"Imaginative writers try sometimes to picture this next step--the 'Superman' as they call him"

The term "Superman" predates the creation of the DC Comics character still popular in graphic novels and movies. According to Britannica, "'Superman' is a term significantly used by Friedrich Nietzsche, particularly in Also sprach Zarathustra (1883–85), although it had been employed by J.W. von Goethe and others. This superior man would not be a product of long evolution; rather, he would emerge when any man with superior potential completely masters himself and strikes off conventional Christian 'herd morality' to create his own values, which are completely rooted in life on this earth."