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15th Jan '18 6:59:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/111/action1shuster.gif flings the jerk so hard against a wall, it cracks!]]

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* In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman [[WifeBasherBasher Superman]] [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/111/action1shuster.gif flings the jerk so hard against a wall, it cracks!]]
1st Jan '18 10:56:58 AM nombretomado
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* A meta one for real life. What do you get by combining the minds of [[Film/ManOfSteel director]] Creator/ZackSnyder and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries animator[=/=]character designer]] Creator/BruceTimm with two pieces of music from two equally [[Music/JohnWilliams famous]] [[Creator/HansZimmer composers]]? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebXB0lBoaQ0 A 2-minute long video of BARELY touching Superman's 75 years of history.]] Entertainment Weekly has an [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/10/14/superman-75-years-of-heroic-history-in-a-2-minute-animated-short-exclusive/ article interviewing Snyder and Timm]] on what stayed and what couldn't go in.

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* A meta one for real life. What do you get by combining the minds of [[Film/ManOfSteel director]] Creator/ZackSnyder and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries animator[=/=]character designer]] Creator/BruceTimm with two pieces of music from two equally [[Music/JohnWilliams famous]] [[Creator/HansZimmer [[Music/HansZimmer composers]]? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebXB0lBoaQ0 A 2-minute long video of BARELY touching Superman's 75 years of history.]] Entertainment Weekly has an [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/10/14/superman-75-years-of-heroic-history-in-a-2-minute-animated-short-exclusive/ article interviewing Snyder and Timm]] on what stayed and what couldn't go in.
30th Dec '17 1:40:55 PM lillolillo
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* In an issue of ''Supergirl'', Jimmy Olsen saves a kid from an incoming attack by Bizzaro Supergirl, while riding on a motorcycle. The kid mistakes Jimmy for a cop or a superhero; Jimmy tells him he's neither, then rushes towards the fight.

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* In an issue of ''Supergirl'', ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Jimmy Olsen saves a kid from an incoming attack by Bizzaro Bizarro Supergirl, while riding on a motorcycle. The kid mistakes Jimmy for a cop or a superhero; Jimmy tells him he's neither, then rushes towards the fight.
17th Dec '17 12:24:06 PM lillolillo
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[[caption-width-right:350: The Death of Superman]]




* Waaaayyyy back in 1938, the cover of ''Action Comics'' #1 managed to get attention by showing a certain brightly-costumed character performing the never-before-seen feat of ''[[SuperStrength lifting a car over his head, and smashing it to pieces!]]''.
** If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes' first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ended up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.

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\n!!!Golden Age
* Waaaayyyy back in 1938, the cover of ''Action Comics'' ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #1 managed to get attention by showing a certain brightly-costumed character performing the never-before-seen feat of ''[[SuperStrength lifting a car over his head, and smashing it to pieces!]]''.
** * If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes' first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ended up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.



** In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/111/action1shuster.gif flings the jerk so hard against a wall, it cracks!]]
* In the Alan Moore-written story "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything", Superman to Mongul:
-->'''Mongul''': Happy birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion.
-->'''Superman''': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/burn.jpg Burn.]] ''(blasts Mongul with heat vision at point-blank range)''

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** * In the same story, Superman immediately comes to the rescue of a housewife who is being beaten by her husband. Superman [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/111/action1shuster.gif flings the jerk so hard against a wall, it cracks!]]
* In the Alan Moore-written story "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything", Superman fighting the KKK - both on [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]] and in real life.
** A little context
to Mongul:
-->'''Mongul''': Happy birthday, Kryptonian. I give
the awesome... the aforementioned KKK-fighting occurred back in the 1930s or '40s, when the KKK was still "respectable" (or, as respectable as a bunch of racist kooks in pointy hoods can be) and when membership in the organization was in the South less reputation suicide as it was a savvy career move. He fought them in real life by putting actual KKK rituals and passwords into their appearance in the show; this naturally made them something of a laughingstock by showing how ''silly'' they were.

!!!Silver Age
* In his first appearance -''Comicbook/ActionComics'' #242-, Franchise/{{Superman}} was unable to beat Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. Superman threw chunks of planetoid at Brainiac until he ran out of planetoid. The whole time Brainiac just stood still, grinning and letting his deflector shields take the blows.

!!!Bronze Age
* ''Superman'' (vol. 1) #297. "Clark Kent FOREVER -- Superman NEVER!" If the title didn't tip
you oblivion.
-->'''Superman''': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/burn.jpg Burn.]] ''(blasts Mongul
off, this is ADayInTheLimelight for Clark himself, where he gets romantic with heat vision at point-blank range)''[[HotScoop Lois]], tells off [[DaChief Morgan Edge]], and punches out [[JerkJock Steve Lombard]]. But his best moment in the story is [[spoiler:his anti-gravity battle against Intergang, putting his weightless space maneuvering skills into effective use]].



* In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Silver Age Superman is trying to find ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', who has just gone missing. He flies so fast than he ''breaks'' the bounds of ''reality'' and is stopped by ''ComicBook/TheSpectre''. Superman tries to fight him but The Spectre completely {{No Sell}}s his power -Silver Age Superman's power!- before teaching Superman a lesson about power and responsibility and help him find Kara. Oh, and ''{{God}}'', -yes, God!- [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gFnnrVDIjZY/Tp2cgi8yrHI/AAAAAAAAND8/BEZ235eKhcE/s1600/dccp+29-09.jpg talks to Superman]] and calls him "a good and faithful son".

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* An old 70's ''Action Comics'' 100 pager: The lead story has a sort of Injustice League capturing every single [=JLAer=] except Superman. Superman makes his way to their satellite, melts Sinestro's ring, and promptly wipes up the villains... save Brainiac who takes down Supes, but not before he can free the Flash who frees the rest.
* In the novel ''Literature/MiracleMonday'', Superman defeats ''The Devil's Agent On Earth'' by simply *refusing* to kill its innocent host - which was what the demon wanted all along, since making Superman break his non-killing vow would have ruined him emotionally (and robbed the world of its greatest inspiration) forever.
** Also vaguely heartwarming - the innocent host was a descendant of one of his supporting cast, specifically Jimmy.
* In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Silver Age Superman is trying to find ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', who has just gone missing. He flies so fast than he ''breaks'' the bounds of ''reality'' and is stopped by ''ComicBook/TheSpectre''. Superman tries to fight him but The Spectre completely {{No Sell}}s his power -Silver Age Superman's power!- before teaching Superman a lesson about power and responsibility and help him find Kara. Oh, and ''{{God}}'', -yes, God!- [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gFnnrVDIjZY/Tp2cgi8yrHI/AAAAAAAAND8/BEZ235eKhcE/s1600/dccp+29-09.jpg talks to Superman]] and calls him "a good and faithful son".son".
* In the Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'', Superman to Mongul:
-->'''Mongul''': Happy birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion.\\
'''Superman''': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/burn.jpg Burn.]]\\
''(blasts Mongul with heat vision at point-blank range)''
* Artistically, the cover of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' #7, which was ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s [=CMoA=].
* ''Comicbook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'':
** "[[BerserkButton You hurt]] '''''[[BerserkButton LANA]]'''?!''"
** Superman kills Mister Mxyzptlk with the PhantomZone projector.
** There's one even earlier than that. [[spoiler: After exposing Superman's SecretIdentity on live television AND killing Pete Ross]], the Toyman and Prankster [[TooDumbToLive continue to mock him via radio]]. Superman's response:
--->'''Superman:''' Let me ask you one question. Do you know what radio waves look like?\\
'''Toyman:''' Huh? No, why?\\
*cut to Superman smashing into Toyman and Prankster's hideout*\\
'''Superman:''' ''' ''BECAUSE I DO!'' '''

!!!Post-Crisis



** To make it better, in the process of beating him, Superman gives Manchester Black a taste of his own medicine by explaining, as Manchester's powers shut down on him, that Superman used precise heat vision to lobotomize Manchester and remove the parts of his brain that control his powers. After Manchester spends several minutes freaking out and feeling utterly violated, Superman reveals that all he actually did was give Manchester a concussion at superspeed to set up a ruse and show Manchester what it felt like to be on the receiving end of that kind of brutality.
* ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to ComicBook/LexLuthor, who brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]

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** * To make it better, in the process of beating him, Superman gives Manchester Black a taste of his own medicine by explaining, as Manchester's powers shut down on him, that Superman used precise heat vision to lobotomize Manchester and remove the parts of his brain that control his powers. After Manchester spends several minutes freaking out and feeling utterly violated, Superman reveals that all he actually did was give Manchester a concussion at superspeed to set up a ruse and show Manchester what it felt like to be on the receiving end of that kind of brutality.
* In ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}}s comic where Superman was raised in the Soviet Union, gives its greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome to ComicBook/LexLuthor, who Union:
** Luthor
brings Superman to his knees. Luthor [[spoiler:drives the Man of Steel to despair and near-suicide with a note left in Lois's breast pocket, who then tells Superman to use his X-ray vision to read the note. "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?"]]



* A few moments from the ''"Death of Superman"'' arc:

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* A few moments from the ''"Death of Superman"'' ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' arc:



* [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SO9rb1TDIwI/AAAAAAAABS0/3ArJ9419ChQ/s1600-h/action+870+pan+5.jpg "Welcome to Earth, Brainiac."]]
* Superman fighting the KKK - both on [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]] and in real life.
** A little context to the awesome... the aforementioned KKK-fighting occurred back in the 1930s or '40s, when the KKK was still "respectable" (or, as respectable as a bunch of racist kooks in pointy hoods can be) and when membership in the organization was in the South less reputation suicide as it was a savvy career move. He fought them in real life by putting actual KKK rituals and passwords into their appearance in the show; this naturally made them something of a laughingstock by showing how ''silly'' they were.
* ''Comicbook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'': "[[BerserkButton You hurt]] '''''[[BerserkButton LANA]]'''?!''"
** Superman kills Mister Mxyzptlk with the PhantomZone projector.
** There's one even earlier than that. [[spoiler: After exposing Superman's SecretIdentity on live television AND killing Pete Ross]], the Toyman and Prankster [[TooDumbToLive continue to mock him via radio]]. Superman's response:
--->'''Superman:''' Let me ask you one question. Do you know what radio waves look like?
--->'''Toyman:''' Huh? No, why?
--->*cut to Superman smashing into Toyman and Prankster's hideout*
--->'''Superman:''' ''' ''BECAUSE I DO!'' '''

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanBrainiac'':
** The title baddie's androids and machines nearly manage to destroy both Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.
** Supergirl intercepts and destroys safely a missile which would have blown up the '''Sun'''.
** Superman smashes Brainiac off his ship, and lands on his head:
--->'''Superman:'''
[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SO9rb1TDIwI/AAAAAAAABS0/3ArJ9419ChQ/s1600-h/action+870+pan+5.jpg "Welcome to Earth, Brainiac."]]
* Superman fighting the KKK - both on [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the radio show]] and in real life.
** A little context to the awesome... the aforementioned KKK-fighting occurred back in the 1930s or '40s, when the KKK was still "respectable" (or, as respectable as a bunch of racist kooks in pointy hoods can be) and when membership in the organization was in the South less reputation suicide as it was a savvy career move. He fought them in real life by putting actual KKK rituals and passwords into their appearance in the show; this naturally made them something of a laughingstock by showing how ''silly'' they were.
* ''Comicbook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'': "[[BerserkButton You hurt]] '''''[[BerserkButton LANA]]'''?!''"
** Superman kills Mister Mxyzptlk with the PhantomZone projector.
** There's one even earlier than that. [[spoiler: After exposing Superman's SecretIdentity on live television AND killing Pete Ross]], the Toyman and Prankster [[TooDumbToLive continue to mock him via radio]]. Superman's response:
--->'''Superman:''' Let me ask you one question. Do you know what radio waves look like?
--->'''Toyman:''' Huh? No, why?
--->*cut to Superman smashing into Toyman and Prankster's hideout*
--->'''Superman:''' ''' ''BECAUSE I DO!'' '''
"]]



* ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'': In issue #3, Superman finally decides enough is enough with [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]], growling when Thor claims strength comes from within - "Tell yourself that, Mister... Ease yourself to sleep at night while you let your world go to '''hell'''! Where I come from, though, '''''LIVES MATTER'''''!" When Thor tries to bring Mjölnir on his head, Superman ''catches'' the hammer, causing an astonished Thor to react, "Odin's beard! How ''can'' you...? The mightiest... mightiest in nine worlds cannot..." Superman retorts, "S-sorry... sorry to disappoint... but in... my world, it looks like the dials '''''[[UpToEleven GO UP TO ELEVEN]]'''''!" and crushes Thor with a roundhouse punch, knocking him out cold.
** The cover of issue #4 has Superman [[http://www.supermantv.net/articles/monsters/murdermek/JLA_Avengers4.jpg wielding Mjölnir and Captain America's shield]].

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* ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'': ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'':
**
In issue #3, Superman finally decides enough is enough with [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]], growling when Thor claims strength comes from within - "Tell yourself that, Mister... Ease yourself to sleep at night while you let your world go to '''hell'''! Where I come from, though, '''''LIVES MATTER'''''!" When Thor tries to bring Mjölnir on his head, Superman ''catches'' the hammer, causing an astonished Thor to react, "Odin's beard! How ''can'' you...? The mightiest... mightiest in nine worlds cannot..." Superman retorts, "S-sorry... sorry to disappoint... but in... my world, it looks like the dials '''''[[UpToEleven GO UP TO ELEVEN]]'''''!" and crushes Thor with a roundhouse punch, knocking him out cold.
** The cover of issue #4 has Superman [[http://www.supermantv.net/articles/monsters/murdermek/JLA_Avengers4.jpg wielding Mjölnir and Captain America's shield]].



* An old 70's ''Action Comics'' 100 pager: The lead story has a sort of Injustice League capturing every single [=JLAer=] except Superman. Superman makes his way to their satellite, melts Sinestro's ring, and promptly wipes up the villains... save Brainiac who pwns Supes, but not before he can free the Flash who frees the rest.



* In the novel ''Literature/MiracleMonday'', Superman defeats ''The Devil's Agent On Earth'' by simply *refusing* to kill its innocent host - which was what the demon wanted all along, since making Superman break his non-killing vow would have ruined him emotionally (and robbed the world of its greatest inspiration) forever.
** Also vaguely heartwarming - the innocent host was a descendant of one of his supporting cast, specifically Jimmy.
* Superman's beatdown of Superboy-Prime near the end of ''Infinite Crisis''. Superboy had even smashed a chunk of Kryptonite into his face beforehand. Superman proceeds to give a him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech why you suck speech]], declaring he doesn't know what it means to be super, then beats him to the ground in four or five punches.

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* In the novel ''Literature/MiracleMonday'', Superman defeats ''The Devil's Agent On Earth'' by simply *refusing* to kill its innocent host - which was what the demon wanted all along, since making Superman break his non-killing vow would have ruined him emotionally (and robbed the world of its greatest inspiration) forever.
** Also vaguely heartwarming - the innocent host was a descendant of one of his supporting cast, specifically Jimmy.
* Superman's beatdown of Superboy-Prime near the end of ''Infinite Crisis''.''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Superboy had even smashed a chunk of Kryptonite into his face beforehand. Superman proceeds to give a him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech why you suck speech]], declaring he doesn't know what it means to be super, then beats him to the ground in four or five punches.



* Artistically, the cover of ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' #7, which was [=Supergirl's CMoA=].



* Jimmy gets another quiet CMOA at the conclusion of the Conduit saga, after the events of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent''. Restrained in a {{deathtrap}} designed to be unbeatable, literally watching his life tick away on a timer overhead, Jimmy delivers a rousing plea to his super powered pal not to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself]] for [[YouDidEverythingYouCould failing to save him]]. Might qualify as a DyingMomentOfAwesome, but he had an [[EurekaMoment epiphany]] which allowed Superman to save him-just barely.
* ''Superman'' (vol. 1) #297. "Clark Kent FOREVER -- Superman NEVER!" If the title didn't tip you off, this is ADayInTheLimelight for Clark himself, where he gets romantic with [[HotScoop Lois]], tells off [[DaChief Morgan Edge]], and punches out [[JerkJock Steve Lombard]]. But his best moment in the story is [[spoiler:his anti-gravity battle against Intergang, putting his weightless space maneuvering skills into effective use]].
* In ''Action Comics'' v1 #0, when Conduit tried to kill everyone Clark loved and Clark finally found his hideout, the opening page has Superman facing a roomful of goons with high tech weapons and the titular villain. Conduit then says that Superman should "beware, this facility is lead-lined to restrict the use of your x-ray vision, is filled with hundreds of agents specifically trained with you in mind, each has kryptonite based weaponry in addition to 250 agents specially trained in psychic warfare.Superman's response? "Sounds fair!" The ensuing battle happens off-page and the narration says it takes less than two and a half minutes. Cue to Superman in a room full of unconscious agents and not even breathing hard while looking for Conduit.

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* Jimmy gets another quiet CMOA at the conclusion of the Conduit saga, after the events of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent''. Restrained in a {{deathtrap}} DeathTrap designed to be unbeatable, literally watching his life tick away on a timer overhead, Jimmy delivers a rousing plea to his super powered pal not to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself]] for [[YouDidEverythingYouCould failing to save him]]. Might qualify as a DyingMomentOfAwesome, but he had an [[EurekaMoment epiphany]] which allowed Superman to save him-just barely.
* ''Superman'' (vol. 1) #297. "Clark Kent FOREVER -- Superman NEVER!" If the title didn't tip you off, this is ADayInTheLimelight for Clark himself, where he gets romantic with [[HotScoop Lois]], tells off [[DaChief Morgan Edge]], and punches out [[JerkJock Steve Lombard]]. But his best moment in the story is [[spoiler:his anti-gravity battle against Intergang, putting his weightless space maneuvering skills into effective use]].
* In ''Action Comics'' v1 #0, when Conduit tried to kill everyone Clark loved and Clark finally found his hideout, the opening page has Superman facing a roomful of goons with high tech weapons and the titular villain. Conduit then says that Superman should "beware, this facility is lead-lined to restrict the use of your x-ray vision, is filled with hundreds of agents specifically trained with you in mind, each has kryptonite based weaponry in addition to 250 agents specially trained in psychic warfare. Superman's response? "Sounds fair!" The ensuing battle happens off-page and the narration says it takes less than two and a half minutes. Cue to Superman in a room full of unconscious agents and not even breathing hard while looking for Conduit.



* From the ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' series, we have Kara's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!

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* From the ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' series, ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' arc, we have Kara's Kara Zor-El's first appearance in the mainstream post-Crisis DCU in 20 years, culminating in her getting training from WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman ''and'' the Fatal Furies after she's abducted by Darkseid. After Franchise/{{Batman}} out gambits Darkseid, Darkseid attacks Clark and Kara at the farm. Kara gets injured...and Clark [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech takes off the kid gloves]]. He beats down Darkseid at SuperSpeed inside a [[CrazyAwesome tornado]] that Superman created, tosses a entire field at Darkseid, before moving past lightspeed to get to the sun, get a PowerUp by it (going into his SuperMode called 'Sun-Drenched') and punches Darkseid right into the Source Wall where he stays imprisoned for ''FIVE YEARS'' (until ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''). Its a battle and beatdown you'd normally see in DragonBallZ, ''ComicBook/DragonBallZ'', so it's refreshing to see Superman's powers finally used like that in a fight!



* ''ComicBook/LastSon'' has Superman teaming up with the Superman Revenge Squad to take down General Zod's Kryptonian army. Much awesome ensues, including Superman attacking the Kryptonians while dual wielding a red solar rifle and a Green K laser, Metallo using Gold K to force attackers to fall out of the sky, and Lex Luthor killing one of Zod's soldiers in a one-on-one fight using the weapons he designed to battle Superman with. The best--and saddest--moment of all though, goes to Chris Kent/Lor-Zod when he knocks his father into the Phantom Zone and saves Superman from being sucked in as well.

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* ''ComicBook/LastSon'' ''ComicBook/LastSon'':
** It
has Superman teaming up with the Superman Revenge Squad to take down General Zod's Kryptonian army. Much awesome ensues, including Superman attacking the Kryptonians while dual wielding a red solar rifle and a Green K laser, Metallo using Gold K to force attackers to fall out of the sky, and Lex Luthor killing one of Zod's soldiers in a one-on-one fight using the weapons he designed to battle Superman with. The best--and saddest--moment of all though, goes to Chris Kent/Lor-Zod when he knocks his father into the Phantom Zone and saves Superman from being sucked in as well.



* ''The Adventures of Superman'' had a story called "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" which is nothing but an extended conversation between Comicbook/TheJoker and Superman. Joker tries to berate Superman with many of the same complaints that Batman Fanboys gripe about (his personality is dull, his costume is lame, his vast powers make him boring) while threatening Metropolis with hidden bombs only for Superman to grow bored with his complaining, find the bombs in the blink of an eye, toss them back at the Joker and boot him out of Metropolis, under pain of death. [[spoiler: It was all a test set up by Batman to see if Superman would compromise on his morals. One that he apparently "failed" [[InsaneTrollLogic by even threatening to kill the Joker to make him leave.]] The story ends with Superman viciously tearing into Batman, telling him that he doesn't owe him anything, and Bruce doesn't know everything and isn't always right.]] The best part is when Superman [[ActuallyPrettyFunny allows himself a laugh]] in the last panel at the Joker's quip "In Gotham we all shop at Hot Topic."
* In ''Superman Vol. 2 #22'', Superman with Kara travels to alternate Earth, where Zod with his 2 minions killed the entire planet, including their Superman. After villains gloat about his non-killing rule, Superman points out that he is the last citizen of the planet, and should execute them for planecide. He gives them green Kryptonite. Villains have died in terrible pain...

!!!Post-Flashpoint



* ''Superman/Wonder Woman'' #2: Superman and Apollo have a fight after Apollo makes an insulting comment about Wonder Woman's choice in boyfriends. At first, Apollo easily backhands Superman but Superman gets supercharged with Apollo's solar energy and a CurbStompBattle ensues. Also doubles as a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment.

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* ''Superman/Wonder Woman'' #2: Superman and Apollo have a fight after Apollo makes an insulting comment about Wonder Woman's choice in boyfriends. At first, Apollo easily backhands Superman but Superman gets supercharged with Apollo's solar energy and a CurbStompBattle ensues. Also doubles as a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment.Funny Moment.



* In Superman, volume 2, issue #22, "The Price", Superman with Cara travels to alternate Earth, where Zod with his 2 minions killed the entire planet, including their Superman. After villains gloat about his non-killing rule, Superman points out that he is the last citizen of the planet, and should execute them for planecide. He gives them green Kryptonite. Villains have died in terrible pain...
* ''The Adventures of Superman'' had a story called "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" which is nothing but an extended conversation between Comicbook/TheJoker and Superman. Joker tries to berate Superman with many of the same complaints that Batman Fanboys gripe about (his personality is dull, his costume is lame, his vast powers make him boring) while threatening Metropolis with hidden bombs only for Superman to grow bored with his complaining, find the bombs in the blink of an eye, toss them back at the Joker and boot him out of Metropolis, under pain of death. [[spoiler: It was all a test set up by Batman to see if Superman would compromise on his morals. One that he apparently "failed" [[InsaneTrollLogic by even threatening to kill the Joker to make him leave.]] The story ends with Superman viciously tearing into Batman, telling him that he doesn't owe him anything, and Bruce doesn't know everything and isn't always right.]] The best part is when Superman [[ActuallyPrettyFunny allows himself a laugh]] in the last panel at the Joker's quip "In Gotham we all shop at Hot Topic."



** Subject One (the Flashpoint Superman) kidnaps Lois out of a misguided attempt to protect her. Lois does not lose her dignity and instead holds out hope that ''her'' Superman will come to save. And indeed he does, [[spoiler:just in time to witness the birth of their son, Jonathan Samuel Kent.]] Also a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]].

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** Subject One (the Flashpoint Superman) kidnaps Lois out of a misguided attempt to protect her. Lois does not lose her dignity and instead holds out hope that ''her'' Superman will come to save. And indeed he does, [[spoiler:just in time to witness the birth of their son, Jonathan Samuel Kent.]] Also a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]].]]

!!!Rebirth



* In his first appearance -''Comicbook/ActionComics'' #242-, Franchise/{{Superman}} was unable to beat Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. Superman threw chunks of planetoid at Brainiac until he ran out of planetoid. The whole time Brainiac just stood still, grinning and letting his deflector shields take the blows.
* The title baddie's androids and machines nearly manage to destroy both Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} during the ''Brainiac'' story arc.

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* In his first appearance -''Comicbook/ActionComics'' #242-, Franchise/{{Superman}} was unable to beat Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. ''Superman: Revenge'', Cyborg Superman threw chunks of planetoid at Brainiac until he ran out of planetoid. The whole time Brainiac just stood still, grinning puts a Superman Revenge Squad together. Cyborg Superman, Metallo, Zod, Mongul, Blanque and letting his deflector shields take the blows.
* The title baddie's androids and machines nearly manage to destroy both
Eradicator gang up on Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} during are about to kill him when Supergirl swoops in on them and takes her cousin away before they can stop her. The ensuing all-out battle between the ''Brainiac'' story arc.
Superman Family and the Superman Revenge Squad is full of great moments such like Kara curbstomping Metallo and Zod punching Mongul out of orbit because the War World's former ruler was annoying him. At the end, Cyborg Superman gets stuck in the PhantomZone and both cousins agree he can stay in there.

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10th Dec '17 1:07:49 PM lillolillo
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* ''Awesome/NewKrypton''
1st Oct '17 11:31:51 AM lillolillo
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* ''Awesome/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''
5th Jun '17 1:30:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ended up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.

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** If one still doubts the strength of the iconic cover art alone cementing the series as a hit, keep in mind that Action Comics #1 was an anthology comic with several different stories, with Supes Supes' first adventure getting sandwiched in out of desperation for new material. And for the next 13 issues, the cover didn't feature Superman at all--but the comic was ''still'' selling like hotcakes because people were buying the new issues just to see if more Superman stories were included! The sheer ''idea'' of reading a new Superman story was enough to drive sales of the comics, all on the strong first impression of his debut comic! From #15 and on, they wised up and gave Superman permanent top billing on the covers from then on out, and eventually just dropped the anthology format to make it a standalone Superman book, even though he ended up having his own self-named comic book running alongside it! The rest is history.
20th May '17 12:50:17 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* In his first appearance -''Comicbook/ActionComics'' #242-, Franchise/{{Superman}} was unable to beat Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. Superman threw chunks of planetoid at Brainiac until he ran out of planetoid. The whole time Brainiac just stood still, grinning and letting his deflector shields take the blows.
* The title baddie's androids and machines nearly manage to destroy both Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} during the ''Brainiac'' story arc.
23rd Mar '17 6:27:01 PM bwburke94
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* ''Awesome/{{Supergirl}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 1972}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 1982}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 2005}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 2011}}''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlRebirth''
** ''Awesome/DemonSpawn''
** ''Awesome/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''
** ''Awesome/ManyHappyReturns''
** ''Awesome/RedDaughterOfKrypton''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlBeingSuper''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade''
** ''Awesome/YoungLove''

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* ''Awesome/{{Supergirl}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 1972}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 1982}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 2005}}''
** ''Awesome/{{Supergirl 2011}}''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlRebirth''
** ''Awesome/DemonSpawn''
** ''Awesome/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''
** ''Awesome/ManyHappyReturns''
** ''Awesome/RedDaughterOfKrypton''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlBeingSuper''
** ''Awesome/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade''
** ''Awesome/YoungLove''
''Awesome/{{Supergirl}}'' [-(see that page for individual Supergirl storylines)-]
9th Jan '17 3:36:55 PM StFan
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** ''Awesome/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''
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