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    Rocketed to Earth as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice and the American way!

    Let's make a list of Superman's transformations

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    #1  Edited By NetSpiker

    Superman has had dozens of weird transformations and temporary powers over the years. I'm going to try and list them all. Which one is your favorite? And which do you think would've made the best permanent transformation?

    Fat Superboy

    (Superboy #24)

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    Midas Touch Superman

    (Action Comics #193)

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    Superman in Jimmy Olsen's body

    (Superman #111)

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    Tiny Superboy

    (Superboy #61)

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    Super-Lion

    (Action Comics #243)

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    I really don't know how to describe this one

    (Superman #125)

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    Human Clark Kent

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #255)

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    Very Old Superman

    (Action Comics #251)

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    Diamond Vision Superboy

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #259)

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    Giant Superboy

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #262)

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    Long Fingernails Superman

    (Superman #139)

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    Fat Superboy (again)

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #270)

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    Tiny Superboy (again)

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #270)

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    Giant Superboy (again)

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #270)

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    Three-Eyed Superman

    (Action Comics #275)

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    Magic Wish Superman

    (Action Comics #283)

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    Fire Breath Superman

    (Action Comics #283)

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    Mind-Reading Superman

    (Action Comics #283)

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    Toddler Superman

    (Action Comics #284)

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    Fat Superboy (again)

    (Adventure Comics Vol 1 #298)

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    Human Clark Kent (again)

    (Action Comics #293)

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    Negative Superman

    (World's Finest Comics #126)

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    Ant-Head Superman

    (Action Comics #296)

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    Balloon Superman

    (World's Finest Comics #131)

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    Sphinx Superboy

    (Superboy #103)

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    Magnetic Superboy

    (Superboy #103)

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    Jesse James Superboy

    (Superboy #103)

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    Six-Fingered Superboy

    (Superboy #105)

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    Super-Intelligent Superman Red and Superman Blue

    (Superman #162)

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    Drang

    (Action Comics #303)

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    Human Clark Kent (again)

    (Action Comics #311)

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    Metallo Clark Kent

    (Action Comics #312)

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    Fire Breath Superboy

    (Superboy #115)

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    Rainbow Face Superman

    (Action Comics #317)

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    Giant Superbaby

    (Action Comics #325)

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    Giant Superman

    (Action Comics #325)

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    Caveman Superman

    (World's Finest Comics #151)

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    Super-Cat

    (Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #70)

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    Monkey Superboy

    (Superboy #142)

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    Giant Gorilla Superboy

    (Superboy #142)

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    Leprosy Superman

    (Action Comics #363)

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    Fat Superman

    (Superman #221)

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    Giant Superman (again)

    (Superman #226)

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    Giant Superman (again)

    (Superman #302)

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    Ghost Superman

    (Justice League of America #145)

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    Trillig Superman

    (World's Finest Comics #249)

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    Vampire Superman

    (Super Friends: Attack of the Vampire)

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    Superman in Wizard's body

    (Justice League of America #167)

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    Telekinetic Superboy

    (The New Adventures of Superboy #11)

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    Crazed Energy Being Superman

    (World's Finest Comics #301)

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    Horned Superman

    (Superman #405)

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    Superman in Ambush Bug's body

    (DC Comics Presents #81)

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    Ghost Superman (again)

    (The Adventures of Superman #500)

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    Electric Superman

    (Action Comics #732)

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    Superman in Woody Samms' body

    (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 4: I've Got You Under My Skin)

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    Superman/Madman Hybrid

    (Superman/Madman: Hullabaloo #1)

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    Centaur Superman

    (Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy #3)

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    Teenage Girl Superman

    (Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy #4)

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    Electric Superman Red and Superman Blue

    (Superman Red/Superman Blue #1)

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    Superman Prime

    (DC One Million #4)

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    Giant Green Monster Superman

    (Superman & Batman: Generations #2)

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    Ghost Superman (again)

    (The Kingdom #1)

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    Super-Gorilla

    (JLA Annual #3)

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    Herald of Galactus Superman

    (Superman/Fantastic Four)

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    Superman in Kobra's body

    (JLA: Foreign Bodies)

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    Green Lantern Superman

    (Superman: Last Son of Earth #2)

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    Transparent Skin Superman

    (JLA #44)

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    Superman in Marty Mann's body

    (Mann and Superman)

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    Human Clark Kent (again)

    (JLA #51)

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    Coal Superman

    (JLA #60)

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    Giant Red Monster Superman

    (Superman: Last Stand on Krypton)

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    Clark Kent in Lionel Luthor's body

    (Smallville: Season 4: Transference)

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    Kellel the God

    (Trinity #30)

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    Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman

    (Blackest Night: Superman #1)

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    Black Lantern Superman

    (Blackest Night #5)

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    Black Lantern Superboy-Prime

    (Adventure Comics Vol 2 #5)

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    Red Lantern Superboy-Prime

    (Adventure Comics Vol 2 #5)

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    White Lantern Superman

    (Blackest Night #8)

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    Rocky Superman

    (Power Girl #23)

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    Were-Cheetah

    (Justice League Vol 2 #13)

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    EDIT: Added Balloon Superman, Transparent Skin Superman, Caveman Superman, Negative Superman, Leprosy Superman, Ghost Superman #1, Ghost Superman #2, Immaterial Wraith Superman, Ghost Superman #3, Superman in Jimmy Olsen's body, Vampire Superman, Superman in Wizard's body, Superman in Kobra's body, Superman in Marty Mann's body, Superman in Woody Samms' body, Clark Kent in Lionel Luthor's body, Centaur Superman, Teenage Girl Superman, Black Lantern Superman, Black Lantern Superboy-Prime, Red Lantern Superboy-Prime, Human Clark Kent #4 and Were-Cheetah.

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    #2  Edited By ssejllenrad

    You missed some....

    Japanese-blooded Superman - Dean Cain

    Acting fail Superman - Smallville early seasons

    Acting fail Superman Again - Superman Returns

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    #3  Edited By Jekylhyde14

    LOL! Great list...

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    #4  Edited By BatteredArmor

    My favorite is Giant Red Monster Superman

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    #5  Edited By z3ro180

    jesus the silver age was weird

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    #6  Edited By NetSpiker

    A human with abnormal abilities is called a mutant or a metahuman or a superhuman, but what do you call a Kryptonian with abnormal abilities? Have the terms Kryptonian Mutant or Meta-Kryptonian ever been used in the comics?

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    #7  Edited By ssejllenrad

    They just loved making him fat, didn't they?

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    #8  Edited By RoyHarperBLOW

    awesome list. Love it!

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    #9  Edited By evilvegeta74

    Dats all folks!!

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    #10  Edited By Deranged Midget

    @ssejllenrad said:

    You missed some....

    Japanese-blooded Superman - Dean Cain

    Acting fail Superman - Smallville early seasons

    Acting fail Superman Again - Superman Returns

    Hey now, Brandon Routh wasn't bad in Returns, I blame the script.

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    #11  Edited By evilvegeta74

    I missed one!

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    #12  Edited By ssejllenrad

    @Deranged Midget said:

    @ssejllenrad said:

    You missed some....

    Japanese-blooded Superman - Dean Cain

    Acting fail Superman - Smallville early seasons

    Acting fail Superman Again - Superman Returns

    Hey now, Brandon Routh wasn't bad in Returns, I blame the script.

    Ok then... Returns is Directing-fail Superman.

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    At one point, Superman was bitten by a dinosaur- or dragon-type thing from Krypton and gradually turned into one himself. I can't find it online, but I read it at an A&P in the mid-eighties.

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    "this scissors only broke when I tried to give you a HAIRCUT"

    Haha who wrote that?! These sure are hilarious.

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    WAIT you forgot the biggest Transformation of them all!

    The Greatest Transformation Superman has ever made! The one that inspired MANY heroes to either follow or reassured those who had preceded him they had done the right thing!

    The transformation so big it puts Michael Bay's Trilogy to shame (heck it puts the whole franchise to shame for all eternity).

    The transformation that Herald in a new era!

    No - red underwear in main continuity Superman (yes this is the movie costume ... just go with it)

    The biggest transformation of them all
    The biggest transformation of them all

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    #16  Edited By SandMan_

    Holy cow!

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    @drgnx: The biggest transformation for the better, that is!

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