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Staying power

Since 1938, Superman has been capturing bad guys, and our imaginations

By Michael K. Hardy
Globe Correspondent / June 26, 2006

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He's been name-checked by everyone from R.E.M. to Eminem. Shaquille O'Neal has the famous S logo tattooed on his left arm. Jerry Seinfeld's obsession with the Man of Steel was a running gag on his series. Actor Nicolas Cage even named his son Kal-El, which hard-core fans know is Clark Kent's birth name. (Full article: 1047 words)

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