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« on: March 11, 2007, 01:02:54 PM »

Someone told me last night that Superman periodically has to expose his body to the sun in order to acquire or keep up his energy. I had never heard of this before and wondered if the person who told me this was mistaken. Second, I would like any advice on where to buy Superman comics from the late 1950s era. Thank you in advance for any info.....
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 03:15:52 PM »

Someone told me last night that Superman periodically has to expose his body to the sun in order to acquire or keep up his energy. I had never heard of this before and wondered if the person who told me this was mistaken. Second, I would like any advice on where to buy Superman comics from the late 1950s era. Thank you in advance for any info.....

The current comics' Superman has a "solar battery" explanation where he stores energy inside his body, and thus if not exposed to a yellow sun, he'd slowly (but not immediately) lose his powers. Pre-Crisis, more like a solar-powered calculator---without a yellow sun, he'd lose his powers immediately (IIRC; can't think of an example off-hand that didn't involve a red sun).
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 03:33:57 PM »

Thanks. so that is a recent development about the sun issue? It was not in the comic books in the fifties or sixties.....thanks very much....
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 05:28:13 PM »

It has nothing to do with the old comics.

He only has powers under a Yellow Sun, not Red Suns or Green Suns:

http://superman.nu/tales3/greensun/

http://superman.nu/tales2/redsun/


As far 1950's Superman comics, I suggest getting this TPB:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1563898268/theamalgamatronA/
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 10:39:25 PM »

Thanks...by coincidence I saw that book on amazon last night and ordered it. Thanks for taking the time to send the link.
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