Freshman 9/1 – Is Superman a myth, legend or folktale?


Over the weekend take a look at the first ever Superman comic, published in 1938. In your response to the questions below use specific evidence to explain your thinking. (I’m looking for somewhere between 3/4 to 1 full page written.)

  1. Use the notes we’ve taken in class about myths, folktales and legends to evaluate what category (or categories) Superman belongs in. Use specific evidence from the Superman text and from your class notes to help you make your arguments.
  2. Superman has been very popular since his first appearance in 1938. Why do you think, like myths, legends and folktales, people have been telling and reading his story for almost 100 years?

Here’s the comic:

Action Comics 1

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