Superman

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    Post-Crisis Superman grew a beard on War World after his space exile because he killed Zod.

    Post-Crisis Death and Re-Birth of Superman had a ponytail, which was out of character?

    Did Lois make him keep it?

    This...

    https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/Superman's_beard
     
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  2. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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  3. Guy Gardener

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    All he needs is a magic.

    Holy water is technically magic.

    Lather up with that, and he should be able to shave normally without any other secondary health risks.
     
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  4. USS Firefly

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    Or he put a blue kryptonite ring on ( I read somewhere that Smallville Clark on the Crisis crossover wore one) and go to the barber:)
     
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  5. Dr. Kravaal

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  6. theenglish

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    Somebody on this board would have spotted that--but a great theory.
     
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  7. Guy Gardener

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    Lex Luthor died of Kryptonite exposure.

    Prolonged exposure to even supposedly harmless Kryptonite shouldn't be risked.
     
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  8. Ghouleddie74

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    Still my favorite moment of exposure to Kryptonite:

     
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  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    There's never been much consistency with the notion of Superman growing hair, shaving, etc., especially in the terrible Weisinger period of the comics. It was whatever played into a gimmick (and at the time, what was determined to be a "hook" for a cover).
     
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  10. The Realist

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    Very nice video essay/analysis here (though perhaps best avoided by Snyder fans):

     
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  11. Wednesday Addams

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    Yeah. I would've liked to see that. I didn't even know that was supposed to be Jimmy.
     
  12. dupersuper

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    Back in Brynes early Action Comics days Supermans shed skin cells gave Chemo a power up.
     
  13. The Realist

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    Glee channels pure Silver Age weirdness -- a red Superman and a blue Superman competing over Supergirl:

     
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  14. Aragorn

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    Two bits of Superman news.

    First, Jonathan Kent, the new Superman (and son of Lois and Clark), is coming out as bisexual in next month's issue of "Superman: Son of Kal-El."

    Second, Dean Cain is being Dean Cain in response to this.
     
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  15. Oddish

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    Guess we shouldn't be surprised...
     
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  16. theenglish

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    He's already proved he doesn't read what he pretends to criticize, but as an added bonus we have the opportunity to make endless jokes about how this probably affects his macho sense of manliness.
     
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  17. Dr. San Guinary

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    I'm having a difficult time conjuring up any outrage out of this.

    I mean, it's not like it's Kal-El, right?

    (Actually I had no idea there was even a new Superman in the first place. :lol: )
     
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  18. Kaiju "the spy"

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    Well, some of the headlines seem intentionally vague about it being a different Superman than most people know, like they want to stir shit up. Because, you know, they do, because outrage generates clicks.
     
  19. thribs

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    Yeah. He’s just some random character who will probably be gone in 5 years or so.
     
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  20. Oddish

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    SUPERMAN BISEXUAL will attract more fan attention than SUPERMAN'S SON BISEXUAL.