Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

New answers tagged

4

I found it thanks to a reddit user by the username superschaap81 ! The creature in question was Subjekt-17 and the issue is Superman 654-658.


10

DC published a story that is similar to this, but it is not a Superman story. In nr 38 of Tales of the Unexpected (1956) the second story was called Dissection of planet Earth. It was about an inventor called Rod, living in the far future of 2026. Rod and his friend Clay had just tested his latest invention, a spray that makes everything super magnetic, ...


1

During the Silver Age, the answer is "absolutely nothing". In "Action Comics" #376, the Anti-Superman Gang has a contest of sorts, initiating four attempts on Superman's life. One attempt involved a ultra-sonic attack on his superhearing. Superman's solution was definitely outside-the-box...all the way to a white dwarf star. I'm certainly not going to ...


0

Actually, there is a direct mention of this. In Superman Earth 1 Volume 1, Tyrell, a Dheronian from the same system as Krypton, tells Superman that both Kryptonians and Dheronians obtain "different properties" depending on dwarf stars, white stars, blue stars, and yellow stars. He directly mentions that "pulsars and quasars give power beyond imagining", and ...


6

Even though this question is already answered and has two excellent examples, there is always room for a third. In Superman 351(1980) Mr Mxyzptlk is up to his usual tricks. This time he stop a circus caravan by turning its wheels square. Among the circusgoers there is an immigrant boy called Juan that practice English by using a tape-recorder. Unable to ...


2

Superlative answers! I should wish to add some notes, too, which weren't discussed. Now, I have been a Superman fan for well over 20 years, and have seen the effects of Green K on Kryptonians in a variety of media, so I'll be drawing a few examples. As we know, the overall effect of green Kryptonite is high level toxicity to Kryptonians. However, these ...


0

I can visualize assorted moments from Pre-Crisis Superman that address this question, but cannot lay hands on actual references and sources. Except for the following. It doesn't speak to Superman having exceptional intelligence, per se, but it certainly illustrates how his mind is fully as fast as his superspeed reflexes. "Superman" #188 (1966)


1

Superman has been documented as doing computations as fast as a having the mental computation speed of a Radio Shack TRS-80 (later known as Tandy) computer. In this weird product placement crossover, DC had Superman team up with Radio Shack's Tandy Computer Whiz Kids to save Metropolis. After Superman lost his super-speed calculation ability (due to ...


2

Big comic fan and student, with a working knowledge of most things Superman. Believe it or not, this is something I've given some significant thought to... and, brazen as it may be, I think both the Post-and Pre-Crisis reasonings are actually... not wrong, but lacking in correctness, a bit. I just never bought that he gets "all" his powers from the yellow ...


Top 50 recent answers are included