The Greek myths are filled with materialistic and egotistic human foibles, the Chinese myths of bottled ethics and etiquettes, the American consists of technology, consumerism, righteousness, and the pure Good vs Evil. The preoccupation of righteousness of the Americans is instilled since young.
Superman (born 1938), the unique and ultimate symbol of American invincibility and righteousness. According to Superman's story line, he is a orphan from outer space. Nevertheless, his looks and mannerism are all-American -- blue eyes, burly, headstrong, and full of justice.
If your way is the French way, or Chinese way, or Arabic way, you better watch out.
Christopher Reeve and his wife Data Reeve seems to be great people. Unfortunately, they both suffered tragedy and died young, around ~2005.