History Franchise / Superman

16th Aug '17 12:09:35 PM StFan
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* ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': Unofficially titled ''The Sandman Saga'', and regarded as the first Bronze Age storyline for Superman, it sees all the Kryptonite on Earth destroyed and Superman's off the charts Silver Age power levels scaled way back to much more manageable levels.
* ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': ''Adventure Comics #421''. Linda Danvers's stressful routine of dealing with bullying co-workers and a lousy boss at her work gets disrupted when a mysterious Amazon called Nightflame, wielding a sword with terrible energy powers appears in San Francisco through a portal, raises havoc, and demands that Supergirl be brought to her. Who -or ''what''- is Nightflame and where she comes from?
* ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'': As Superman is under tremendous stress and on the verge of a mental collapse, Supergirl tells him that they are both mutants from Earth, and Krypton never existed. ''Superman vol. 1 #307-309''.

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* ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': ''ComicBook/KryptoniteNevermore'': Unofficially titled ''The Sandman Saga'', and regarded as the first Bronze Age storyline for Superman, it sees all the Kryptonite on Earth destroyed and Superman's off the charts Silver Age power levels scaled way back to much more manageable levels.
* ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'': ''Adventure Comics #421''. Linda Danvers's stressful routine of dealing with bullying co-workers and a lousy boss at her work gets disrupted when a mysterious Amazon called Nightflame, wielding a sword with terrible energy powers appears in San Francisco through a portal, raises havoc, and demands that Supergirl be brought to her. Who -or ''what''- is Nightflame and where she comes from?
* ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'': ''ComicBook/KryptonNoMore'': As Superman is under tremendous stress and on the verge of a mental collapse, Supergirl tells him that they are both mutants from Earth, and Krypton never existed. ''Superman vol. 1 #307-309''.



* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'': ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents'' Vol 1 #27-29. Superman and Supergirl must work together to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite after galactic conqueror Mongul manipulates Superman into stealing and handing over the control key. First appearance of Mongul and Warworld.

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* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'': ''ComicBook/WarWorld'': ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents'' Vol 1 #27-29. Superman and Supergirl must work together to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite after galactic conqueror Mongul manipulates Superman into stealing and handing over the control key. First appearance of Mongul and Warworld.



* ''The Jungle Line'': As well known as ''Superman And Swamp Thing'', written by Alan Moore and published in ''Comicbook/DCComicsPresents vol. 1 #85''. Superman is infected by alien spores that start killing him. After spending most of the issue desperately trying to cure himself, he runs from Metropolis, staggers through the woods and collapses. As he struggles with a terrible fever, Swamp Thing comes across him.

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* ''The Jungle Line'': As well known as ''Superman And Swamp Thing'', written by Alan Moore and published in ''Comicbook/DCComicsPresents ''ComicBook/DCComicsPresents vol. 1 #85''. Superman is infected by alien spores that start killing him. After spending most of the issue desperately trying to cure himself, he runs from Metropolis, staggers through the woods and collapses. As he struggles with a terrible fever, Swamp Thing comes across him.



* ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'': 2003 storyline in which Post-Crisis Linda Danvers meets Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El. It heralded Kara Zor-El's return to the mainstream universe.

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* ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'': ''ComicBook/ManyHappyReturns'': 2003 storyline in which Post-Crisis Linda Danvers meets Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El. It heralded Kara Zor-El's return to the mainstream universe.



* ''Comicbook/YoungLove:'' 2004 Supergirl short story bringing the relationship between Pre-Crisis Linda Danvers and Dick Malverne to a conclusion.

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* ''Comicbook/YoungLove:'' ''ComicBSook/YoungLove:'' 2004 Supergirl short story bringing the relationship between Pre-Crisis Linda Danvers and Dick Malverne to a conclusion.
15th Aug '17 6:01:52 AM StFan
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13th Aug '17 1:47:10 PM StFan
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Aside from fighting crime, much of Clark's personal life is explored in relation to his supporting cast from the ''Daily Planet'', his hometown of Smallville, and his beloved home city of [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Metropolis]]. Possibly the most famous supporting cast of any [=superhero=], it consists of a large number of changing characters, the fixtures of which are: his doting parents Jonathan and Martha (aka "Ma and Pa") Kent (pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, throughout his childhood and teen years, before dying shortly after Clark's high school graduation; post-Crisis, advising him well into adulthood; and in the ComicBook/New52 both dying before he becomes Superman); his [[DaEditor gruff, hot-tempered, long-suffering boss]], Perry White, who gladly accepts Clark's constant disappearances and eccentricities as long as he comes back with a headline story; his best friend (in both identities) ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, a young cub reporter/photographer with a wildly fluctuating age, the highest WeirdnessMagnet rating in the DC universe and the unique gift of a signal watch he can use to call Superman anytime he gets into trouble; his short-tempered, stubborn teenager of a cousin Kara Zor-El alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, who also survived the death of their planet but arrived on Earth several decades later and has a hard time adapting to her new home and finding out what kind of woman and hero she wants to be; and most importantly, his sharp-tongued, recklessly determined go-getter of a reporting partner (and longstanding object of his affections) ComicBook/LoisLane, who was [[LovesMyAlterEgo desperately in love with Superman but who always dismissed the mild Clark Kent.]] However, in some interpretations, she would eventually fall for Clark, not Superman, before learning they were the same person and marrying him/them. In other takes, Superman has been a bachelor or dated/married different characters (in the New 52, he was dating Franchise/WonderWoman).

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Aside from fighting crime, much of Clark's personal life is explored in relation to his supporting cast from the ''Daily Planet'', his hometown of Smallville, and his beloved home city of [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Metropolis]]. Possibly the most famous supporting cast of any [=superhero=], it consists of a large number of changing characters, the fixtures of which are: his doting parents Jonathan and Martha (aka "Ma and Pa") Kent (pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, throughout his childhood and teen years, before dying shortly after Clark's high school graduation; post-Crisis, advising him well into adulthood; and in the ComicBook/New52 both dying before he becomes Superman); his [[DaEditor gruff, hot-tempered, long-suffering boss]], Perry White, who gladly accepts Clark's constant disappearances and eccentricities as long as he comes back with a headline story; his best friend (in both identities) ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, a young cub reporter/photographer with a wildly fluctuating age, the highest WeirdnessMagnet rating in the DC universe and the unique gift of a signal watch he can use to call Superman anytime he gets into trouble; his short-tempered, stubborn teenager of a cousin Kara Zor-El alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who also survived the death of their planet but arrived on Earth several decades later and has a hard time adapting to her new home and finding out what kind of woman and hero she wants to be; and most importantly, his sharp-tongued, recklessly determined go-getter of a reporting partner (and longstanding object of his affections) ComicBook/LoisLane, who was [[LovesMyAlterEgo desperately in love with Superman but who always dismissed the mild Clark Kent.]] However, in some interpretations, she would eventually fall for Clark, not Superman, before learning they were the same person and marrying him/them. In other takes, Superman has been a bachelor or dated/married different characters (in the New 52, he was dating Franchise/WonderWoman).



* ''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 ''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.

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* ''The Supergirl From from Krypton'': Supergirl's origin story. The Pre-Crisis story was published in ''Action Comics'' #252. The updated Post-Crisis origin was published in ''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.



* ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'': Mongul incapacitates Superman by attaching a plant that grants an image of the innermost desires to the host. Adapted on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' (and more loosely on the [[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]] TV show).

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* ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'': Mongul incapacitates Superman by attaching a plant that grants an image of the innermost desires to the host. Adapted on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' (and more loosely on the [[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]] ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' TV show).



* ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'': A crossover event which features Supergirl getting a Red Lantern Ring as a consequence of the events of the two previous crossovers.

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* ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'': ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'': A crossover event which features Supergirl getting a Red Lantern Ring as a consequence of the events of the two previous crossovers.



** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}}'': Supergirl's first solo book.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}}'': Supergirl's second self-named series.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1994}}'': Mini-series featuring Matrix.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1996}}'': Book featuring Earth Angel/human Supergirl Linda Danvers.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}}'': First Post-Crisis book featuring Kara Zor-El.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}}'': Post-Flashpoint Supergirl series.
** ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'': DC Rebirth Supergirl series.
** ''Comicbook/SupergirlBeingSuper'': Four issue limited series. An origin and coming-of-age Supergirl tale set outside of the main continuity.

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** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl1972'': Supergirl's first solo book.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl1982'': Supergirl's second self-named series.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1994}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl1994'': Mini-series featuring Matrix.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1996}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl1996'': Book featuring Earth Angel/human Supergirl Linda Danvers.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl2005'': First Post-Crisis book featuring Kara Zor-El.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}}'': ''ComicBook/Supergirl2011'': Post-Flashpoint Supergirl series.
** ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'': ''ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth'': DC Rebirth Supergirl series.
** ''Comicbook/SupergirlBeingSuper'': ''ComicBook/SupergirlBeingSuper'': Four issue limited series. An origin and coming-of-age Supergirl tale set outside of the main continuity.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': An animated series that was a successor to/companion of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' at the start of the ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': An animated series that was a successor to/companion of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' at the start of the ''[[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]]''.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
11th Aug '17 2:02:49 AM HelloLamppost
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** Jimmy Olsen, Inspector Henderson, Perry White, Kryptonite and the name "Daily Planet" from ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman''
** Professor Pepperwinkle from the first TV show

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** Jimmy Olsen, Inspector Henderson, Perry White, Kryptonite and the name "Daily Planet" from radio's ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman''
** Professor Pepperwinkle from [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the first TV showshow]]
11th Aug '17 2:00:35 AM HelloLamppost
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* BashBrothers: Superman and Batman. Also Superman and Supergirl, before and after the Crisis.

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* BashBrothers: Superman and Batman. Also Superman and Supergirl, before and after the Crisis.Supergirl.
10th Aug '17 8:56:02 AM Saveelich
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* ''Series/{{Krypton}}'', a distant {{prequel}} to ''Film/ManOfSteel''. The story takes place on Krypton, 200 years before Kal-El's birth and the planet's explosion, and follows the destiny of Kal-El's grandfather Seyg-El (Cameron Cuffe). It is likely based on ''[[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/World_of_Krypton World of Krypton]]'' stories.

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* ''Series/{{Krypton}}'', a distant {{prequel}} to ''Film/ManOfSteel''. The story takes series taking place on Krypton, Krypton 200 years before Kal-El's birth and the planet's explosion, and explosion. It follows the destiny of Kal-El's grandfather Seyg-El (Cameron Cuffe). It is likely based on ''[[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/World_of_Krypton World of Krypton]]'' stories.
9th Aug '17 11:36:20 AM AnotherGuy
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** To put this in perspective, Superman has two recurring on-screen RoguesGallery -- Luthor or General Zod -- who have appeared in 6 out of 7 films. ''Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice'' tried to change things by bringing in Doomsday, except he's presented as [[HereWeGoAgain a degenerated mutated clone]] of Zod rather than an entirely different character. The characterization of Luthor likewise as a LaughablyEvil "mastermind" rather than the super genius of the comics is also derived and based entirely on Gene Hackman's character rather than the many Luthor stories or recent animated adaptations that emphasize his scientific genius.

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** To put this in perspective, Superman has two recurring on-screen RoguesGallery -- Luthor or General Zod -- who have appeared in 6 out of 7 films.films[[note]]And it would have been 7, had Gene Hackman not refused to appear in ''Film/SupermanIII''[[/note]]. ''Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice'' tried to change things by bringing in Doomsday, except he's presented as [[HereWeGoAgain a degenerated mutated clone]] of Zod rather than an entirely different character. The characterization of Luthor likewise as a LaughablyEvil "mastermind" rather than the super genius of the comics is also derived and based entirely on Gene Hackman's character rather than the many Luthor stories or recent animated adaptations that emphasize his scientific genius.
6th Aug '17 5:55:43 AM jormis29
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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: RealLife example: This has become a staple for the actresses who play Lois. Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Creator/TeriHatcher and Erica Durance.

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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: RealLife example: This has become a staple for the actresses who play Lois. Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Creator/TeriHatcher and Erica Durance.Creator/EricaDurance.
26th Jul '17 8:56:20 PM nombretomado
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* The WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons made by Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer and FamousStudios.

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* The WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons made by Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer and FamousStudios.Creator/FamousStudios.
26th Jul '17 6:21:28 AM grammy
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* ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog
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