Monday, February 29, 2016

Today is Superman's Birthday: Feb 29th (but not Clark Kent's)

Being a big superhero fan, it's important to know that according to DC comics, today, February 29th is

considered Superman's birthday!

Comics of the 1960s through 1980s describe Superman's birthday as February 29.Superman’s official birthday was established in the Silver Age when editor Julie Schwartz declared that Superman’s birthday was on February 29th in a number of letter pages.

Of course, there have been several months tossed around.Action Comics #149 (Oct. 1950) gives October as Superman's birthdate but that never took.

June 18th, however is considered Clark Kent's birthday for a couple of reasons. One is that Superman/Clark Kent first appeared in ACTION COMICS #1 in June 1938 (created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) and June 18th (the date of the issue I believe) is seen as the day that the Kents (Jon and Martha) found baby Kal-El's rocketship and adopted him. The first mention of Superman recognizing his Earth birthday was in ACTION COMICS #241 in 1958. SUPERMAN #263 (1973) puts Clark’s birthday on June 18th.
  Of course, giving Clark a birthdate in June and Superman a birthday in February helps distance the two and keep his identity secret!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next