King Hyperion - possible homage to the original Superman concept?

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#1 Posted by King Hyperion (4426 posts) - - Show Bio

Now...I was never aware of this...but while reading through the "Publication History" section of Superman's page it apparently says that the initial concept Jerry Siegel had for Superman back in the 1930's was that he was going to be a bald supervillain and not the Man of Steel we know and love to this day. Readers of Exiles know that after the "King Hyperion" story arc, Hyperion shaved what little was left of his hair off and ever since then he stayed bald. So...if all of the "heroic" versions of Hyperion are intended to be homages to the Superman we know then isn't it concievable that King Hyperion is a homage to the Superman who never was? Though, this could all be just one big coincidence, but when you really think about it can't you just help but wonder how in the world a writer like Chuck Austen might have possibly come up with the idea of bringing the "original" Superman to life in the form of King Hyperion?

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#2 Posted by the creator (8561 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes that seems logical.
Good thinking.

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#3 Posted by Alpha (8097 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the way u think!

I agree!

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#4 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34199 posts) - - Show Bio
King Hyperion said:
"Now...I was never aware of this...but while reading through the "Publication History" section of Superman's page it apparently says that the initial concept Jerry Siegel had for Superman back in the 1930's was that he was going to be a bald supervillain and not the Man of Steel we know and love to this day. Readers of Exiles know that after the "King Hyperion" story arc, Hyperion shaved what little was left of his hair off and ever since then he stayed bald. So...if all of the "heroic" versions of Hyperion are intended to be homages to the Superman we know then isn't it concievable that King Hyperion is a homage to the Superman who never was? Though, this could all be just one big coincidence, but when you really think about it can't you just help but wonder how in the world a writer like Chuck Austen might have possibly come up with the idea of bringing the "original" Superman to life in the form of King Hyperion? "
Hmm...makes sense. Nice idea ^^
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#5 Posted by fesak (8586 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw, man someone butched that publication history bit i wrote.

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#6 Posted by fesak (8586 posts) - - Show Bio
fesak said:
"Aw, man someone butched that publication history bit i wrote."
Fixed it somewhat. Note to self: rewrite it later.
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#7 Posted by llagrok (694 posts) - - Show Bio

 Good eye, it's very possible. 
 
Great arc.

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#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147625 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not impossible. Wasn't the original a bald telepathic villain?
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#9 Posted by PowerHerc (86164 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm, interesting.

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