Superman's costume is made from the blanket which he was wrapped in when he first landed on Earth. The alien properties of the blanket make the costume nearly indestructible. But, I think its stock is limited & it doesn't have replication/ regeneration properties etc. (Correct me if I am wrong).

In an episode of Justice League, Toyman sent Superman to the future, when the Sun was red. Unfortunately, it looks like the costume also needs yellow Sun for indestructibility. Look what happened:
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How did he come back in action with an indestructible costume?

In Justice League Unlimited, once the government's Cadmus project created a monster with Superman's DNA who was powerful enough to tear Superman's costume apart:
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But again, it was not a big problem for Superman. I don't know from where Superman got a shiny new costume in the same episode.

Does Superman have access to Kryptonian cloth reservoirs? Are there other things I am missing?
What's the secret behind this?

  • I think they are all different costume, when one got ripped he wears other one. Even in Batman Beyond he wears White colored costume in one episode. Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 10:17
  • @AnkitSharma Yup, its very likely that they are all different costumes, but the problem is indestructibility of all those costumes as stock of Kryptonian blanket was limited.
    – user931
    Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 12:18
  • Not in the Batman beyond costume google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.blogcdn.com/… Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 13:23
  • The indestructible costume was cut by... regular shears. And then sewn together by... a Singer sewing machine... or perhaps by hand... strong hands. The whole idea from start to finish is stupid. These early era comics didn't put much effort into "fleshing out" the universe like we expect today some 50+ years later.
    – Drew
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 5:16

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The concept of his costume being made of the blanket he was wrapped in was a Pre-Crisis explanation for how his clothing could be invulnerable, in the Post-Crisis series written by John Byrne called Man of Steel, his invulnerability is explained as a protective aura that extends to the clothing touching his skin. This is how he can have a torn or shredded costume in one scene and a fresh one a short time later. His costume is made of normal Earth materials, he keeps a stash of them at his Fortress. The Superman of the DC Animated Universe is essentially the Post-Crisis John Byrne Superman with a few slight changes for plot purposes.

  • This isn't the case atleast in Superman: The Animated Series.. As I've remembered, Clark Kent's costume has been destroyed by bombs, missile several times leaving Superman costume on his body.
    – user931
    Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 12:19
  • @SachinShekhar His invulnerability (which would extend to his costume) was "dumbed down" for dramatic effect. If he truly was as invulnerable as he has been depicted the writters would have to justify anything other than magic or Kryptonite actually being a threat to him.
    – Monty129
    Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 16:20
  • This actually became an issue in the DCAU, with fans calling the writers on having Superman be taken out too easily, just to show how tough a bad guy was. They were pretty much redeemed at the end of the Return of Darkseid arc when he made his "world of cardboard" speech in the JLU episode "Apocalypse."
    – docwebhead
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 21:38

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