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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006, 04:30:46 AM »

You know the Great Rao had already written about the differences at this very site, I added them to the entry: http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Earths_1_and_2

You can read the full article here: http://superman.nu/a/History/VersionI.php

and the quote:

Although the Earth 2 Superman is portrayed as being the character who appeared in the comics in the '40s, a number of differences exist. Perry White first appears as Clark Kent's boss in Superman #7 in December 1940, although the Earth 2 Superman supposedly never met Perry until after Clark Kent became editor of the Daily Star in the early '50s.  The Daily Planet first appears in Superman #4, Spring 1940, with George Taylor as its editor.  In another discrepancy the Earth 2 Luthor is portrayed as red headed, but the bald version of Luthor first appeared in Superman #10, June 1941.

The 1940s Superman also seems to have had a power that the Earth 2 Superman lacks, the ability to use his "super muscular control" to contort his face into any form of disguise that he wishes.  This power was first used in Superman #18 and continued to be used through the end of 1947.

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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006, 03:49:37 AM »

I don't understand why the  "The  Golden Age" is listed as 1938-1948 here: http://superman.nu/a/comics.php

but not there, other than no one knows what 1948-1958 should be called.

We should definitely keep 1938-58 as the Golden Age.  Even other popular dating systems (ie, Overstreet's use of the Atomic Age) are not widely accepted and are confusing to boot.  The metallic aging system, adapted from Biblical and ancient Greek sources, is, to say the least, compromised when we add anything else to the mix.

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