Superman and Superboy represent a lot of things to a lot of people. There is, of course, truth, justice and the American way, but it goes beyond clichés. Kal-El and his youthful counterparts are enduring inspirations.

The last son of Krypton was created in 1933 by then-high school students Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster before being sold to DC in 1938. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1, and his success on the page brought him to various other forms of media over the years. Superman not only became one of the flagships DC heroes, but also established the superhero archetype as we know it today.

Kal-El is at his best when he's not just contending with villainy, but concerning himself with the safety of innocents caught in the crossfire. Superman is not a wrecking ball; he cares about the world around him.

Superman has power that in theory places him above everyone else, but it's his focus on the fates of others that draws fans to cosplay as Superman and Superboy. We’ve gathered a collection of images of fantastic fans that do the majestic red and blue proud. In every form and in every fashion, these cosplayers bring the Kryptonian heroes to life in every photoshoot and convention appearance. These are the best Superman and Superboy cosplays.


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