When Superman first appeared, he was built like strongmen of the era, adopting a Jack LaLanne-body type until the 1960s, said DC editor Mike Carlin. But ever since the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carlin said, society has a different body ideal. Today's Superman is a more bulky, pumped-up character. "I do think that he's become more chiseled, and more hyperbolically representative of what a human looks like," Carlin said.
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