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Does Superman get his powers back

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we look at the change in where Superman’s powers came from…

Enjoy!

When the Superman comic strip began, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster provided us with an origin for Superman, that he came from an advanced world where people could run as fast as trains and leap hundreds of yards in a single bound…

The rest of the origin was the familiar origin that we’re used to, as first shown in the comic books in 1948’s Superman #53 (by Bill Finger and Wayne Boring), where we were given a look at Superman’s origin…

In 1961’s Superman #146 (by Otto Binder and Al Plastino), we saw that origin again, only things were juuuuuust a bit different…

Later in the issue, the baby (now grown into Superboy) discovers how he got his powers…

Eventually, the “powers from the sun” explanation was refined into a “solar battery” explanation that continues to this day (I’d spotlight that change, as well, but I think it really is more of a refinement than a case of an outright revision).

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