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Old June 7 2013, 06:04 AM   #6311
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Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

^Give me an example. Byrne established it in Man of Steel #4 (1986). Silver/Bronze Age Superman didn't need to shave because his hair didn't grow under a yellow sun.
Smith accepts the eye laser explanation only because it was put forth by legendary comic book writer John Byrne, who helped relaunch the Superman franchise and offered the explanation in the late 1980s.
Lest you think this is just the conceit of television writers, this idea first actually came up during the seminal 1986 reboot of Superman, The Man Of Steel, written and drawn by John Byrne. Apparently this bothered Byrne so much he actually went out of his way to explain it in great detail, and that explanation has been the standard ever since.
John Byrne famously established that in his now classic Man of Steel reboot of the character after Crisis
(This source also shows the comic book scene in which it was established.)
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