2018 is an iconic year for Superman, as the character made its debut in the pages of Action Comics #1 eight decades ago. DC Comics celebrated that milestone by releasing Action Comics #1000 this week, and a lot of fans have been honoring the Kryptonian hero as a result. This includes Henry Cavill, who’s been playing Superman on the big screen since 2013’s Man of Steel, and you can read the words of praise he wrote for the character below.
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For 80 years he has been saving our tails and indeed perhaps our souls. Inspiring us to be greater than we thought ourselves able. He's certainly changed me, given me hope, allowed me space to push myself beyond the limits of my patience. Truly, what would a world be without Superman? He paved the way for all of our favourite heroes even if he's not yours personally. A huuuuge thank you to the incredibly talented artists and writers over the years who have given us so much. Within us, Superman will now live no matter how old he gets. Happy Birthday my friend. Art credit: Eddie Liu #Superman #Superman80 #HappyBirthday #ActionComics1000 #DCComics
The three films he’s appeared in have garnered a mixed response, however, most would agree that Cavill has done a remarkable job thus far. Based on Cavill’s Instagram post, it certainly sounds like Superman is more than just a character he plays in movies; he’s also helped the actor to grow mentally. It’s really pleasing to see that he’s as big of a fan as the rest of us.