Superman and the Sun

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#1 Edited by dondave (41414 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman has been portrayed as being able to go to the Sun. I was wondering is it due to his high durability that he can withstand the heat of the Sun or that it amps up his powers so the heat Sun doesn't affect him

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#2 Posted by cattlebattle (15819 posts) - - Show Bio

Its probably a bit of both.

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#3 Posted by xybernauts (888 posts) - - Show Bio

Well technically it does affect him. At least it did in Allstar Superman.

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#4 Edited by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

All I know is that last time Superman went into the Sun, he came out in electrical form. Because sure, science.

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#5 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

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#6 Posted by lvenger (29512 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Its probably a bit of both.

This. Though I have to say what happened in All Star Superman sounds more accurate.

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#7 Posted by JediXMan (37506 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@cattlebattle said:

Its probably a bit of both.

This. Though I have to say what happened in All Star Superman sounds more accurate.

That didn't happen to New Earth Superman (and/or whatever New 52 Superman is)

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#8 Posted by lvenger (29512 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

@Lvenger said:

@cattlebattle said:

Its probably a bit of both.

This. Though I have to say what happened in All Star Superman sounds more accurate.

That didn't happen to New Earth Superman (and/or whatever New 52 Superman is)

I know but the whole overcharging solar cells thing was a nice way of adding to the story in All Star Superman.

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#9 Posted by JediXMan (37506 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@JediXMan said:

@Lvenger said:

@cattlebattle said:

Its probably a bit of both.

This. Though I have to say what happened in All Star Superman sounds more accurate.

That didn't happen to New Earth Superman (and/or whatever New 52 Superman is)

I know but the whole overcharging solar cells thing was a nice way of adding to the story in All Star Superman.

It kinda was. Though I wasn't a big fan of All-Star Superman, honestly.

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#10 Posted by dondave (41414 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: I have read it but isn''t that non-canon

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#11 Posted by xxxddd (3861 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave: It's both.

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#12 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

@dondave: Listen to him.

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#13 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave: It is, but it's the only real explanation that I've read on the subject that makes complete sense to me. Besides, Morrison is very good at explaining the fake science behind superheroes, so I trust his judgement.

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#14 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

That was a great book. Its gave a cool way of explaining superman's powers

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#15 Posted by ssejllenrad (13095 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

All I know is that last time Superman went into the Sun, he came out in electrical form. Because sure, science.

No he didn't. His latest "canon" sundip was in Our World's at War and that was in 2001. The closest he was in electric form was when he merged with Kismet (Stranger) in that story arc. He was in electric form (I assume you mean Superman Blue) back in 1998 and was not due to any sundip whatsoever.

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#16 Posted by ssejllenrad (13095 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@JediXMan said:

@Lvenger said:

@cattlebattle said:

Its probably a bit of both.

This. Though I have to say what happened in All Star Superman sounds more accurate.

That didn't happen to New Earth Superman (and/or whatever New 52 Superman is)

I know but the whole overcharging solar cells thing was a nice way of adding to the story in All Star Superman.

BTW, what happened in All-Star Superman with all the oversaturation and stuff like that was not just plain sundipping. It was Luthor's trap that affected him that way.

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#17 Posted by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

@SmashBrawler said:

All I know is that last time Superman went into the Sun, he came out in electrical form. Because sure, science.

No he didn't. His latest "canon" sundip was in Our World's at War and that was in 2001. The closest he was in electric form was when he merged with Kismet (Stranger) in that story arc. He was in electric form (I assume you mean Superman Blue) back in 1998 and was not due to any sundip whatsoever.

Wait you're right, I got it wrong, it was because of the lack of sunlight :P

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#18 Posted by ssejllenrad (13095 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler: Good science eh? You sundip for millenia and you get omnipotent. You lack sunlight then you get all electric. Noble Price material. Nyahahaha!

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#19 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

From what I understand....All-Star Superman is supposed to be New 52 Superman's ending....

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#20 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

That was a great book. Its gave a cool way of explaining superman's powers

I agree that it did an excellent job on explaining how his powers work, but I think the story was just ok. The premise was awesome, and the ending was fantastic, but I hate it when Morrison skips around for no reason. The Bizarro stuff was unnecessary to me and it felt out of place, imo. I also wasn't a fan of the art. Originally, it was supposed to be Jim Lee doing the pencils, but something happened and they got Quitely to do it instead. Bummer.

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#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

@Eternal19 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

That was a great book. Its gave a cool way of explaining superman's powers

I agree that it did an excellent job on explaining how his powers work, but I think the story was just ok. The premise was awesome, and the ending was fantastic, but I hate it when Morrison skips around for no reason. The Bizarro stuff was unnecessary to me and it felt out of place, imo. I also wasn't a fan of the art. Originally, it was supposed to be Jim Lee doing the pencils, but something happened and they got Quitely to do it instead. Bummer.

Really?
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#22 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_: Yessir. Morrison said it in his book, Supergods.

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#23 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@Eternal19 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

Have you read All-Star Superman? Read All-Star Superman.

That was a great book. Its gave a cool way of explaining superman's powers

I agree that it did an excellent job on explaining how his powers work, but I think the story was just ok. The premise was awesome, and the ending was fantastic, but I hate it when Morrison skips around for no reason. The Bizarro stuff was unnecessary to me and it felt out of place, imo. I also wasn't a fan of the art. Originally, it was supposed to be Jim Lee doing the pencils, but something happened and they got Quitely to do it instead. Bummer.

Ya, morrison does that sometimes. I loved Quitely's art it went very well with Morrison's writing. I didnt know Jim Lee was originally supposed to pencil the book.

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