Re: Superman Returns: Did Richard Know?
The aura is in the comics to explain how Superman's costume doesn't get destroyed, but he can still have a tattered cape.
The aura is an interesting way to consider how Lois can survive a "super e-jack".
Yes, exactly. I'm thinking more about how an Earth female could survive Superman's member without the aura. It would be like a jackhammer without it. Then again, maybe not. Has it ever been established that Clark has a hard metallic skin? Maybe it feels like regular human flesh, so you can't say he's potentially dangerous to Lois.
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