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 does the Speed Force protect the earth?

Okay my friend told me that if something would move faster that the speed of light it would be catastrophic for the earth. But when flash does that, it doesn't happen because the speed force protects ...
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How can Superman solve real world problems? [closed]

Can Superman solve most of not all world problems like war, government, disease,crime, politics? What could do to solve these problems long term?
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Was there an in-universe discussion of super-hypnotism and ethics?

So, a bit ago I ran across a question on Superman's secret identity, where one of the answers reminded me of that ability known as super-hypnotism. If I recall correctly, the power was 'discovered' ...
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How important is it for Superman to see the light of day? [duplicate]

As we all know, Superman is supposed to get his super powers from Earth's yellow Sun. It almost sounds like he needs exposure to daylight every so often to keep them. How important is it for Superman ...
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superboy/girl and the legion of superheroes

Superboy and Supergirl sometimes travel to the 30th Century to work with the Legion of Superheroes. Aren't there any potential descendants they may meet, and if so do they ever meet (I don't think in ...
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Pre-Crisis Superman's mind control powers

I've been reading about the Pre-Crisis Superman and the incredible powers he had. I'm looking for instances where he used some form of mind control or hypnosis. Does anyone know any? From Wikipedia: ...
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Can Superman focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?

If Superman can turn off Manchester Black's powers, can he focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?
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Superman: why so many “LL” initials? [duplicate]

Why are there so many significant characters in Superboy, Superman with the same initials LL? For instance Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Lena Luthor, Linda Lee, ....? For Batman all I can recall ...
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Where does Superman get his muscle mass? [duplicate]

From what little I know of bodybuilding and organic chemistry in general, in order to build and maintain muscle mass you need to put pressure on your body. Even the muscles we take for granted are (...
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How did Superman and Spider-Man meet if DC and Marvel heroes don't exist in the same universe?

In 1976, Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man touted "The Battle of the Century" between these two superheros. In the comics, the two don't meet each other through alternate universe shenanigans or ...
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Have Superman or Supergirl ever tried to change history?

Superboy once ventured into the past and tried to make some changes to history, but found that compensating effects seemed to be at play and history was put back on track. Have Superman or Supergirl ...
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Superman 'Imaginary Story' Late '50s - Early '60's

Superman has somehow (red kryptonite, maybe?) lost his powers and is an ordinary mortal but doesn't want anybody to know it. He is shot in the stomach (just by who I don't remember) but somehow ...
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When has Superman stunted human progress, and what prevents him from doing so?

Superman takes care of problems the human race appears unable to contend with on their own. Even without evil geniuses and super-powered villains, though, Superman has the capacity to do things that ...
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Where do all the skin cells go, that Superman and Supergirl lose every day?

As by this article a normal human being loses about 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) of skin cells every year. They are usually eaten by dust mites. But certainly this does not apply to Kryptonian skin ...
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Does Superman have a higher IQ on Earth than he would have on Krypton?

Does our sun enhance Superman's mind in the same way it enhances his body? Is his IQ higher on Earth than it would be on Krypton?
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First time(s) other superheroes acknowledge Superman as morally superior to themselves?

It's common contemporary refrain that Superman is better than us and you see that in some of the modern event books exalting the character as the center of their universe. However, when did this ...
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Do Kryptonians wear diapers?

In both Superman and Man of Steel, Kal-El arrives on earth au natural. The first version is possibly old enough to be potty-trained, but the second certainly isn't. In the comics, do baby ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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Whatever happened to Superman's super powered moa?

There once was a super powered moa, and comic book Superman did battle with it and managed to capture it unharmed just near the end of the issue. What did Superman do with the beast?
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What is the evolutionary reason behind Kryptonians having x-ray vision and the ability to shoot lasers from eyes?

Is there any evolutionary reason behind Kryptonians having x-ray vision and the ability to shoot lasers from their eyes? In an answer to the question How does superman fly? , it is stated that ...
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Is Clark Kent a legally adopted U.S. Citizen?

In the mainstream DC comic universes, did the Kents legally adopt Kal-El upon finding him, or did they just take him home and start raising him without bothering to tell the government? Or did they ...
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Why does the Kryptonian space ship that is capable of genetic engineering fail to distinguish a kryptonian from a human?

In movies, the Superman's ship is shown to be very highly technologically advanced. In the latest Batman Vs Superman movie, it is shown to be capable of genetic re-engineering. Also, It is shown to ...
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Why did the Kryptonian colonies fail?

I recently re-watched Man of Steel after seeing the new Batman v Superman movie. It occurred to me that I couldn't explain the reasoning behind the failure of the Kryptonian colonies in Man of Steel. ...
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How does Superman control the distance his heat vision beam travels?

How does Superman make sure his heat vision doesn't cause collateral damage beyond his intended target? To be more to the point, how far do errant beams travel and what happens once they strike an ...
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Why does Clark freak out at school when he uses his Super-vision?

In Man Of Steel, Clark is shown to have abilities right from his childhood. He has super-strength and other abilities right from the start. But why only on one certain day at school does he find his ...
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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

Obvious spoilers for the Batman v Superman movie. In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor is a villain. He wants to discredit Superman. Why ? He explains to Superman If God is all powerful he cannot ...
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How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel?

How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel? While there might be a lot in those "lost years" that we are not shown on screen, it seems that he has spent a lot of time ...
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Why has Superman allowed humans to control the Kryptonian ship, Zod's body, and the World Engine wreckage?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we see that government agencies and research laboratories are now in control of the crashed Kryptonian ship General Zod's body Furthermore, the Indian Ocean ...
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Why does Superman go to war in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”?

In Part 2 of the animated film, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the President of the United States ask Superman to go to war. While explaining why, he accidentally mentions that it is for protecting ...
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Is there an explanation to why Superman is helping USA government?

Superman is presented as a global superhero compared to people like Oliver who rarely take their offense out of their zones. But when the truth is so, why does Superman fight a country to protect USA? ...
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What happened after “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”?

Has there been a comic or a movie detailing the events of Part 2 of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"?
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Does Superman age the same as us? [duplicate]

Do the Kryptonians have the same life expectancy as humans? Does their life expectancy differ while being on Earth? We see Superman go from childhood to adulthood quite normally but does it mean he ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

In the recent movie Batman V Superman, the antagonist Lex Luthor He mocks Superman by calling him "Clark Joseph Kent". I read somewhere, that Lex Luthor already knew Clark Kent’s identity at the ...
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Has Batman ever defeated Superman without kryptonite?

Batman always seems to surprise him with kryptonite. Has he ever defeated Superman without it? By defeat I mean incapacitate, not just talk him around. This answer fails to list an instance of ...
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Will this character appear in the Justice League movie? [closed]

In the new Zack Snyder movie "Batman v Superman" The end of the movie leaves us wondering if he will return, with a bit of a "inception"-like last scene. The question is: Or shorter: Is there ...
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What exactly is kryptonite? [duplicate]

I was watching a Mythbusters episode (the Superhero Special) and one of them mentioned kryptonite as a metal. And I was wondering what exactly it was—a metal, a gas, as is shown in Batman vs. ...
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How many people each do Batman and Superman kill in BVS: Dawn of Justice?

One common criticism of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is that Batman and Superman kill a lot of people. Having watched it, I can confirm that this is very true. But how many did they each kill? ...
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In the DC Universe does Batman know that Clark Kent is Superman?

In the DC universe, i.e the main DC continuity,has it ever been mentioned whether Batman knows that Clark Kent is actually Superman?
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Why does Superman use the Clark Kent persona?

While there's plenty of answers to the question why nobody realizes Clark Kent and Superman are the same person, a question that I haven't seen the answer for yet is why Superman keeps the Clark Kent ...
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When has Lex Luthor been a Cardinal or Pope?

I came across this miniature of Lex Luthor for the Heroclix board game. Most information I have been able to find about that picture is actually on this page. I don't know to which comic book, ...
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Why didn't Superman become a scientist? Or a genius of some kind?

As we all are aware that Kryptonians were highly intelligent people, with far more advanced technology than humans. Therefore if an alien from Krypton comes to Earth, why isn't he regarded as a genius?...
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Who is the first villain to use kryptonite against Superman and how did they know it was his one weakness?

I'm going to assume it's Lex or maybe Metallo? But do we know for sure, who was the first villain to use kryptonite against Superman? Where did they obtain it and how did they know / discover it was ...
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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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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 ...