History Franchise / Superman

17th Jan '17 7:00:45 AM ScrewySqrl
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[[OlderThanTheyThink While not quite the first]] [=superhero=], he is certainly the TropeCodifier (and "super-" makes him the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]). Has been published continuously by Creator/DCComics [[LongRunner for over 75 years]]. He first appeared in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #1 (June, 1938).

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[[OlderThanTheyThink While not quite the first]] [=superhero=], he is certainly the TropeCodifier (and "super-" makes him the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]). Has been published continuously by Creator/DCComics [[LongRunner for over 75 nearly 80 years]]. He first appeared in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #1 (June, 1938).
7th Jan '17 9:21:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheAce: Let's face it, Superman seriously won the SuperPowerLottery with the strength, flight, invulnerability, etc. but beyond that he's usually portrayed as incredibly competent and makes very few technical mistakes. He has eidetic memory, thinks billions of times faster than humans, had a super indexed I.Q. (the dude learned how to perform life saving surgery from a library of medical texts in 4 minutes). It's even a plot device in Superman: Earth One as right out of college, Clark lands every job he tries out for that involves technical skill (though he doesn't get the Daily Planet job at first because being a reporter or journalist is a very subjective job). He's almost perfect in every way and usually what makes him so interesting is how he deals with living in an imperfect world.

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* TheAce: Let's face it, Superman seriously won the SuperPowerLottery with the strength, flight, invulnerability, etc. but beyond that he's usually portrayed as incredibly competent and makes very few technical mistakes. He has eidetic memory, thinks billions of times faster than humans, had a super indexed I.Q. (the dude learned how to perform life saving surgery from a library of medical texts in 4 minutes). It's even a plot device in Superman: ''Superman: Earth One One'' as right out of college, Clark lands every job he tries out for that involves technical skill (though he doesn't get the Daily Planet job at first because being a reporter or journalist is a very subjective job). He's almost perfect in every way and usually what makes him so interesting is how he deals with living in an imperfect world.
6th Jan '17 8:01:14 AM rafi
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* ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': Supergirl's origin story. The Pre-Crisis story was published in ''Action Comics'' #252. The updated Post-Crisis origin was published in ''Superman/Batman'' #8-13. A Kryptonite meteor that lands in Gotham is revealed to have contained Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, and the evil New God Darkseid targets her as a potential powerful minion. This arc introduced Kara Zor-El to Post-Crisis continuity.

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* ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': ''The Supergirl From Krypton'': Supergirl's origin story. The Pre-Crisis story was published in ''Action Comics'' #252. The updated Post-Crisis origin was published in ''Superman/Batman'' ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' #8-13. A Kryptonite meteor that lands in Gotham is revealed to have contained Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, and the evil New God Darkseid targets her as a potential powerful minion. This arc introduced Kara Zor-El to Post-Crisis continuity.
4th Jan '17 3:33:41 AM Tron80
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* ''TheLivingLegendsOfSuperman'': An anthology of stories based on the premise on how future history would view Superman when he is gone.


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* ''Let My People Grow!'': ''Superman Volume 1 #338'' Superman and Supergirl finally manage to enlarge Kandor after a battle against Brainiac.


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* ''The Living Legends Of Superman'': ''Superman Volume 1 #400''. An anthology of stories based on the premise on how future history would view Superman when he is gone.
27th Dec '16 10:09:59 AM Tron80
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** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': Alternate Universe series intended for children which retells the adventures of a pre-teen Earth-One Supergirl.
26th Dec '16 7:38:40 AM Tron80
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** In some alternate universe stories such like ''Superman's Pal Comicbook/JimmyOlsen'' #57 Jimmy Olsen got married to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.

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** In some alternate universe stories such like ''Superman's Pal Comicbook/JimmyOlsen'' #57 Jimmy Olsen got get married to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.Supergirl.
26th Dec '16 7:37:25 AM Tron80
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* BestFriendsInLaw:
** In some alternate universe stories such like ''Superman's Pal Comicbook/JimmyOlsen'' #57 Jimmy Olsen got married to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.
** In ''Jimmy Olsen'' #56, Superman marries Lois and Jimmy marries Lucy, Lois' big sister.



** Superman's one word response to being {{mind rape}}d in "For the Man Who Has Everything".

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** Superman's one word response to being {{mind rape}}d in "For the Man Who Has Everything"."Comicbook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything".
26th Dec '16 2:05:42 AM MarqFJA
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* AGodAmI: Defied by Supes, though some characters seem to think is one, or is trying to be one. ComicBook/{{Batman}} states it's a good thing that the guy with godlike powers doesn't think he's a god. The very few times the character took this attitude, [[BewareTheSuperman things go bad, fast]].

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* AGodAmI: Defied by Supes, AGodIAmNot: For all his godlike might, Supes refuses to think of himself as a god and instead sees himself on the same level as your average nonpowered mortal human, though some characters seem to think is one, or is trying to be one. ComicBook/{{Batman}} states it's a good thing that the guy with godlike powers doesn't think he's a god. The very few times the character took this attitude, [[BewareTheSuperman things go bad, fast]].
24th Dec '16 3:29:59 AM Tron80
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* ''Superman: Brainiac'': (ActionComics #866-870) Superman fights with his cousins' help the actual ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} for the first time ([[FightingAShadow every other time]], it was a remotely controlled robot probe or some other technological method). This story reintroduces the Bottled City of Kandor to post-Crisis continuity, reintroduces many elements associated with [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Brainiac and leads directly into ''New Krypton'' below. This arc was also adapted to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound''.

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* ''Superman: Brainiac'': ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': (ActionComics #866-870) Superman fights with his cousins' help the actual ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} for the first time ([[FightingAShadow every other time]], it was a remotely controlled robot probe or some other technological method). This story reintroduces the Bottled City of Kandor to post-Crisis continuity, reintroduces many elements associated with [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Brainiac and leads directly into ''New Krypton'' below. This arc was also adapted to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound''.
21st Dec '16 11:08:21 AM Tron80
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* HeroicResolve:
** Superman may be worn out, wounded, beaten or almost dead, but menaces [[Comicbook/LoisLane his wife]], [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} his cousin]], [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} his son]], his parents or his friends and ''you'' wish you were dead. Even hurting [[Comicbook/KryptoTheSuperdog his dog]] is suicidal.
** In the ''Superman: Brainiac'' arc, Superman has been beaten, captured and imprisoned by Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. Still, when he sees Brainiac has stolen Metropolis and captured Lois, he shatters his shackles and fights on.
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