kingdom Come" by Jay-Z
- 2006: Superman by Sandi Thom
- 2007: "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy
- 2008: "Superman" by T-Pain
- 2008: "Superman" by The Game
- 2008: "Hero" by Pop Evil
- 2008: "Superman 14" by Kevin Costner and Modern West
- 2009: "Superman" by Joe Brooks
- 2009: "Superman High" by R. Kelly and OJ
- 2009: "Superman" by Willie Nelson
- 2009: "No One Likes Superman Anymore" by I Fight Dragons
- 2009: "La La La (LMFAO song)" by LMFAO (group)
- 2010: "Superman Tonight" by Bon Jovi
- 2010: "Cars, Money, and Fame" by Timeflies
- 2010: "Fire in the Kitchen" by Manafest
- 2010: "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem
- 2011: "Superman" by Taylor Swift
- 2011: "6 Weeks" by James Morrison
- 2011: "Drink In My Hand" by Eric Church on album Chief
- 2012: "Hit the Ground (Superman)" by The Big Pink
- 2012: "One Thing" by One Direction
- 2012: "Metropolis" by Owl City
- 2012: "Superman" by Rick Astley, single release only
- 2012: "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train, on album California 37
- 2013: "Can't Say Love" By Hunter Hayes
- 2013: "Waiting for Superman" by Daughtry
- 2007: Beautiful Superman, a sculpture by David Herbert, exhibited in 2008 in The Hague Sculpture in The Hague.
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