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Author Topic: Who...WHO is Superman's eagle?  (Read 11316 times)
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« on: October 18, 2006, 06:06:13 AM »

In many famous covers, Superman is shown with an Eagle perched on his arm.

My question is, WHO is this eagle?

Does the eagle have a name?

Does Superman pull one out of mothballs for photo shoots, sort of like politicians with girl scout cookies?



More likely (since this is Superman we're talking about here) the Eagle is no doubt some sort of crime-fighting tool. Maybe it's a robot designed to look like an eagle that he uses with advanced sensors that detect Kryptonite, which is why he doesn't fly in himself. Maybe the eagle isn't an eagle at all, but is a shapeshifting Protean of Antares that Superman keeps in his collection, that assumes the form of an eagle for disguise and photography purposes. Maybe its an eagle that is partially bionic, sort of like in SILVERHAWKS.

Since Superman is more likely to be shown with an eagle in his World War II days, it is likely only Earth-2 Superman has such an eagle.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 08:26:47 AM »

It's a Thanagarian Golden Eagle.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 01:25:04 PM »

Superman and the eagle never met before this picture, actually.  It was all part of a photo-op arranged by DC's lawyers to establish a copyright on the "hero with eagle" pose and cement Superman as THE patriotic hero of the day.

That's right, it's merely a legal eagle.

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 06:31:19 PM »

He is also available for children's parties and football games.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 07:29:02 PM »

Now that Superman is back to being a meat eater....the Eagle did not last long enough for him to name it. FYI, it tastes like chicken. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 08:06:23 PM »

I'm going for the simplest explanation,it was "lend" by the Metropolis Zoo for taking picture on the 4th July....(Sorry guys,i know that this type is annoying but i can't resist...  Wink)
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 09:43:16 PM »

I'm going for the simplest explanation,it was "lend" by the Metropolis Zoo for taking picture on the 4th July....[/b](Sorry guys,i know that this type is annoying but i can't resist...  Wink)
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 10:42:33 PM »

Please don't go crazy with that stuff it's hard to read.

It's meant for stuff like:

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