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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2005, 03:23:06 PM »

Laser eye surgery involves all kinds of risk.  Even when it works, you have to meet some criteria to be a patient.  For one thing, you have to have had a stable prescription for some time...if your vision alters from doctor visit to doctor visit, you can't get the procedure done.  This is because once it's done, (1) you can't ever do it again and (2) you can never again wear contact lenses.  So you better be pretty sure your eyes have settled down for good before you go in (unless you want to go back to glasses!).

This gives Clark a great excuse...he can always claim he's not a candidate.  Or if we're talking about "timid Clark" he can just say the idea scares him.  Heck, it scares ME!

That said, yes we will probably one day have a procedure that's safe and everyone can use.  But even now, in an age of surgeries and contacts, some people wear glasses for fashion reasons alone, and Clark could just be one of those guys.

Besides, how much of a disguise is a pair of glasses anyway?  The more people overthink this element, the dumber it's revealed to be.  Jerry and Joe got away with it because they were dealing with crude drawings at the dawn of comics.  In today's world of "realistic" storytelling and art, it already doesn't work, let alone 50 years from now.
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2005, 05:41:46 PM »

Re: the panels that Krypss posted, the flaw in that explanation is that Clark must surely have been photographed at some point. Maybe anyone who'd seen him in person would be hypnotized into seeing the fake Clark, but someone who'd never seen Clark in person would look at the pictures and see Clark as he really looks, i.e. like Superman in glasses.
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2005, 05:52:41 PM »

Gary writes:

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Re: the panels that Krypss posted, the flaw in that explanation is that Clark must surely have been photographed at some point. Maybe anyone who'd seen him in person would be hypnotized into seeing the fake Clark, but someone who'd never seen Clark in person would look at the pictures and see Clark as he really looks, i.e. like Superman in glasses.


Actually, I came up with FIVE reasons why this explanation doesn't work, and that was without really trying:

http://nightwing.supermanfan.net/oddities/mesmerizer7.htm
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