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“It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… Um, You Know, That Big Blue Cheese Guy!”

superman-it-tickles23 Nicknames Given to Superman Over the Years

When you’ve been in the business for 76 years, people tend to come up with all kinds of fun nicknames for you. That’s especially true in the comics business, where writers (many of whom came up with some pretty interesting names for themselves in the early days) are obsessed with names.

Below are 23 names that I’ve noticed over the years, from Superman’s early days roughing up wife-beaters and crooked mine owners to today’s more modern times.

Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know.

1. Action Ace

2. Big Blue

3. Big Blue Boy Scout

4. Big Blue Cheese (I’m not sure if this came before or after Captain Marvel’s nickname “Big Red Cheese” started making the rounds) 

5. Citizen Fix-It

6. Champion of Democracy

7. Champion of Justice

8. Champion of the Oppressed

9. Champion of the Underdog

10. Colossus of Krypton

11. King of Speed

12. Last Son of Krypton

13. Man of Might

14. The Man of Steel

15. The Man of Tomorrow

16. The Metropolis Kid

17. The Metropolis Marvel

18. Smallville (best employed by Dana Delaney’s Lois Lane in the 1996 animated series) 

19. Strange Visitor

20. Supes

21. Wonder Worker

22. World’s Mightiest Hero

23. World’s Mightiest Citizen