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Questions tagged [superman]

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

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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. Superman and another guy are facing a huge demonic creature ...
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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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How many canons for Superman are there currently?

How many canons of Superman are there, currently, that are in print, or in production in TV/film? Comic books: DC universe (the "regular" one), Elseworlds Film: DC Extended Universe Television: ...
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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 ...
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Superman comic with Green genie/Ming-like villain

I remember a silver age, more or less comic book where a villian named Urko or something tried to take over the fortress of solitude. He may have been a sort of a supernatural beings. the lower part ...
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Why is Superman portrayed as so muscular for someone who probably never went to the gym? [duplicate]

So, here was a guy who landed on our planet a small baby, went to school a normal kid, with normal looks, no difference from his peers externally. Now, here he is, can lift the whole Empire State ...
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Why did dirt on Superman's coffin start to float?

In the end of Batman v Superman movie, it was shown that dirt on Superman's real coffin (in Smallville) started to float. (look at the frames just before the credit ...
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What was the episode where Superman ate an entire jar of m&ms?

In the New Adventures of Superman, there was an episode where Superman, in his Clark persona, ate a lot of m&ms very quickly. I think he and others were infected or under the influence of ...
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Is there a single canon explanation for Superman's strengths and weakness?

Across all of Superman canon (comics, movies, TV series), explanations for both Superman's superhuman abilities and his vulnerability to kryptonite have been made multiple times. Are they always in ...
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What would Superman see if he was exposed to Scarecrow's 'fear toxin'?

We are familiar with Johnathan Crane a.k.a The Scarecrow's fear toxin. It induces in the victim hallucinations and according to here, When inhaled, the victim hallucinates their own worst fears ...
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What is Metropolis Skyport?

What does Cat Gram from All-Star Superman mean by saying "that was Metropolis Skyport"? What’s Metropolis Skyport? What did she mean by "our ride to Poiseidonis has been grounded"?
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When and where was the name “Kal-El” first used?

When and where was the name Kal-El first used? I know Jor-El (formerly Jor-L) was in the earlier prints. But, when was the name "Kal-El" first used/created to designate Superman?
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Can Superman x-ray with his eyes closed? [duplicate]

Can Superman still x-ray behind stuff with his eyes closed?
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Did Superman ever regain his memories of his Legion adventures with Supergirl?

I recently picked up a number of issues of Adventure Comics from the 1960s which depict the adventures of the Legion of Super-Heroes. In some of them, both Superboy and Supergirl are members ...
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Why couldn't Henry Cavill simply shave his mustache for his Superman role and use a fake mustache for his other role?

It's famous that Cavill did all his shoot for Justice League (2017) in his mustache because he had another shooting going on for Mission Impossible 6 (2018) which required his mustache. And then, ...
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In Batman vs Superman why didn't Superman just have Wonder Woman stab Doomsday with the kryptonite?

In the movie Batman vs Superman towards the end Superman stabs Doomsday and gets stabbed himself. Why didn't he just have Wonder Woman do this. She isn't affected by the kryptonite.
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Super Town, USA, Superman Comic

Once upon a time I read a comic from the 1990s, I think, that had Superman waking up in a little town and having a look around. He'd been chasing Lex Luthor's thugs into another dimension. In this ...
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Is Superman ticklish?

I came a across a Reddit comment that asked whether or not Superman is ticklish. One commenter replied with this image, but that doesn't really answer the question. Although it sounded like a stupid ...
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Why did Superman's body not decompose?

In Justice League, a number of heroes band together and decide that they need Superman. Only problem is that he's dead (after the events of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice). It's clearly been a ...