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Questions tagged [superman]

For questions about the iconic superhero and Justice League member from the DC comics franchise: "Superman". Use with the [dc] tag and any relevant adaptation tag(s) (i.e. use [comics] to refer to comic references).

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Has Superman ever willingly revealed his identity to Lex Luthor?

Lex Luthor, the arch-nemesis of the Man of Steel has tried to find out the secret identity of Superman several times and was successful quite a few times. For instance, in Superman #2, Lex built a ...
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How did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? [on hold]

In the comics, how did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? Did they work perfectly when they first started, or did he have to learn how to handle them, perhaps being ...
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Why can Superman break the kryptonite handcuffs in Injustice?

Kryptonite makes Superman weak, so why was he able to easily break the cuffs with kryptonite on them?
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Even with his powers, doesn't Superman train and work out?

Part of the reason Superman doesn't always get the respect he deserves is because people find he is both "over powered", and thus things are never a challenge for him, and that he has things "too easy"...
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Is the current version of Krypto post-Crisis, or New 52?

There are various versions of Krypto, just as there are various versions of Superboy. Originally, the Pre-Crisis version was predominately the pet of Clark Kent Superboy. They had been together on ...
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How did Superman get his electrical powers in Superman Blue?

I just read the Superman Blue volume 1 trade paperback (collecting Superman #122-125, Adventures of Superman #545-547, Action Comics #732-734, Superman: The Man of Steel #67-69, and Superman Annual #9,...
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Does anybody know any specifics about Torqasm Rao or Torqasm Vo?

These are both mental (as in psychic) and physical martial arts made on Krypton, currently the only two martial disciplines we have any info on from Superman's home world. One deals most ...
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Did Superman ever attend Sunday School in Smallville?

In the comics, did Clark as a boy ever attend Christian Sunday School (or any religious schooling) growing up? You would think that this would be probable given it's a small town in America, and the ...
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When did Clark Kent [post-Crisis and New 52] meet and become the inspiration for the Legion of Superheroes?

This is more a question of story identification, rather than checking on canon. Pre-crisis, Superboy is noted for becoming friends with the Legion's main trio, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy and Saturn ...
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Do Kryptonians possess psychic abilities?

Kryptonians are noted for their incredible physical and mental abilities, due partly to their greater evolution, and partly to their adaptation to Krypton's harsher environment. More emphasis has been ...
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Outside of the DCAU, does Post-Crisis/Pre- New 52 Superman have a “super mobile”, ship or other form of protective transport?

In various media, we have seen Superman occasionally use a mechanical form of transport, more for its anti-Kryptonite protective properties than for travel. Most instances of this have been pre-Crisis ...
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How do Homelander's powers differ from Superman?

I've only watched the first three episodes of The Boys on Amazon Prime, but we have Homelander who is an obvious analog to Superman. As far as I recall, so far we've seen him employ: (presumably) ...
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What storyline do the characters in “The Death and Return of Superman” game follow?

This was a SNES game from the late 90s, where you get to play as several different Supermen. Superman Superboy Man of Steel The Eradicator Cyborg Superman Superman in Black Was this game following ...
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Does Batman know he's Superman's boss since he owns the Daily Planet?

Well, after it was mentioned in a quiz TV show, I suddenly discovered that Bruce Wayne owns the Daily Planet, and so I wanted to ask. In any comic has it been shown that Batman knows that Superman's ...
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Superman comic where he fights a progressively stronger alien creature

In which comic issue does Superman fight an alien creature with greyish-mud coloured skin that progressively grows stronger the longer it remains on Earth? The creature was very strong, making ...
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Superman watches as the Earth is disassembled by aliens

The Earth is being disassembled by aliens, and even Superman can't stop them. The aliens' ships mark ground with long red lines before cutting, and the pieces are taken away, no one knows where. No ...
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What happened to Silver Age Superman?

So back in the late eighties DC decided to reboot Superman by making him less powerful and making changes to his back story. Specifically, that he never had been Superboy, didn't meet Lex Luthor ...
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70s (?) Superman adventure in a world where everyone dresses like Superman

Of course, I'm asking about a comic book, I think from about 1970. In this comic Superman has an adventure in a world where everyone dresses like himself. I think I remember that it also involved a ...
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What would happen if a human was exposed to the red sun of Krypton? [duplicate]

In most incarnations of Superman, Kryptonians gain their superpowers from exposure to a yellow sun (primarily our own), and do not receive such benefits near their own, red sun-dominated Krypton. Is ...
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Did Krypton have contact with other civilizations? [closed]

In every incarnation of the Superman story I've ever seen (comics, movies, cartoons etc), Krypton is depicted as a technologically and culturally advanced civilization. In some cases it is outright ...
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Can Superman fly through solid rock?

Can Superman fly through solid rock? (using force and destruction) If so, when was he first portrayed doing this? in a comic in a movie Ideally I'd like a picture of Superman flying through solid ...
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between Superman Returns and its novelization?

Is this book a strict novelization? Do it show any significant divergence from the final version of the film? Was it written based on the theatrical releases or earlier scripts?
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Was there a story where Superman defeated Brainiac by forcing him to fly into his own shrinking ray?

When Supergirl meets the Legion of Superheroes for the second time (Action Comics #276, "Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends") she is introduced for the first time to Brainiac 5, Brainiac's 30th ...
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Was there a midnight launch for the death of Superman in 1993?

I happen to remember where I was when Superman "died." As a teenager, I was at a planning meeting for an organization I was involved in, and as it broke up, somebody noticed that it was past midnight,...
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Is Superman more powerful than the Greek gods?

In DC's Justice League, Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) explains to Bruce Wayne the origins of the Mother Boxes and Steppenwolf. So Steppenwolf has come before and has ...
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What is a Class-B crime and its punishment in Superman?

In Man of Steel, Jor-El goes to the Genesis chamber and steals the codex. Before he goes in, Kelex states, Jor-EL: Can you see the codex? Kelex: Its just beneath the central hub sir. But I am ...
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When did Superman first use his super breath and freeze breath?

I mean there is this general idea of it being introduced in the time period of 1950s to 1970s, but exactly in which issue did he use it for the first time?
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How did Superman know that he was dead?

In Justice League (2017), just after Superman came back to life and knocked down the other Justice League members, he and Batman had this conversation: Superman: You did this! Batman: I had to....
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Can only one organ of Superman be made weak using Kryptonite or Red Sun rays?

I stumbled upon this fan-made image: It got me wondering if Superman's urinal would really work. Can only one organ of Superman be made weak using Kryptonite or Red Sun rays? Only canonical answer ...
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What does the circular symbol mean that is worn by many men of the House of El?

If you look at images of members of the House of El (Jor-El, Zor-El, Zim-El), they all seem to have a circular symbol on their chest instead of the S symbol. Is this the symbol for Krypton or did they ...
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90s/early 2000s animated Superman TV show episode in which Superman goes rogue under the influence of a sea star-like creature

Many years ago, I caught an episode of an animated Superman show done in the iconic Bruce Timm style of Batman: The Animated Series. I've tried to figure out if the episode was from a Justice League ...
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Did Brainiac ever appear in Lois and Clark?

Did Brainiac ever appear in the Lois and Clark series in the '90s. I do recall Mister Mxyzptlk appeared, and so did Zod and Luthor; but did Brainiac?
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Justice League in Lois and Clark

Did any Justice League characters such as Oliver Queen, Aquaman ever appear in the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher 90's Lois and Clark Adventures?
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70s-80s DC comic in which a demon devours a man in a Superman costume

Could you help me identify a DC comic I read in the early 1980's? I only read a few pages then but as far as I can remember this happen. A hero similar to Superman but in a red suit, and another guy ...
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Why did Dark Superman become weak while fighting Clark Kent?

In the 1983 film "Superman III", Superman - while infected by synthetic kryptonite - ends up fighting his normal "good" personality in the form of Clark Kent. The scene is highly symbolic in nature, ...
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What is standard Kryptonian food?

What did the kryptonians actually eat while they were living on krypton? I guess, they didn't eat the same things that humans eat.
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Is there a depiction of Superman as an Asian?

Along the lines of Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American? Was there ANY depiction of Superman as an Asian in the comics or even elsewhere?
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Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American?

Is there a comic book, animation, or any other media where Superman is depicted as being an African American? I know that there are alternate universes where he is, for example, a Soviet, but I'm ...
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Are there Kryptonians on Prime Earth and does/did New Krypton exist there?

Note: Don't spoil anything past the Superman Reborn crossover. I've been reading Superman, Action Comics, and a little bit of Batman and just thought of something. I was surprised when I looked up ...
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Has anyone been suspected as being Superman's alter-ego, other than Clark Kent?

I was reading this question about the world's obliviousness to Clark Kent's secret. It got me thinking - regardless of Clark Kent, it seems as though there would be least some cases of people ...
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Superman and the range of red kryptonite

Is it documented on the range of kryptonite? In particular, how close does red kryptonite have to be before it has an affect on Superman?
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Will Superman have his powers while holding kryptonite and being near the sun?

Assuming Superman is near the Sun, which gives him his immense power, what would happen if he was holding a small rock of Kryptonite in his hand? Would the effects of Kryptonite cancel out due to ...
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Has Superman ever been depicted to smoke and/or consume alcohol?

Superman, since his first appearance in the late 1930's has been a symbol of Truth, Justice and the American way etc. Looking back at his representation and the characteristics the writers have used ...
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Looking for an animated movie where Superman is in a coffin sent to the sun

I watched an animation where Superman is in a black coffin and gets sent into the sun. My question is, does anyone know what animation this is from? Also there was another character who looks like ...
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What does Superman do with his regular clothes after changing in the phone booth?

We all know that Superman changes in the phone booth. But where does he put his regular clothes while he's on a mission? He doesn't throw it out, because he changes back. But we don't see him carrying ...
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Is there any comic where Darkseid fights Doomsday?

Some friend asked me this question today, and without hesitation I said off course Darkseid beats Doomsday, but then I saw this comic panel. Is there any comic where Darkseid fights DoomsDay beside ...
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Was Richard Donner really involved in the direction of Superman II (1980) movie?

Wikipedia pages of Superman II and Richard Donner both show that Richard Donner had directed Superman II along with Richard Lester, but he was uncredited. Well, if he was uncredited, how can anyone ...
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What did Zod break at the beginning of Superman 2?

I'm watching Superman 2 on Syfy and I have sometimes wondered what was that red crystal rod that Zod broke? Based on the "S" on the front of it I assumed it was something of Jor-el's. Was it ...
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Why does Darkseid seem to specifically want Earth 2 Kal-El to be at his side?

With this answer, we learn New 52 Darkseid (and the Apokolips Pantheon) are considered unique across the universes (or at lease they themselves consider being so). In World's Finest #27, we learn from ...
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Have any Superman stories dealt with his weakness to red solar energy through redshifting?

We know that aside from Kryptonite, red solar energy is also a weakness to Kryptonians, as it replaces the "more energetic" yellow solar energy in their cells, robbing them of their powers. We've seen ...