|Superman Silk Necktie By Ralph Marlin|
Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman. Superman was the defining point of the super hero action comic genre. In 1940 Macy's added Superman to their annual parade exclusive collection of cartoon characters - marking his popularity as an American comic book success. From as early as 1939 everything imaginable has had the Superman Shield illustrated on it making the shield ( “S” magenta and golden emblem ) a fashion symbol. From toys to T shirts to boxer shorts; some, becoming collector items like trading cards, early wooden and metal figures, and the Superman Shield silk necktie by Ralph Marlin. Superman neckties are official collector items as these super hero ties are no longer made. The value of Superman as an apparel license is far reaching, as every kid in America for more than half a century grew up with this role model. The thought that he could be a superman if only to wear a T shirt with the Shield illustrated on it – with a certain such self assurance; surely all of his peers would take note. Superman ties are a natural. An ever lasting impression became realized when Clark Kent would tear his necktie and shirt off revealing his caped uniform and the Superman Shield, ready to save the day.
An American cultural icon, Superman, the world’s first comic book super hero was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-American artist Joe Shuster in 1932. At first Superman was visioned as a comic strip, however in 1938 Superman was published in the comic book format. They sold their super hero to Detective Comics in 1938, later called D.C. Comics. The character first appeared in a comic book called Action Comics the summer of 1938 and in 1939 under the name Superman. The success and wide popularity of Superman resulted in radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper comics, and video games.
|Superman and Lois Lane|
He works inconspicuously as a newspaper reporter, for the Daily Planet, with fellow reporter Lois Lane who becomes his romantic counter-part as both Superman and Clark Kent. The paper’s photographer, Jimmy Olsen becomes Kent’s friend and along with Lois they both are entwined in plots of good against evil scenarios that include Superman rescuing them. To conceal his real identity Clark Kent must somehow mysteriously become absent so he can become Superman. The transformation is accomplished by privately - removing his suit, shirt and necktie often in telephone booth, revealing his bright red, blue and yellow capped outfit with a big “S” shield emblazoned across his chest. Without haste he leaps into flight in order to defend freedom, justice and the American way.
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|George Reeves as Clark Kent|
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