What became of Superman?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Agent Richard07, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    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).
  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    You can, but
    can you point out where the change happened? Where does the Golden Age/"original" Superman stop and the next version begin? From 1938 to 1986 all these changes happened organically. It would be like saying there are several versions of James Kirk in TOS.
  3. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2003
    The Bay Area
    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:


    And here:


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

  4. Aquehonga

    Aquehonga Fleet Captain

    Superman mortal:wtf: Superman in past tense:confused:

    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?
  5. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Tucker from Enterprise still reads Superman comics which are probably set in a contemporary era. ;)
  6. Aquehonga

    Aquehonga Fleet Captain

    :techman:Very good point.

    That being so, Batman & Robin almost definitely DC comix in ENT's time as well.

    Shoots my hunch about Spock being Robin's descendant into the poop-scooper huh:confused:

    So much for Burt Ward & Leonard Nimoy co-starring in a ST/BATMAN time travel crossover story re: Spock meeting direct ancestor Robin:scream::mad:

    Hey, forget DC folks on “Smallville”.

    How'bout 1 or more of these dudes guest-starring:
    Leonard Nimoy, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Gene Hackman, Katherine Ross, among others.

    If not in a guest-role, then playing themselves.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2008
    Maybe in the Star Trek universe those Superman comic books are based on the real person...;)
  8. IDIC

    IDIC Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 26, 2004
    It has been a long time since I saw the episode but if i remember right it looked like he was going faster and faster then their was a burst of light. I always took that as the end of his life. I thought he was trying to approach the speed of light itself maybe trying to travel back in time or something.

    Being immortal would suck because everyone you know or have loved would die and you would be left alone.
  9. Ol Scratch

    Ol Scratch Lieutenant Commander

    Jan 13, 2009
    Since he didn't actually see Superman, it could also be an allegory to the impact his life had on the universe. He may die, but his name will live on forever. That sort of thing.
  10. Alpha Romeo

    Alpha Romeo Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 11, 2003
    I agree with Trekker. HUH??
  11. Obi Wana Jones

    Obi Wana Jones Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2009
    Chesterland, Ohio
    I still think he keels over from the big one after a marathon lovefest session with Wonder Woman. :drool:

    Magic Lasso and Bullets and Bracelets are just too much for poor Kal-El.

    Poor guy, but somebody has to do it . . .
  12. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    It's OK. Everyone has that reaction from time to time when they agree with me.