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3rd Apr '16 7:57:51 PM AnotherGuy
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: And possibly {{Foreshadowing}}, too. This was the first time Superman openly admitted IJustWantToBeNormal. John Byrne's Superman depicted as the character being Clark Kent, who has a secret identity of Superman, instead of the other way around.
19th Mar '16 9:49:09 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artists Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.

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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, editor Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artists Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.
27th Feb '16 2:24:26 PM davetheorist666
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27th Feb '16 2:21:31 PM davetheorist666
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24th Feb '16 3:18:13 PM ixfd64
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*PortalCut: Happens to Mr. Mxyzptlk when he tries the teleport the same time Superman sends him into the Phantom Zone.
15th Feb '16 6:07:29 PM drac0blade
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: After unleashing the Phantom Zone projector to destroy Mxyzsptlk, Lois comforts Superman and points out that its a clear GodzillaThreshold and that there really was no other way but Superman still feels the gravity of what he did, noting that he knew what he was doing and that he ''intended'' to kill him. It clearly changed him as a person as noted below.

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: After unleashing the Phantom Zone projector to destroy Mxyzsptlk, Lois comforts Superman and points out that its it's a clear GodzillaThreshold and that there really was no other way but way. But Superman still feels the gravity of what he did, noting that he knew what he was doing and that he ''intended'' to kill him. It clearly changed him as a person as noted below.
15th Feb '16 6:04:07 PM drac0blade
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* MutualKill: The Parasite and Terra-Man, two of Supermans most persistant Silver Age foes do not appear in the story. During Lois exposition opening about what things were like during Supermans final days, she mentions that the two had ended up killing eachother in a massive fallout.

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* MutualKill: The Parasite and Terra-Man, two of Supermans most persistant Silver Age foes do not appear in the story. During Lois exposition opening about what things were like during Supermans final days, she mentions that the two had ended up killing eachother each other in a massive fallout.
15th Feb '16 6:00:21 PM drac0blade
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* ContinuityPorn: For the Silver Age. It's astounding how much Alan Moore manages to squeeze into one story while still creating a gripping and tense story.

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* ContinuityPorn: For the Silver Age. It's astounding how much Alan Moore manages to squeeze into one story while still creating a keeping it gripping and tense story.tense.
2nd Jan '16 1:54:24 PM thatother1dude
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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Poor Lana. At least it was a HeroicSacrifice, but still. . .



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Poor Lana. At least it was a HeroicSacrifice, but still. . .
26th Dec '15 9:23:02 PM pgj1997
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* EnemyRollCall: Superman lists all the villains that he and his friends had recently defeated or had recently died under strange circumstances after attacking Superman (Bizarro, the Prankster, the Toyman, Metallo, Brainiac, the Kryptonite Man, the Legion of Super-Villains) in order to deduce who was the remaining HiddenVillain.
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