Back before the DCU movies, I used to really like Superman. He was a guy who was comfortable in his own tights, and knew not only who he was but what he needed to do. He understood that his
powers and fame imposed a sort of 'noblesse oblige' on him, an 'obligation surhumaine' if you will.
This vintage poster sums up everything that was right about the character in the past -- and what the people to whom his legacy has been entrusted don't understand at all.
Anyway, that's the Superman I loved. Confident enough to wear his red panties on the outside. Strong enough to hold core values on the inside.