Yep. And to change into Superman, we got him running towards the camera, opening his shirt to reveal the “S”. So we got visual quotes of both of his iconic cinematic transformation sequences.
In addition to that, as noted upthread, we got the holding up the car from the cover of Action Comics. Were there any other iconic visual quotes?
In dialogue, of course we got Lois Lane, and Perry White, and The Daily Planet. We also got shout-outs for Steve Lombard and Jimmy Olsen (I was a little disappointed no one mentioned Cat Grant). Were there any other shoutouts?
The white supremacist arsonist sort of referenced the “Superman Smashes the Klan” storyline. In the recent comics limited series which re-imagines the storyline (which I cannot recommend highly enough), Superman has run-in a very similar villain early on in the story.
Were there any other iconic storylines or characters referenced?