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9th May '18 6:05:37 PM Doug86
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** LexLuthor also got an expanded past during TheSIlverAgeOfComicBooks when [[WordOfGod Jerry Siegel]] himself wrote that he had been a childhood friend of Superboy.

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** LexLuthor also got an expanded past during TheSIlverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSIlverAgeOfComicBooks when [[WordOfGod Jerry Siegel]] himself wrote that he had been a childhood friend of Superboy.
2nd May '18 11:52:34 AM costanton11
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*** After InfiniteCrisis, Lana Lang got two previously unacknowledged brothers who got in the way of the Clark/Lana relationship..

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*** After InfiniteCrisis, ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis, Lana Lang got two previously unacknowledged brothers who got in the way of the Clark/Lana relationship..
17th Apr '18 7:46:52 PM ritzoreo
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* LexLuthor also got an expanded past when [[WordOfGod Jerry Siegel]] himself wrote that he had been a childhood friend of Superboy.
** Then, after the John Byrne reboot he was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who was Perry White's childhood friend and killed his own parents for the insurance money.

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* ** LexLuthor also got an expanded past during TheSIlverAgeOfComicBooks when [[WordOfGod Jerry Siegel]] himself wrote that he had been a childhood friend of Superboy.
** *** Then, after the John Byrne reboot he Luthor was a CorruptCorporateExecutive who was Perry White's childhood friend and killed his own parents for the insurance money.money.
*** Other Superman villains also got a dose of this trope during both the classic and the PostCrisis eras such as the Prankster who under John Byrne's revanmp became a disgruntled former TV star driven to crime by Morgan Edge who fired him from his show.
*** {{Brainiac}} became so popular during the Silver Age that got his background expanded quite fast. At first another alien invading Earth, later appearances would explain he had a centuries long lifespan, that he came from dead planet Bryak and he's trying to repopulate it, hence the city-shrinking mania he has. Then Bryak got changed to Colu. Later it was explained that he was actually a robot.
16th Apr '18 7:53:34 PM ritzoreo
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** For example, he was made an honorary member of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' as a teenager.
** And becoming pals with a teenager Bruce Wayne!
** He found his Kryptonian super-pets, especially Krypto, the super-dog.
** Then he also got a college girlfriend named Lori Lemaris.
** Clark Kent's Kryptonian roots: during the first decade of the Superman comic books, Supes had at best a very nebulous idea of his origins. Only in the late 40s did he learn his extraterrestrial past for sure. From then on, the comics kept elaborating on this theme.

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** *** For example, he was made an honorary member of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' as a teenager.
** *** And becoming pals with a teenager Bruce Wayne!
** *** He found his Kryptonian super-pets, especially Krypto, the super-dog.
** *** Then he also got a college girlfriend named Lori Lemaris.
** *** Clark Kent's Kryptonian roots: during the first decade of the Superman comic books, Supes had at best a very nebulous idea of his origins. Only in the late 40s did he learn his extraterrestrial past for sure. From then on, the comics kept elaborating on this theme.
16th Apr '18 7:53:15 PM ritzoreo
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*** After InfiniteCrisis, Lana Lang got two previously unacknowledged brothers.


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*** After InfiniteCrisis, Lana Lang got two previously unacknowledged brothers who got in the way of the Clark/Lana relationship..
16th Apr '18 7:51:46 PM ritzoreo
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*** Also, it turns out that during Kent's childhood the Manhunters manipulated all of Smallville's children to look out for Superman.
*** After InfiniteCrisis, Lana Lang got two previously unacknowledged brothers.
*** The Conduit saga introduced Kenny Braverman as another of Clark Kent's childhood friend.
16th Apr '18 7:32:19 PM ritzoreo
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** He found his Kryptonian super-pets, especially Krypto, the super-dog.


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** Clark Kent's Kryptonian roots: during the first decade of the Superman comic books, Supes had at best a very nebulous idea of his origins. Only in the late 40s did he learn his extraterrestrial past for sure. From then on, the comics kept elaborating on this theme.
15th Apr '18 5:44:38 PM ritzoreo
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was so successful that by the mid [[TheForties 40s]] he got his alternate ''Superboy'' story lines where the reader got to see adventures he had during his teenage years when he lived in Smallville with his foster parents the Kents and introduced Clark Kent's childhood friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang.
** He was also made an honorary member of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' as a teenager.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was so successful that by the mid [[TheForties 40s]] he got his alternate ''Superboy'' story lines where the reader got to see adventures he had during his teenage years when he lived in Smallville with his foster parents the Kents and introduced Clark Kent's childhood friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang.
Lang. A lot of the elements presented in the ''Superboy'' storylines became canon.
** He For example, he was also made an honorary member of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' as a teenager.



*** For example, Clark worked as a dishwasher to pay for college, becoming involved with a waitress. Plus he also spent a few months in a monastery in RedChina.

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*** For example, Clark worked as a dishwasher to pay for college, becoming involved with a waitress. Plus he also spent a few months in a monastery in RedChina.RedChina before Bruce Wayne became a pupil in that same place.
30th Mar '18 12:59:08 PM ritzoreo
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** And becoming pals with a teenager Bruce Wayne!
30th Mar '18 12:55:17 PM ritzoreo
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was so successful that by the mid [[TheForties 40s]] he got his alternate ''Superboy'' story lines where the reader got to see adventures he had during his teenage years when he lived with his foster parents the Kents and introduced Clark Kent's childhood friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was so successful that by the mid [[TheForties 40s]] he got his alternate ''Superboy'' story lines where the reader got to see adventures he had during his teenage years when he lived in Smallville with his foster parents the Kents and introduced Clark Kent's childhood friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang.Lang.
** He was also made an honorary member of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' as a teenager.
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