Some Superman Facts Some of You Didn’t Know

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Superman Started as a Bald Villain!

Comic creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first drew him as a villain in a January 1933 story called “The Reign of the Super-Man,” which appeared in an issue of their comic fanzine Science Fiction. It bombed, so they reimagined him as a superhero, if it was successfulSuperman would have been a powerful DC villain.

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The Character of Superman is actually a Rip Off

Gladiator a Pulp novel written by Philip Wylie’s in 1930, starring Hugo Danner, tells story of a man whose father invents a secret formula that can create superpowers. He injects this formula in his son. Hugo gains super strength, bullet proof skin and the ability to jump over the tallest building in a single bound. Jumping, not flying, that is slight different but Superman’s early appearance gave him power to jump too.

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Superman could not fly

The first appearance of Superman simply described that he was incredibly strong, could withstand anything less than a bursting shell from a tank, and was able to leap 1/8th of a mile. His first ability to fly was shown in Radio series and original cartoons. Then in 1941 comic books added flight to his superpowers. With time he got a lot of new powers and some where taken away. His modern day powers includes heat-vision, incredible strength/stamina, enhanced senses, X-Ray vision, arctic breath, super-speed, increased healing, near-complete body/muscle control, and a skin-tight force-field that makes him invulnerable to most forms of harm.

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“S” is not for Superman

In first Superman movie it was explained that S is actually a Kryptonian glyph that was used to represent House of El that was followed by TV and Animated versions too and later in 2003 this explanation was adapted by comic books. In Superman:Birthright Mark Waid changed this explanation telling that this was an ancient Kryptonian symbol the means Hope that later makes Lois call him Superman. This is the explanation that is now adapted in Zak Snyder’s upcoming movie.

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Superman was not born Super

Superman’s power isn’t limitless or unstoppable. In most versions of Superman’s origin, the people of Krypton were powerless while walking around their planet, which had a red sun while Earth had a yellow one.a Kryptonian’s cells absorb and convert the solar rays into incredible power. Due to this reason as Clark grew up he became more powerful mostly because Solar energy makes his skin tough but not invincible. While on other planet with no Red Sun he’ll slowly run out of power and on Earth if he fights without rest the power wont be restored on the same rate.

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The Girl Friends of Superman

Superman got married to Lois Lane in 1999 (That doesn’t exist after reboot happened) but before Lois Clark had deep feelings for his best friend Lana Lang who also knew of his secret. As a teen, Clark also had a crush on Saturn Girl, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He seriously dated a girl named Lori Lemaris, who turned out to be a mermaid from Atlantis. During a time travel adventure to Krypton’s past, Superman became involved with Lyla Lerrol, a famous Kryptonian actress. And right now he is with Wonder Woman that everyone is wondering till when it is going to last.

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Faith on the Human Race

When in school Clark wanted to hangout with kids of his own ability and he was visited by heroes from 30th century who were inspired by Clark’s story. They used to take him to their time where he had a lot of adventures. This is the reason he has a optimistic view on Human race because he saw what they have achieved after 1000 years.

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