Superman was a comics superhero who debuted in Action Comics #1 in June, 1938. He was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.
Superman was the superhero identity of Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet in the fictional city of Metropolis. Superman was frequently embroiled in adventures that pitted him against evil deeds.
More often than not, Superman saved Daily Planet reporter (and potential love interest) Lois Lane from mortal peril. Lois, however, had no idea of Superman's double identity, and regarded his meek Clark Kent persona with a certain degree of disdain.
Superman wore a blue and red jumpsuit with a giant red letter S (which was itself within a yellow shield) on his chest. He also donned a red cape that had a similar S logo of its own. As Clark Kent, he wore a regular suit, glasses, and fedora.
In 1939, Roy Middleton played Superman at the World's Fair.