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Author Topic: Questions re: Superman of 2965  (Read 6822 times)
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2005, 01:52:29 PM »

I think I finally solved the '54' meaning.

Reverse it to '45'.

Look at the intro page for the "The Superman of 2965" story.



According to the tombstone of Superman I, he was born in 1920.  That would make him 45 at the time of the "The Superman of 2965" story.

'54' is '45' backwards so it's Superman's supposed age in 1965 if he was born in 1920 as that tombstone states.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2005, 05:13:41 PM »

The possibilities exists that we could either be

a) over-interpreting.  It could be a totally random number, and that we're wasting far more cycles on it than Edmond Hamilton did

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b) under-interpreting.  It might be based off Superman canon.  It could be, say, Hamilton address or last 4 digits of his phone # at the time, or a nod to one of his other works, or perhaps his more-prominent wife's stories (Leigh Brackett, who did a little sci-fi story called The Empire Strikes Back...)

If I had to take a swag at it, I'd say "5477" is "5uperman 4 7ois 7ane".
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