Main differences between post New 52 Superman and pre Superman?

#1 Posted by jumpstart55 (2276 posts) - - Show Bio

#2 Edited by jumpstart55 (2276 posts) - - Show Bio

What are the main differences between Post:Flashpoint Superman and Pre:Flashpoint Superman?

#3 Posted by azza04 (1503 posts) - - Show Bio

There are alot...ermmm he is a bit less boyscout, Jonathan and Martha are dead, his costume is different (Kryptonian armour) he's not married to Lois Lane, his powers a slighty different. Theres loads of other little things that are different.

#4 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

He is cooler now than he was previously

#5 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

So far, he isn't portrayed as nearly as powerful as he used to be, his parents died when he was younger so he grew up being a little more abrasive as seen in Action Comics, his costume's origin is completely different aside from his cape. As far as we can tell, his powers have remained the same.

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#6 Posted by buttersdaman000 (9591 posts) - - Show Bio

@azza04:

I havent seen anything different with his powers. Supergirl is the only one with a change.

Also, on that note, Ive been thinking that maybe female kryptonians act like a blue lantern to male kryptonians. Kara has been shown to be able to expel sunlight from her body so maybe she could use this to supercharge Superman??

#7 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio
interesting theory.

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#8 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah.. I still prefer that pre-N52 costume.. Good stuff.

#9 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

When he is written by Johns or Morisson he doesn't take s*it from no one.

#10 Posted by walmartian (6 posts) - - Show Bio

his origin story is a combination of 2 older ones

krypton has high gravity and jor el purposely sends him to a planet with yellow sunlight and a weaker gravitational pull so that he would "appear to float"

#11 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

So far, he isn't portrayed as nearly as powerful as he used to be, his parents died when he was younger so he grew up being a little more abrasive as seen in Action Comics, his costume's origin is completely different aside from his cape. As far as we can tell, his powers have remained the same.

#12 Posted by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not as nice or compassionate and he's no where near as powerful as he used to be.

#13 Edited by StudentOfJorEl (121 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a good guy but less boyscout. He not only at least move planets but he is capable of shaking them with his bare hands. I say new 52 superman is slightly stronger than Post Crisis but for now, DC needs to show him in other stories and good ones.

I hope Scott Snyder and Greg Pak can bring justice to this character.

#14 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (10120 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw: Feats have to build up, besides he said that Supernovas are no big deal to him and benching the earth is a feat not seen in Pre Flashpoint. Also there was those He'l punches he was doing.

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#15 Posted by toptom (1156 posts) - - Show Bio

@hero92: in what comic he has told that a supernova isn't a big deal?

#16 Posted by Larcheese (14 posts) - - Show Bio

N52 version is younger, quick to combat, kind of a dick sometimesPreN52 version is wiser, kinder, would rather talk through a problem if it seems valid, sees the best in people

as far as who was stronger id say PreN52 but based solely on the fact that he seems older and therefore has absorbed more sunlight

as far as N52 books....the only one worth reading right now imo is Unchained. (im not a fan of Scott Lobdell and as of now he has hold of the 2 big Superman titles). Though I don't hate Superman/Batman and Greg Pak on Action in November is promising to me.

#17 Posted by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio

@azza04 said:

There are alot...ermmm he is a bit less boyscout, Jonathan and Martha are dead, his costume is different (Kryptonian armour) he's not married to Lois Lane, his powers a slighty different. Theres loads of other little things that are different.

How are his powers different?

@azza04:

I havent seen anything different with his powers. Supergirl is the only one with a change.

Also, on that note, Ive been thinking that maybe female kryptonians act like a blue lantern to male kryptonians. Kara has been shown to be able to expel sunlight from her body so maybe she could use this to supercharge Superman??

What was the change in her powers?

#18 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (10120 posts) - - Show Bio

@toptom: It was in Superman, It was before fighting Orion, when he was going to a Lois's party.

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#19 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

the new52 superman is a dick. people are confusing being edgier, not a boyscout with being a dick.

#20 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

The Pre-52 Superman (including every incarnation from his first appearance right up to the New 52) looked like Superman.

The New 52 Superman looks like a late teenage / LSH Superboy.

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by Emp3rorD4v1d (109 posts) - - Show Bio

new 52 is more of a badass meanwhile pre 52 is wiser and a bit more powerful

#23 Posted by Jeremy1989 (654 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre 52 Superman= The real Superman

New 52= The new Superboy Prime

#24 Edited by JetiiMitra (8497 posts) - - Show Bio

N52 is a lot rougher around the edges.

#25 Posted by ComicStooge (12537 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-reboot Superman was cool.

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#26 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (862 posts) - - Show Bio

The Pre N52 Superman was together w/ Lois, but the post N52 is together w/ Wonder Woman. Get it?

#27 Posted by RustyRoy (11991 posts) - - Show Bio

The Pre-52 Superman (including every incarnation from his first appearance right up to the New 52) looked like Superman.

The New 52 Superman looks like a late teenage / LSH

Superboy.

This. DC turned him an angry pretty boy character, no more Truth, Justice and the American Way, just punching through your problems and somehow people think that's cool.

#28 Posted by toplel (906 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll put it this way; I'd have loved hanging out with pre-reboot Superman. New 52 Superman can eat sh*t.

#29 Edited by SanoHibiki (1521 posts) - - Show Bio

Most distinct differences are: Kents are dead, his costume now is ceremonial uniform of kryptonians, his sensor abilities a little changed and he never was in relationship with Lois Lane.

But overall differences can be summed up in following pics:

#30 Edited by SanoHibiki (1521 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeremy1989:

New 52= The new Superboy Prime

He is not whining, throwing hissy feats and “killing to death” enough to warrant title of Prime.

#31 Posted by sinestro_GL (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

Underpants

#32 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11376 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-Flashpoint Superman was a role model and a character DC could be proud of.

Post-Flashpoint Superman is brash, trigger happy (with his fists), and has no good morals.

#33 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21637 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-Flashpoint Superman was a role model and a character DC could be proud of.

This

Post-Flashpoint Superman is brash, trigger happy (with his fists), and has no good less morals.

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#34 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11376 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21637 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11376 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: Whoah, whoah, don't get me wrong, I thought Morrison's run was amazing. I just..can't get over the lack of morals part.

#37 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21637 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: well he lost his parents early is kind of the excuse. he still had the no kill rule, he just acted more like golden age supes.

#38 Edited by Saint_Wildcard (10120 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman:

Well I wouldnt say that. But Grant Morrison gave a great explanation on the Superman Panel, saying that if Superman is darker its because the times are darker. Its also most likely why Billy Batson isnt saying Golly Gee and isnt a happy orphan boy anymore.

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#39 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21637 posts) - - Show Bio

@hero92: shooting at some one and grabbing the bullet is really no different then throwing them of a building and catching them?

#40 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (10120 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: He caught the bullet? Then yes I guess they are the same. But I would say N52 Superman throwing the dude of the building was funnier, Golden Age Superman looked mad.

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#41 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21637 posts) - - Show Bio

@hero92: yeah, golden didn't kill people directly, but he did kill. like he would shoot at you, but then catch the bullet to scare you. or he would throw people through walls and off buildings and such. I don't think he ever killed with his hands. he did watch a guy suffocate from toxic gas though.

#42 Posted by mace11 (243 posts) - - Show Bio

New52 superman is stronger and more powerful. then pre 52 superman including sun-dipped superman i think.

#43 Edited by mace11 (243 posts) - - Show Bio

Some say pre-flashpoint superman is more powerful but i think the new is.

The new one is smarter or more intelligent,faster,stronger,as equal durability or more because of the Armour.

The pre-flastpoint superman has more energy projection and is more skilled fighter and faster in some ways meaning combat/reaction speed ,but overall not as fast meaning travel speed,so that's why i say rebooted new52 superman is more powerful.

#44 Edited by TJSH96 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

Can New-52 Superman survive a supernova or is he still at planet-busting explosion/sub planet-level durability?

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