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Old January 20 2009, 04:12 AM   #31
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He trips over a brick
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Old January 20 2009, 06:39 AM   #32
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Superman?

Well the original is...
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Old January 20 2009, 08:38 AM   #33
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Forgive me, my knowledge of this stuff isn't that great, but I remember hearing about or reading somewhere that for some period of time in Superman's life he decided to go live inside the core of the Sun for a very long time, is this correct? how much time was it?
That plot point is in the universe of the 12-issue mini-series All-Star Superman, not in the regular continuity of the standard monthly Superman title.

Here's the summary of the story: All-Star Superman
The "core of the sun vacation" was also part of DC One Million which at the time WAS part of the current continuity.
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Old January 20 2009, 08:45 AM   #34
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Clark touched and saw a yellow and red cape across a generic space backdrop indicating that he would leave the solar system.
Couldn't it have been indicating that it was night?
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It never ceases to amaze me the huge assumptions Smallville fans are willing to make in order to see unlikely comic book connections. When, until recently, the showrunners never went out of their way to make the obvious connections.
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Old January 20 2009, 08:55 AM   #35
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If memory serves, it wasn't just a generic space background--the closest equivalent I can think of is sort of a "warp speed" background.
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Old January 20 2009, 09:28 AM   #36
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If memory serves, it wasn't just a generic space background--the closest equivalent I can think of is sort of a "warp speed" background.
It could just be Superman flying very fast. Which is one of his standard abilities.
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Old January 20 2009, 01:07 PM   #37
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A question...
Why does dear old Clark age like a normal human being up until his 20s-30s and then he goes into super-slow aging Kal-El ?
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Old January 20 2009, 01:23 PM   #38
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^ That hasn't been confirmed about Batman yet. As for Superman's destiny in the Smallville universe yes an early first or second season episode had a meteor freak with the ability to show people's future upon touch. Clark touched and saw a yellow and red cape across a generic space backdrop indicating that he would leave the solar system. As the first poster who mentioned this episode stated the statement she made (I think it was an old woman) said that he would go on to live a long life...and must've been a reference to DC One Million. Also in Legion I think it was Garth who mentioned that Clark who influence entire solar systems across the galaxy...so he'll live a long time.
Actually it wasn't an old woman it was a kid that had just joined the school and latched on to Clark because Clark's was the only death-future he saw that wasn't horrifyingly depressing to him.
I think the old woman future-seer gave Clark a vision of himself in a cemetery, surrounded by the graves of all his family and friends, presumably having outlived them all.
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Old January 20 2009, 03:01 PM   #39
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Well the original is...
I disagree but it's just nerdy a conversation for me to get worked up about.
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Old January 20 2009, 03:49 PM   #40
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It never ceases to amaze me the huge assumptions Smallville fans are willing to make in order to see unlikely comic book connections.
Smallville has taken a lot of flack for going its own way, but oddly enough the show is packed with material from the comics and movies.
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Old January 20 2009, 03:59 PM   #41
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Why does dear old Clark age like a normal human being up until his 20s-30s and then he goes into super-slow aging Kal-El ?
No reason why he shouldn't. Aging isn't a singular process. Put simply, there are two processes at work in the body, cell growth/regeneration and cell damage/death. In the first phase of life, growth dominates and we develop and mature. In the middle phase, the processes are balanced and we stay roughly the same. In the final phase, decay outraces growth and repair and we deteriorate unto death.

Since a Kryptonian under a yellow sun has nigh-magical regenerative abilities, that would cancel out the decay processes and cause the middle phase of life to continue indefinitely. But there's no reason it would have any effect on the first phase of growth and development (except maybe to make it go even faster, followed by much slower or nonexistent adult aging).
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Old January 20 2009, 06:23 PM   #42
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Well the original is...
I disagree but it's just nerdy a conversation for me to get worked up about.
You can, but
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Old January 20 2009, 07:14 PM   #43
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You can, but
My two cents:

The Earth-2 Superman, which didn't officially appear in the DCU until 1966 (Justice League of America #73), is one iteration of the Golden Age Superman.

There are several differences as pointed out here:

http://theages.superman.nu/History/VersionI.php

And here:

http://theages.superman.nu/History/e2-superman.php

In fact, this page is a good source for the various ages of Superman:

http://theages.superman.nu/comics.php
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Old January 20 2009, 07:21 PM   #44
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Superman mortal Superman in past tense

Gimme a break. Unless Otis slipped kryptonite into Clark's coffee somehow Superman is immortal & mostly indestructible & airworthy.

HOW would Superman keel over anyway?

What became of Superman you ask?

He lived eternally everafter, frustrated by the deaths of his loved ones, friends, lovers, aquaintances, even his adversaries.

And how did/does Superman fake the passing of Clark Kent?
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Old January 20 2009, 08:16 PM   #45
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Tucker from Enterprise still reads Superman comics which are probably set in a contemporary era.
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