Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 03:29 am
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
When the Royal Canadian Mint first introduced the silver Superman coins in 2011, fans rushed to get theirs. It was clear that the Mint had made a good choice. But what makes superman coins so popular? Much of the attraction lies in the appeal of the Man of Steel himself.
Superman Shows Us Who We Want to Be
As a superhero, Superman appeals to the best in humanity. This is the core reason behind his popularity. His selfless acts represent the deep desires of people to do good and to prevent evil. That’s right, when it comes right down to it, most people are good. And Superman touches that earth-saving part of our consciousness.
His relationships with the earthlings in his stories as well as other superheroes also help to make him an iconic character. Superman is protective of his human friends on planet Earth. Chief among them are on and off again love interest Lois Lane and his good friend Jimmy Olsen. This endears him to fans as it makes us all feel like we could be friends with this iconic hero.
His collaboration with other superheroes also endears him to the public. He guides and supports the heroes, especially those in the Justice League and appears almost like a father to them. But his relationship with another powerful personality among superheroes, Batman, is perhaps a key factor in his appeal to fans around the world. Batman and Superman are distinct in their heroic methods and this sometimes creates a conflict even though the two must often work together. The fact that Superman constantly tries to find balance and a peaceful route to collaboration places him in high esteem in many circles.
Superman has Remained Relevant
Superman is timeless. He came on the comic scene eighty years ago he immediately gained a following among fans. At that time he had limited powers as he couldn’t fly yet. He was only able to leap over great distances. His other two powers were super strength and super speed.
But as time went on, Superman’s character seemed just a little too perfect or super to remain relevant. He developed other powers such as the ability to fly, shoot ice from his eyes, see over great distances and mind-controlling abilities. This was in addition to an increase in the capacity of his three pre-existing powers.
These new powers made it difficult for scriptwriters to find villains that could challenge the Man of Steel and provide material for entertaining storylines. In other words, Superman had become ‘too super’ for the entertainment scene.
Did he disappear into oblivion because of this? No. Instead he adapted to remain relevant. Superman lost a few of his powers and developed some new vulnerabilities. This allowed scriptwriters more freedom to create anti-Superman villains and situations that would challenge the Kryptonian hero.
Superman Gave Birth to a host of Other Superheroes
Superman is pretty much the mold from which other superheroes were created. If you look closely, you’ll see a little bit of Superman in every superhero that has been created since. And if the character does not directly reflect traits of Superman, then he/she will probably be a creation intentionally designed to be distinct from a Superman type character. Either way, Superman would have played a role in influencing the character’s creation.
How This Impacts Superman Coins
Superman Coins encapsulate the greatness of the character and allows you to hold it in the palm of your hands. When the Royal Canadian Mint decided to capture the essence of Superman in coin form, they were right on the mark. They tapped a market that was waiting to be found and the results were astonishing. The coins have remained popular among coin collectors and comic fans and trends indicate that they will remain so for the foreseeable future.