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Both were avid readers of Amazing Stories and other pulp magazines and shared an interest in science fiction. They were also fans of the newspaper comic strips featuring Tarzan, the African jungle king, and Buck Rogers, a twenty-fifth-century adventurer. The two friends worked closely together on the Glenville student newspaper, where Shuster drew cartoons and Siegel wrote humorous stories. Away from school, they toyed with the idea of creating their own comic strip featuring a hero with super powers.

The only mystery remaining is how the people of Earth will eventually outsmart the aliens (which they do). “The Truth Is Out There” Not all alien threats hover overhead in gravity-defying warships. As FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully discover in the long-running TV series The X-Files, the aliens often walk among us and, furthermore, the 30 US government knows about them and carefully guards the secret of their presence. The series, which debuted on American TV in 1992, described the adventures of the two FBI agents assigned to a category of cases known as the X-Files—unsolved mysteries involving paranormal activity.

As he grows older, Clark Kent learns he possesses Kal-El’s ship had landed superhuman powers—super strength, on the war-torn planet X-ray vision, invulnerability, and the Apokolips. In the story power to fly—and vows to use his Kal-El uses his super gifts to fight crime and otherwise help powers to obliterate his humankind. He assumes the role of enemies. Superman. Actually, Superman was not born on Krypton but in Cleveland, Ohio. That is where two friends, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, conceived the character in 1933.

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