Watch Our ‘Man of Steel’ Google Hangout: How Has Superman Stayed Relevant for 75 Years?

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Superman has arguably had more reinventions than Madonna. First and foremost, he was a comic book god, an immortal alien from another world… even if he initially could only leap really high — not fly — when he made his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Then he made the jump to movie serials, TV, and finally 1978’s Superman: The Movie, with Christopher Reeve donning the iconic S. That film kicked off what we know as superhero filmmaking, even if it looks and feels very, very different than the kind of Spandexed storytelling that dominates tentpole movies this summer — including Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan’s dark, gritty reimagining of the character, Man of Steel, in which Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent.

Superman fan Aaron Goins (@avgoins), and my co-host Eric Geller (@ericgeller) of The Force.Net (@TheForceNet), will join me, your host Christian Blauvelt (@Ctblauvelt), at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT in our Get Thee to the Geek Google Hangout to discuss the different incarnations of the character and how Superman’s creators have — or haven’t — succeeded in continuing to make him relevant through the decades. Tweet your questions for us using the hashtag #GTTTG, and you can watch the live stream of the Hangout below. See you then!

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Editor/Interactive Content Director Christian Blauvelt is Hollywood.com’s expert for all things geek. Can’t tell the difference between a Kowakian monkey lizard and a Krayt dragon? Don’t know whether to order a raktajino or a Romulan Ale from your Ferengi barman? He’s your geek! This knowledge was acquired over many years of rigorous training during his youth on the swamp planet St. Petersburg, FL. Think of him like Channing Tatum in Magic Mike but with entertainment journalism in place of the custom furniture ambitions and minus the washboard abs. A stint on the ice planet Hoth (Northwestern University) finally led to him coming to Coruscant (New York City), where he helps share his knowledge with you all. He will desperately try to avoid puns like, "Set phasers for phun!"

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