Comparing the Man of Steel and Marlin Steel, here is a "tale of the tape" (We use more than a tape measure these days; our equipment measures in microns -- a millionth of a meter -- but you get the picture):
Superman: Able to bend steel with his bare hands.
Marlin Steel: Able to bend steel 20,000 times an hour (with help from industrial robots.)
SM: Mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper.
MS: Not-so-mild mannered, ISO quality-obsessed manufacturer in a great metropolitan city, in fact one of the 100 fastest growing inner-city companies in America (Named to "Inner City 100" by Cambridge-based Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.)
SM: X-ray vision
MS: Simply visionary. Leading U.S. manufacturing comeback as 162nd fastest growing private manufacturer in U.S. (Inc. 5000 list)
SM: Faster than a speeding locomotive
MS: Faster than if you tried to get the same job done in China or Germany.
SM: Able to lift several cars at once
MS: Able to punch sheet metal with force of 66 cars (132 tons) with fastest metal press in the world.
SM: Able to pierce steel
MS: Able to cut steel 0.6” thick with state-of-art sheet metal laser.
SM: Able to circle the globe
MS: Able to circle the globe exporting material handling containers to customers in 36 countries around the world.
SM: Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
MS: Our leaping still needs some work.
SM: Stopped by Kryptonite.