Of the major anniversaries celebrated this year around the world, one in popular media that may have slipped under the radar a little more than others due to the less significant number is comic book icon Superman, though the passing of its 75th year in 2013 was naturally not one that has been missed either, with the brand’s comic publishers DC Comics leading the way in the celebrations.
The 75th year since Superman’s first comic book release in 1938 has marked with a number of items, including an official logo for the occasion (pictured) and DC Comics releasing a short video celebrating the legacy of one of the world’s best-known fictional characters.
The two-minute clip, released on YouTube on 15 October, features an animated coming-together of all versions of Superman seen over the years in different forms of media, with supporting characters and key storylines also referenced in the no-dialogue film.
The official video description reads: “From the creative minds of Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year’s Man of Steel…all in two minutes!”
The video from DC Comics can be seen below. There are no birds included, and only a few seconds of planes, which means as always it is all about the third option: