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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Does lead paint block Superman's X-Ray Vision?

It's well known that Superman's X-Ray Vision can see through solid objects, except for lead, similar to real-world x-rays. Would lead paint prevent Superman's X-Ray Vision from working? It's not solid ...
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Why doesn't Superman check every lead mine to find Batman?

I've been reading the Injustice series (of course from Year 1). If I read them correctly, Batman have gone underground for 5 years without being able to be tracked by Superman. How? By hiding in ...
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Superman “Kryptonian” traits vs powers

I was wondering. Most of Superman's powers are a result of his exposure to a yellow sun and get negated when he is exposed to Kryptonite. Are there any Kryptonian traits that are superhuman in any ...
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Is Superman a murderer in Superman II?

I recently watched the extended version of Superman II. I hadn’t watched it since I was a child, so I didn’t really remember it in detail. After watching it, I was genuinely surprised. After ...
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Have we ever seen a Kryptonian simultaneously affected by more than one variety of Kryptonite? [duplicate]

I'm working on a fan theory, and I'm curious if in any iteration of various Kryptonians we have seen one affected by, say, red and green kryptonite at the same time. This doesn't have to be any ...
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Has Superman ever said, “Ouch!”?

I was playing with my son and when Superman got knocked off a castle I had him say, "Ouch!" Then I realized, he probably never says ouch. But, I thought maybe there's a chance that he had! Has ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Superman Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen (any version of) Superman travel? In an 80s Annual I have (http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman_Annual_%28UK%29_Vol_1_31) there is a story called "The Key That ...
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Who created the iconic Superman phrase 'truth, justice, and the American way'?

Interestingly the term is entirely missing from Superman's wiki-page. I was wondering who coined this famous phrase?
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“First I bring you Christmas greetings; afterwards I give you beatings!”

My dad remembers these immortal words being spoken by Bizarro in a Superman comic book from the 1960s, probably between 1962 and 1967. Bizarro Superman was saying it to his Bizarro family, probably ...
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Identify a story in which Superman marries a witch

I vaguely recall the following: The comic was from the 1970's (could even be the 1960's) silver age type It was a 'what if/untold story' type scenario Superman falls in love with a girl get ...
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Has Superman ever dominated over other metahumans?

In the game "Injustice - Gods Among Us", an alternate-universe Superman dominated over Earth and installed a dictatorship very much Stalin-like. It showed that he had got the support from some ...
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Has Superman ever gotten sick?

The Man of Steel has many well-documented super abilities as we all know. Discounting any effect by Kryptonite, has Superman ever gotten ill? I'd prefer comic depictions, but any format will do. ...
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Has Superman ever had an army?

I was wondering why in the new Batman V Superman trailers when Batman is fighting soldiers dressed in all black in the desert, why do they all appear to have a Superman logo on their shoulders? Having ...
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Is it ever explained how the Kents deal with a super-baby?

I have seem plenty of questions and posts about how could Superman (with all his powers) deal with XYZ, more or less having his Superpowers in the way of everyday routine for a normal human. ...
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Are all Kryptonian objects “super” under a yellow sun?

Superman's original cape made from his swaddling blanket is indestructible. Are other Kryptonian artifacts, materials, substances or products of similar super durability? Or, are only certain ...
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Is Green Lantern faster than Flash and Superman?

I am having a dilemma... Flash and Superman are supposed to be fastest superheros in DC universe but I think Green Lantern should be faster than them, and I mean a lot faster. I did some digging and ...
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When did the original Batman comic series end?

We know that it started in 1939, and presumably ended somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s, but on which exact date and which exact chapter/issue of the comic series? By "original", I refer to when the ...
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Did Lana's ancestors migrate to America because it was the will of Isobel?

In the third Season of Smallville, Lana turns out to be descended from a Witch, Margaret Isobel Thoreaux, whose spirit takes over Lana's body. At first it is unclear to Isobel why she ended up in ...
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Are there conditions to Superman's appearances in Supergirl?

Related: In the 2015 Supergirl pilot, why do they avoid saying "Superman"? Superman's appearances in Supergirl so far have been fleeting. As far as I can tell, his face hasn't been shown. ...
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Superman in Axis WWII Germany

I'm trying to think of a short story about a superhero who fought for Germany during WWII. The Nazis lose the war and he is under house arrest afterward. He is being interviewed by an American soldier ...
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Superman throwing the S!

Was this an original comic book power of Superman or Fortress defence... or was this completely made up by the director Richard Lester? There's quite a few sites which talks about this, probably the ...
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Why doesn't Astra, a Kryptonian, know what Kryptonite is?

Near the end of Episode 2 of Supergirl, Astra (a Kryptonian) says to Henshaw that humans have no weapons that can harm her, and then Henshaw surprises her by stabbing her with a blade of Kryptonite. ...
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Has someone ever mentioned the resemblance between Clark Kent and Superman?

One of the usual jokes around Superman is that people never figure out that Clark Kent is Superman, though his "disguise" consists of just wearing glasses and a costume. Depending on the version, this ...
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What does Superman's black symbol mean in Kingdom Come?

In the Kingdom Come miniseries, does Superman's black symbol mean anything?
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DC Comics Special: Girls of Superman and Lois Lane

DC published a one-shot comics sometime around 2003-2004. In this issue, it featured many female superheroes, all of whom were the children of Clark Kent( Superman) and Lois Lane. Please help me ...
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Identify Superman novel: journey into space with Lex Luthor

The novel revealed Superman to be brilliant. Lex lost his hair in a science accident. Lex journeyed into space in a spaceship whilst Superman flew beside him.
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When was Superman's backstory and the fate of his parents revealed?

I was pondering the issue of why so many superheroes are orphans, which led me to consider who was first identified as an orphan and when. Although Batman was probably hot on Superman's heels, I ...
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Do any members of the Legion of Super-Pets have Kryptonian capes?

In some versions of Superman, Superman actually has many capes. Those made with Earth-based materials are destructible, and are the ones we usually see torn and bullet-ridden. However, his original ...
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How strong would Clark have to be to lift the school bus out of the water?

How much additional weight would the water have added to the bus and how much strength would be needed to lift the bus out of the water in the way that he did?
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What happened to Lady Dracula in Superman?

In Superman #180, Superman defeats Count Rominoff (Dracula) and his schemes. However, at the end we see that his wife (Countess Dracula) remains on their château. What happens to her? Has she ...
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In which comic-book issues did Hal Jordan's Coast City get destroyed?

I recently read 'Emerald Twilight' (Green Lantern vol. 3 #48-50) When the story starts, Coast City is a hole in the Ground. How did that happen? I tried to read the previous GL issues (#46-47), but ...
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Did Einstein ever lead the Kents to Kal-El in the comics?

In the Elliot S. Maggin novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton, an aging Albert Einstein was contacted by a drone that preceded baby Kal-El's ship to Earth. The drone spoke in Jor-El's voice, told ...
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Why would Superman tell everyone that he was vulnerable to kryptonite and in effect how to beat him?

From a tactical and realistic sense, this is a very stupid and foolhardy thing to do. Almost every time Sups has been in trouble or defeated by a bad guy they were just following his advise and used ...
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How would kryptonite affect a Kryptonian on Krypton? [duplicate]

How would kryptonite affect a Kryptonian on Krypton? I understand it affects Superman on earth as he is a more powerful being in a yellow sun planet and it makes him weaker to a point that all his ...
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Suicide Squad Preparation [closed]

In 2016 there is going to be some super intense comic book movies that I really want to see, Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I am very interested in the origin stories of the ...
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Why does Superman fly headfirst?

Like almost all superheroes who can fly, Superman almost always flies headfirst, often with his fist extended in front of him. There doesn't seem to be any reason why this pose would be superior to ...
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How does Superman get a clean shave? [duplicate]

As we all know, Superman is invulnerable, nothing can harm him except kryptonite. We always see Superman in clean shave. So how is it possible, and with what blade does he shave?
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Are Clark Kent's glasses prescription, or just for show?

In the comic books were the glasses just part of the disguise, or did they actually correct his vision?
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If Superman is invulnerable, why then does he appear to feel pain?

Pain receptors are there to warn you of damage being done to your body, but if Superman is invulnerable and therefore takes no damage, why does he appear to feel pain when struck? I'm very probably ...
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Is there any justification to superman's actions in Superman vs. The Elite?

In Superman vs. The Elite For the rest of the movie Superman fights with the Elite As i understood the movie, the Elite are British secret agents. They seem like James Bond, a license to kill ...
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If Kryptonite prevents absorption of solar radiation then why was it never used to treat melanoma?

I know Kryptonite is stated to be very rare on Earth but surely the very rich/powerful (presidents, monarchs) would have carried it everywhere to protect them from skin cancer? Was it just the risk ...
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What would happen if Superman was bitten by a vampire?

Does being bit by a vampire affect Superman? If yes, how, and to what extent? If no, then why?
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Has Superman ever won a fight by using brains over brawn? (Except for Heat Vision Lobotomy)

I know Superman generally has some pretty tough combat feats and I know he's proven to be massively intelligent with calculations and medicine, but have there been any really notable instances where ...
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Can post-Crisis Superman destroy the world with his heat vision?

A number of questions were raised in a discussion about Post Crisis Superman... We were wondering if he could destroy the Earth with his Heat Vision and it came to my attention that in one issue He ...
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What is Lana Lang's Destiny? Does she become a superhero herself?

I was watching S08E11 of Smallville, where the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century told Lana that she has her own destiny (separate from Superman). I have always assume that she is just Clark ...
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Was Golden Age Superman (1938 - 1955) able to see through women's clothes with his x-ray vision?

I can't think of an incident when Golden Age superman was able to see people naked. I wonder how Lois would have felt about it if it was possible
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Is normal Kryptonian physiology affected by magic?

To make myself clear, I'm aware that one of Superman's major weaknesses is magic, but is that because he's also superpowered by a yellow sun, or just because he's from Krypton? Would Kryptonians be as ...
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Why would Superman tell the General where he grew up?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman destroys a surveillance drone belonging to the army. During the conversation with the general he says: "I grew up in Kansas General. I'm about as American as ...
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When is Clark Kent's favorite story revealed?

In the "Death and Return of Superman" storyline, Doomsday kills Superman and the four other versions of Superman appear. Two of the new Supermen tell Lois that they are the original Superman and ...
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Has Batman Ever Sacrificed himself for Superman?

Has Batman ever sacrificed himself to save Supes? Or come close with intention? I was curious if he had! Any universe, but comic source preferred and encouraged.. Thanks!