History Comicbook / TheManOfSteel

14th May '17 5:55:10 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MidnightSnack: In issue 6, Clark Kent gets up in the middle of the night while staying with his adopted family the Kents to get a snack from the refrigerator when he encounters a holographic vision of his real father Jor-El, who touches his son and begins to reveal his true origin as the last son of Krypton.
23rd Jan '17 8:00:45 PM PaulA
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* OurNudityIsDifferent: Kryptonians are shown dressing in outfits that cover their entire bodies except their faces. When Lara views Jor-El's images of Earth, she is horrified at the sight of a field worker with his shirt off, which qualifies as obscene exposure by Kryptonian standards.
23rd Jan '17 7:57:28 PM PaulA
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* NakedFreakOut: Lara freaks out when she sees a human farmer on Earth with his torso exposed. Apparently Kryptonian society is so repressed when it comes to nudity that any appearance of it to a Kryptonian has become scandalous.
23rd Jan '17 11:57:09 AM VicGeorge2011
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* NakedFreakOut: Lara freaks out when she sees a human farmer on Earth with his torso exposed. Apparently Kryptonian society is so repressed when it comes to nudity that any appearance of it to a Kryptonian has become scandalous.
31st Jul '16 2:36:49 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Man of Steel''''' is a six-issue mini-series, by Creator/JohnByrne, published in 1986 by DCComics.

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'''''The Man of Steel''''' is a six-issue mini-series, by Creator/JohnByrne, published in 1986 by DCComics.
Creator/DCComics.
9th May '16 4:48:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* MysteriousProtector: Clark was doing this til the space plane forced him to rescue it in public. His worst fears were confirmed shortly afterward, when he told his parents about how he was mobbed by people, "They all wanted a ''piece'' of me." This led to his creation of a SecretIdentity so he could have a private life.
3rd May '16 12:23:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* ObstructiveVigilantism: Addressed. In #4, the Mayor deputizes Superman, allowing him to do more than just a citizen's arrest of Luthor. Since Superman obeys the laws, he remains a deputy for Metropolis for the rest of the run, averting this trope.
3rd Apr '16 4:38:12 PM JudasZala
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''The Man of Steel'' was followed up by three four-issue limited series (also written by Byrne) that explored the Post-Crisis world of Superman: ''The World of Krypton'', ''The World of Smallville'', and ''The World of Metropolis''.

Not to be confused with the later published ''Superman: The Man of Steel,'' which was published from July 1991 to March 2003.
29th Mar '16 6:28:18 PM PaulA
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* BatmanGambit: Batman has one ready to keep Superman from immediately apprehending him for vigilantism before having a chance to see the good he does. It's brilliant, it's specifically tailored to Superman's strengths and weaknesses, and (especially the key detail revealed at the end of the issue) it says a lot about how Batman sees the world; Batman's ''ExactWords'' are that if Superman touches him, [[spoiler:it will set off a bomb hidden "somewhere in Gotham City", which will kill "an innocent person."]]
-->'''Batman''': It's a touch Machiavellian, I admit. But my end justifies my means.
** On the last page, Batman reveals that [[spoiler:the bomb was ''in his utility belt the entire time.'' The only life at risk was his own.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Batman has one ready to keep Superman from immediately apprehending him for vigilantism before having a chance to see the good he does. It's brilliant, it's specifically tailored to Superman's strengths and weaknesses, and (especially the key detail revealed at the end of the issue) it says a lot about how Batman sees the world; Batman's ''ExactWords'' are world. Batman has rigged his suit with a proximity sensor tuned to Superman's unique Kryptonian physiology, and warns that if Superman touches him, [[spoiler:it it will set off a bomb hidden "somewhere in Gotham City", which will kill "an innocent person."]]
-->'''Batman''': It's
" "It's a touch Machiavellian, I admit. But my end justifies my means.
**
means." On the last page, Batman reveals that [[spoiler:the bomb was ''in his utility belt the entire time.'' The only life at risk was his own.]]
27th Mar '16 7:04:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was a DevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublicity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lex Luthor, for the first time. It was a brilliant choice, as it explored Superman's moral code. From here on out, for the most part Lex was a DevilInPlainSight and often a VillianWithGoodPublicity, VillainWithGoodPublicity, not an outlaw scientist who was often forced to don a purple and green PowerArmor to deal with Supes.
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