Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!”Well, of course Superman could hurdle skyscrapers. But by the time that the one true Superman finally hit newsstands in Action Comics #1, all the essential elements of his powerset were in place. First was Fleischer Studios – famous for fellow strongman and Superman influence Popeye – in the inaugural of their animated shorts, titled Superman (a.k.a. It wouldn’t be until 1943 that he was depicted unequivocally flying on the comics page.” The 1943 dating is in reference to Action Comics #65. Up in the sky!”Still, for the majority of his eighty plus years as a strange visitor on our planet, Superman has been able to fly.