If you date his birth to Action Comics No. 1, then Superman turns 75 this year. (His dog, you may recall, is only 58.) And for the occasion, DC Comics has produced a short by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, which packs his voluminous history into two minutes.
If you don’t catch all the references, check out the 75 annotations on the DC website.
TODAY IN SLATE
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It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?