It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Positive Symbol of American Power!
Rarely an Agent of the Government, Superman Defended the 'American Way' Through Simple Decency and Acts of Charity
I can’t really remember when I first encountered Superman. It might have been through the 1950s television series The Adventures of Superman, or it might have been in a Superman comic book—not an American comic book, but a black and white reprint, by the Australian publisher K. G. Murray.
Growing up in Australia, I learned the basic stories of American history from the pages of these Superman comics. I read about the Boston Tea Party; Nathan Hale’s patriotism; Washington crossing …