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darth-sinister

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Beowulf

Subj: Re: How do Superman's powers work under other stars?
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 04:03:16 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: How do Superman's powers work under other stars?
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 05:05:16 am EST

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> > In the thread above, Niddle mentioned a Superman Vs. Aliens story. In that story, Superman wasn't near ANY sun at all, and he eventually became powerless. I don't think that kind of thing happened at all pre-1986.
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I think, Superman did mention to himself that there were many red stars in that area, which would have contributed to his faster power loss.

> Sure it did. Pre-Crisis, Superman had to be under -- or at least near -- a yellow sun, or his powers went away.
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> omike015
> \:\-\|

Don't think that it was that cut and dried. Once he had superpowers, he kept them, till he was exposed to red sunlight.
I remember even a story, where Jor-El and Lara had powers on one of Krypton's moons while being out of the red sun.

> > > In the thread above, Niddle mentioned a Superman Vs. Aliens story. In that story, Superman wasn't near ANY sun at all, and he eventually became powerless. I don't think that kind of thing happened at all pre-1986.
> >
>
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> I think, Superman did mention to himself that there were many red stars in that area, which would have contributed to his faster power loss.
>
> > Sure it did. Pre-Crisis, Superman had to be under -- or at least near -- a yellow sun, or his powers went away.
> >
> > omike015
> > \:\-\|
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> Don't think that it was that cut and dried. Once he had superpowers, he kept them, till he was exposed to red sunlight.
> I remember even a story, where Jor-El and Lara had powers on one of Krypton's moons while being out of the red sun.


First, there was no red sun where Argo was, in "Superman vs Aliens". The first thing he notices is that there is no sun there and that he can already feel himself start to weaken. That's how come the Alien's acid was able to burn his face and why it was tough to fight it. By the end of issue two, he's at the level of the Golden Age incarnation. In issue three, he barely has enough juice to use X-ray vision. Once he gets home and near the sun, he quickly recharges and survives the Queen chestburster.

Second, that story that you mentioned Beowulf, that was before it was fully established that the sun has to do with powers. On Krypton, they were normal people. Away from there, they were super powered. As the 60's started, the sun would play a factor in power levels. Someone can correct me on that.


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