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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 super fast, even in the same story (after the nuclear blast) so why is he still bruised? Is it because the kryptonite is still affecting him, or another reason? Is he losing his powers? Or becoming human?

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Superman was noted to have been considerably weakened by the nuclear explosion earlier in the issue, one of the reasons Batman was able to go toe-to-toe with him, even with the exoskeleton and kryptonite. Presumably, it's affecting his healing.

  • Wow, thanks! It was really useful – Miguellius16 Jan 26 '15 at 1:49

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