Superheroes and formidable adversaries from Marvel and DC incredibly dominate the comic world. But surprisingly, David Corenswet, who’s set to play the Man of Steel in the upcoming Superman recently revealed that his most adored comic book does not originate from these two epic rivals.

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David Corenswet in The Politician

Since Corenswet is playing Superman, most enthusiasts might think his most beloved comic book must be from Marvel or DC. However, the actor proved exceptional and shared that Bill Waterson’s Calvin and Hobbes are his favorite comic books. Yes, you read it right! The Superman actor was intrigued by the creation of the cartoonist and how the comic books perfectly blend humor and depth in the stories.

David Corenswet Reveals His Favorite Comic Book: Neither DC Nor Marvel

David Corenswet is the new Superman in James Gunn‘s revamped DCU and is undeniably an interesting actor. The filmmaker wanted to cast a young actor to play the titular role, and Corenswet literally turned out to be the best choice. From his looks to his height, the Twisters star’s personality aligns with Superman. Fans’ excitement and anticipation for Gunn’s new take on Superman is off the charts since it has been disclosed that the upcoming movie is diverging from the traditional origin formula.

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David Corenswet
David Corenswet

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Now that everyone knows about Corenswet’s casting in Superman, the actor has shared another notable aspect that would astonish many fans. According to, the Pearl star was asked to disclose his favorite comic book, and if you think it’s Marvel or DC, then stop thinking. David Corenswet stated that the comic books that compelled him the most are Calvin and Hobbes carted by Bill Waterson. He said:

“I read Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic book. It’s playful and fun-loving and also deeply existential and poetic.”

Corenswet explained his profound love for Calvin and Hobbes, based on a six-year-old lad Calvin, and his tiger Hobbes. For the little boy, Hobbes isn’t a stuffed toy but his confidant who always accompanies him. The actor added:

“They won’t shy away from tough subjects. They deal with it, and they’re like, Yeah You know, those things happen, and they’re sad and yeah.”

Calvin and Hobbes fascinated David Corenswet not only for its wit and humor but also because the comic strip remains relevant to the present day. Calvin had meaningful conversations with his anthropomorphic friend which allows readers to delve into deeper thinking. The comic books were distributed from 1985 to 1995 leaving a lasting impact on the American culture.

What is Superman Actor David Corenswet’s Irreplaceable Treasure?

Now this is another prominent detail about David Corenswet that many fans might want to know about. Most celebrities have a prized possession that they can never think of losing. Similarly, for the Superman actor, his most adored possession is a “New York subway token”.

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David Corenswet in Hollywood

For Corenswet, it’s not just a token he wore all the time, but his good luck car from the 1980s that his father wore when he was an actor. The actor said:

“The only thing, the only piece of, it’s not really jewelry, but the only thing I wear is a New York subway token from the 1980s. Which my dad would have carried in his pocket when he was an actor in New York. And so that was his good luck charm and now it’s kind of my good luck charm.”

This means that David Corenswet can never lose his token, because it serves him as a lucky charm. Apart from the actor’s conversation about his favorite things, the cameras for Superman have begun to roll on the Man of Steel’s birthday, and with that James Gunn also shared a glimpse of Supehero’s suit via his Instagram account.

Superman comes out on July 11, 2025.

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