Superman is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in publications by DC Comics, widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and ...

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How do we know the Flash is faster than Superman?

I have heard from many people that the Flash is faster than Superman. But how do we know this? Can you give me the comic issue/continuity and the basic plot summary?
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Why is superman still bruised at the end of the dark knight returns?

After the battle between Superman and Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, Superman goes to Batman's funeral. However, Superman still has his face all bruised. We have seen that Superman regenerates ...
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Can Kryptonite affect Superman's mind?

I was watching Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Lex Luthor framed Superman for killing Metallo by stating that the gigantic asteroid made of kryptonite that was approaching Earth, was affecting ...
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Why doesn't Superman lose his powers at night? [duplicate]

I'm sure there are storylines in the comics and/or Smallville TV series where Clark's powers are grossly affected - sometimes weaker, sometimes stronger - due to events such as eclipses, sunspots, ...
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Can Superman see in the dark?

We hear all about how Superman has "super vision," which apparently includes microscopic vision, long-distance vision, X-ray vision, etc. But can Superman see in the dark? That is to say, could he ...
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How intelligent is Beppo, the supermonkey?

Krypto is said to be as intelligent as an average human being. Does that suggest Beppo is a genius? That would make him one of the greatest heroes (or villains, if he ever goes evil) on Earth.
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How can Superman be so weakened by Kryptonian air

In the recent movie Man of Steel, we can see Kal-El beeing weakened down by Kryptonian atmosphere.. there isn't any question about a red sun or Kryptonite.. he got weakened by the air breathing on his ...
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How many Kryptonians survived the destruction of Krypton?

Superman is often touted as the "Last Son of Krypton," but that's just all the way not true. (Unless they mean "Final Son of Krypton," as in the last child to be born on the planet, which is an ...
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What Superbaby adventures are there?

When I was a child (around 30+ years back) I read a comic or two about Superbaby. I never found more stories/adventures of Superbaby. Is there a significant number of comics about Superbaby? If there ...
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How does Superman avoid deafening everyone with his sonic booms?

I recently read that military jets don't normally go supersonic over land because their sonic booms would cause disruption, which I didn't know. It got me thinking about how fast Superman goes. He'd ...
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Are Kryptonians affected by Kryptonite if Earth's sun turns red?

Kryptonians get their power from Earth's yellow sun, however when they are on a planet that has a red sun, they are essentially human. Kryptonite was irradiated by Krypton's explosion, it's not ...
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Are there any comics where Superman is influenced by several types of Kryptonite in the same time?

I've seen and know some types of Kryptonite and know what its effects are, but is there something canon (or even non-canon) that shows what effects can happen when various different types of ...
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Where do we get the idea that Superman changes in phone booths?

I have heard many references to the fact that Clark Kent will enter a phone booth and change into Superman. But, in all my experience with the Superman comics, I have yet to see this take place even ...
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How do Superman and Lois Lane leave the North Pole?

In Superman 2, how do Superman and Lois Lane make it back from the North Pole after Superman removes his powers in that 'power removal machine'? A few minutes after this scene, Clark and Lois are ...
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Who is the huge soldier among Zod's retinue in Man of Steel?

In Man of Steel, when Zod attacks the Council, we get a glimpse on some of his soldiers. One of them, seems to be a physically huge guy (I don't think it is a matter of perspective in the screen) ...
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Why is General Zod more powerful than Jor-El in “Man of Steel”?

In the movie Man of Steel, General Zod is shown as being more powerful than Jor-El, father of Superman. Why is General Zod more powerful than Jor-El in Man of Steel?
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In story, how did Clark destroy the truck in Man of Steel without being caught?

On January 12, 2012, we received one of our first glimpses of an intriguing visual from the set of Man of Steel. It was one of the first released materials and likely earlier in production. In the ...
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In Man of Steel: where did the codex come from?

In the movie, the codex appears to be an old skull, and it doesn't look like it's from a homo-sapient like creature. So, where did it come from? Why a skull? Is there any canon information about it?
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Did Kryptonians in Man of Steel know they were doomed when they imprisoned Zod?

In Man of Steel: After: So, when they do this, did they know that it was "pointless" because the planet would be destroyed and still did it (in accordance to their laws and traditions, to ...
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Superman time-travels to red Sun age

I have a rather vague recollection of this comic book. I believe I read this in early 70's. Superman time-travels back to the time when the Sun is a red star. The Earth is (rather strangely) inhabited ...
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Is this written in Kryptonian?

I spotted this in my local book store and it piqued my curiosity. It is part of the cover of The Superman Files, ISBN: 9781449447151. I can't find any where that explains the text on the cover. ...
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Batman: The Dark Knight returns part 2 - Superman draining the life force [duplicate]

After taking care of the nuke he looked... old and (or) decaying, then superman did something and got his strength back up. What did he do, does he normally have this power? This is the first time I ...
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Who’s the child with the soldiers in Man of Steel?

In the scene where Clark surrenders to the Kryptonians, among the soldiers behind him is a child in military armour. Does anyone know who that is?
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In which comic issue was Superman ruler of hell?

The Wikipedia page for Lucifer (DC Comics) has the following to say: Two angels, several demons, a human, and briefly Superman have taken his place as ruler of Hell... This is, I believe, after ...
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How would Red Kryptonite affect an evil Kryptonian

Red Kryptonite brings out the rebellious and immoral personality of Kryptonians and rids them of their inhibitions. However, how would the Red rock affect a Kryptonian like Zod, who was already ...
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Can Aquaman's trident cut through Superman's flesh?

Zack Snyder sort of intervened in a radio show stating the following: [...] The cool thing is, with Aquaman his trident (people don't realize this) that could cut the flesh of Superman, if they ...
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Is Batman's Kryptonite ring enough to stop Superman if he ever went rogue?

It's well-known that Superman has entrusted Batman with a Kryptonite ring, in case if he ever went rogue. He even believes that he's entrusting his life to Batman, as can be seen in the scan below ...
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Why are the lights still on in Metropolis in Man of Steel?

While Zod and Superman are duking it out across Metropolis, you see them destroying building after building. What surprises me is that the lights are on in all of the buildings. You'd think that ...
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Does Clark Kent need to get a new shirt every time he turns into Superman? [duplicate]

I was recently watching an episode of Smallville where Clark rips open his shirt and a button pinged off a wall. Besides making me laugh, it made me think: shirts don't open that easily without the ...
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Green Lantern Corps and Krypton

I was wondering if the issue of "why the Green Lantern Corps did not do anything to save Krypton" has come up in the DC Universe. I don't really know enough about the Green Lantern mythology to know ...
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Superman withstanding the vacuum of space?

Superman is often seen floating or flying near Earth's orbit or in outer space. What type of physiology would Superman or any humanoid life-form require to be able to withstand the vacuum of space? ...
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Is Starfire’s race related to Superman’s?

Starfire is from the planet Tameran. She looks humanoid, has the ability to fly, has super-strength and shoots energy beams out of her eyes. Superman is from Krypton and has many of the same ...
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Death of Superman: what is Supergirl?

I recently borrowed the collected Death of Superman from a friend. When Doomsday punches Supergirl in the face, she sort of melts (in the panel with the punch) and then takes on a wholly non-human ...
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Weird Superman time travel

Superman flew around the Earth until it span in the opposite direction, which (of course) causes it to travel backwards in time. If he continued flying faster for a longer period of time could he ...
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Has Superman ever been this violent? [duplicate]

Having just watched "Man of Steel", I have to wonder about the darker side of the movie. I've never heard of an instance before where Is there any other reference of this in canon?
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Why are Superman and Batman against each other? [closed]

I've heard lots about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. But I don't understand why they're fighting against each other. They're both superheroes, trying to fight for the good of humankind, ...
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Identify the source of this Superman video

From which TV ...
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Was General Swanwick & the army aware of Superman's powers (Man of Steel)

In the scene where Clark and Lois are conversing in the interrogation room: Clark reveals that he can in fact see a squad of soldiers in the next room, preparing a tranquilizing agent to subdue him, ...
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In “Lois & Clark” pilot, why does Clark Kent wear glasses?

In the "Lois & Clark" pilot, Clark arrives in Metropolis, looking for a job and adventure. He wants to help people with his abilities, but does not yet have the idea of adopting a "super" alter ...
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When has the daily planet's sculpture fallen? [closed]

When and how many times has the Daily Planet's building's statue at the top has fallen and catched by superman?
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How does Superman conceal his identity with just a pair of glasses? [duplicate]

Almost every other superheroes have a mask or a hood to hide their identity secret. But all Clark Kent uses is a pair of glasses. Is that enough to hide the identity? What is the logic behind this?
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Did Clark's (Kal El's) glasses increase the power of his heat vision?

In Superman II Lois jumps into the Niagara River to test her theory that Clark is actually Superman. Clark uses heat vision to break a branch off of a tree in hopes that Lois can use it as a life ...
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Could Superman really fly? [duplicate]

In the early Action and Superman volumes, Superman is described as "Leaping over skyscrapers", and similar such terms. He is also portrayed as running from place to place, which begs the question, if ...
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Can Superman die from massive blood loss?

Can Superman lacerate himself? If so, could he die from massive blood loss?
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Is there a difference between Superman’s Gotham City and Batman’s? [closed]

Is there any difference between Batman's Gotham City and Superman's Gotham City?What happens if they make a movie in which both appear together? Which city will they show? E.g. in Justice League.
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How did Superman play the “disappearing” game as a kid?

In Superman II, during the final battle between Superman, Zod, Ursa and Non (in the Fortress of Solitude), there was a part where they were disappearing and reappearing as false images (like ...
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Did the World Engine from ‘Man of Steel’ appear in Superman comic books?

Was the concept of a World Engine in "Man of Steel" derived from the Superman comics or invented just for the movie? This article http://dccinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/World_Engine does not ...
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Superman/Supergirl in ancient Rome/Germany?

I recently found this image online, and I would LOVE to know what comic it is from. I am a huge ancient Rome fan, and this looks like a very intriguing scene. Especially because, at least the way ...
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When Lex Luthor ran for president, who did the man on the street think it was?

Background Lex Luthor was presumed dead in Action Comics #660. He re-emerged as his son Lex Luthor II (Cameos in Action Comics #670 and properly revealed in Action Comics #672 - "All This and Lex ...
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Why did Marlon Brando want the “S” to be the symbol of the “House of El”?

This is a follow on from a prior question, to get some details on the "S" symbol. Prior to the 1978 Superman movie the "S" Symbol had no fixed source. However, it is stated that 'it was Marlon ...