Superman will outlive everyone he knows and holds dear

#1 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to make a story about Superman in the somewhat-near future, maybe 100 years or so, after, well, everyone is dead. It's pretty obvious that Lois, Jimmy, Lana, and hell even Batman will all be dead long before Superman is. I'd like to see a story about him dealing with that. The knowlege that, for as long as he lives, he's doomed to forever watch everyone he cares for die.

#2 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: There are other immortal heroes, he could hang with MM and WW

#3 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@nickzambuto: There are other immortal heroes, he could hang with MM and WW

Hmm, well still, seems like a good idea to me :P

#4 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: He could ask mxy to make them live longer then again there are always lazarus pits for batman

#5 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto:

You think immortality would be like this

I think immortality would be like this

#6 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

There have been a few stories set in the future where Superman is still around and everyone he held dear is gone. But is Superman immortal or do Kryptonians just live far longer than humans under a yellow sun?

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

@Lvenger said:

There have been a few stories set in the future where Superman is still around and everyone he held dear is gone. But is Superman immortal or do Kryptonians just live far longer than humans under a yellow sun?

Superman and other Kryptonians, are not immortal perse. Under a yellow sun, they can ALMOST live indefinitely. Red Son is the perfect example of this. Clark outlives everyone until our sun finally becomes red.

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#8 Posted by Saren (24349 posts) - - Show Bio

Some versions age normally (Kal-L), others have an extremely slow aging process.

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#9 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@nickzambuto:

You think immortality would be like this

I think immortality would be like this

Hey, I never said immortality was bad, just that Supes might not enjoy it. ;)

#10 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Lvenger said:

There have been a few stories set in the future where Superman is still around and everyone he held dear is gone. But is Superman immortal or do Kryptonians just live far longer than humans under a yellow sun?

Superman and other Kryptonians, are not immortal perse. Under a yellow sun, they can ALMOST live indefinitely. Red Son is the perfect example of this. Clark outlives everyone until our sun finally becomes red.

Ah that would make sense. Stars don't stay yellow forever after all.

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

@CitizenBane said:

Some versions age normally (Kal-L), others have an extremely slow aging process.

I prefer the route Red Son chose.

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#12 Posted by Saren (24349 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Kingdom Come followed that route as well. Kal lived for a thousand years and was an old man in the 31st Century.

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#13 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@CitizenBane said:

Some versions age normally (Kal-L), others have an extremely slow aging process.

I prefer the route Red Son chose.

There is one good thing about the slow aging route. One of the original plans for the aftermath of COIE was to have the Earth One Superman stay and fight the Anti Monitor who instead of Earth Two Superman knocking out E1 Superman from behind and throwing him back to Earth. In that plan, E1 Superman died fighting the Anti Monitor and the E2 Superman promises to replace him. He then removes the grey streaks from his hair and claims that he had to find some way of making himself look older as once he reached his physical prime, he stopped aging physically. So that was the original plan for Superman after COIE but that was replaced by John Bryne's Superman: The Man of Steel series.

#14 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@Rumble Man said:

@nickzambuto: There are other immortal heroes, he could hang with MM and WW

Wonder Woman will be too busy mourning the death of Bruce to even think about hanging with the boy scout.
 
BAZING.
#15 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect:

Wonder Woman will be too busy mourning the death of Bruce to even think about hanging with the boy scout.
BAZING.

Now that bruce is dead supes got no competition in banging diana

Schwinggg

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

@CitizenBane: I merely never understood the reason why they aged him. I know it was to showcase how much time has passed but if he could live indefinitely under a yellow sun, why should he show signs of physical aging?

@Lvenger: Wow, I never heard that.

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#17 Posted by CrimsonCake (2666 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he can interact with Vandal Savage in a desolate world.

#18 Posted by supermanfan1234 (203 posts) - - Show Bio

read superman one million

#19 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: I remember reading it somewhere. I'll try and find the link so that there's proof about what I'm saying.

#20 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2519 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@CitizenBane said:

Some versions age normally (Kal-L), others have an extremely slow aging process.

I prefer the route Red Son chose.

There is one good thing about the slow aging route. One of the original plans for the aftermath of COIE was to have the Earth One Superman stay and fight the Anti Monitor who instead of Earth Two Superman knocking out E1 Superman from behind and throwing him back to Earth. In that plan, E1 Superman died fighting the Anti Monitor and the E2 Superman promises to replace him. He then removes the grey streaks from his hair and claims that he had to find some way of making himself look older as once he reached his physical prime, he stopped aging physically. So that was the original plan for Superman after COIE but that was replaced by John Bryne's Superman: The Man of Steel series.

Wow, that sounds like it would have been awesome! Huh, you know they could have done that when Superman got killed by Doomsday so we wouldn't have characters dying and coming back within 6 months to a year constantly.

#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

He got down with Wonder Woman after everyone dies.

#22 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude: I know how you feel about death being overused in comics and seeming about as meaningful as death is in Dragon Ball Z. But there are some characters who are too good to stay dead for long and have to be brought back. Superman and Batman are two notable examples. Though I'm not sure how I feel about Thanos' rebirth. Bendis did have a hand in it after all.

#23 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2519 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: Exactly. Death in comics before Superman "died" was permanent. Death of Superman killed death in comics. The only comics I can think of where death is permanent come from indie companies.

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

I think Supes is pretty much immortal in that he won't die of aging but while I see him outliving the humans he cares about I think he will die in some huge battle and sacrifice himself or something.

#25 Posted by Lvenger (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Another example I can think of is Marvel's Ultimate Universe. Both Ultimate Wolverine and Spider-Man have stayed dead for now.

#26 Posted by SuperJimmy (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman beyond.

#27 Posted by The Poet (8199 posts) - - Show Bio

@SuperJimmy said:

Superman beyond.

aanother good example of Superman outliving everyone he knows and loves is Superman 1,000,000 (from DC One Million). He stays in the sun and then he comes out and resurrects Lois Lane. (true story...)

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#28 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Another example I can think of is Marvel's Ultimate Universe. Both Ultimate Wolverine and Spider-Man have stayed dead for now.

Isn't there some kind of story about Ultimate Wolverine escaping hell?

#29 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2519 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

@Lvenger said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Another example I can think of is Marvel's Ultimate Universe. Both Ultimate Wolverine and Spider-Man have stayed dead for now.

Isn't there some kind of story about Ultimate Wolverine escaping hell?

That was in the mainstream universe

#30 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't that what happens in Kingdom Come?

#31 Posted by FrankenKong (227 posts) - - Show Bio

I had hope with issue #0 of Superman Beyond they would continue the story of Superman in the future where alot has changed. Would have liked to see Superman either decide to stay on earth to look after his adopted home and its new heroes or to leave and find new worlds to call home. But I guess ill settle for the story of Superman Beyond in the Batman/Justice League Beyond series.

#32 Posted by danhimself (21904 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman Batman: Generations...starts with Superman and Batman meeting back in the 30's and follows them in pretty much real time with each issue being 10 years further into the future until it eventually skips to the far future where Superman only has grey hair and Batman is still alive due to taking over the League of Assassins and using the Lazarus Pits to stay alive...even shows their kids and grand kids

#33 Posted by God_Spawn (35985 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Beyond unlimited touched up on this not too long ago.

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#34 Posted by Mia26 (145 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

@Rumble Man said:

@nickzambuto: There are other immortal heroes, he could hang with MM and WW

Wonder Woman will be too busy mourning the death of Bruce to even think about hanging with the boy scout. BAZING.

Well seeing as Superman fathered a several children with Wonder Woman. Then Batman died and Clark and Diana attended his funeral .

#35 Edited by ComicStooge (9737 posts) - - Show Bio

@FrankenKong said:

I had hope with issue #0 of Superman Beyond they would continue the story of Superman in the future where alot has changed. Would have liked to see Superman either decide to stay on earth to look after his adopted home and its new heroes or to leave and find new worlds to call home. But I guess ill settle for the story of Superman Beyond in the Batman/Justice League Beyond series.

Hehehe, we have the same avatar, dude.

Or we did, before I changed it.

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#36 Posted by spidermanandsuperman (259 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: since when is martian manhunter immortal?

#37 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidermanandsuperman: only weakness is fire right? and that is if he does not go fernus...

immortal as in live forever if not getting killed (healing and shapeshifting)

#38 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: Kingdom Come...DC One Million...

#39 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Superman will need to find a new girlfriend every 60 years.

#40 Posted by Wardemon32 (3653 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash decelerated Aging

#41 Posted by JSH92 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@spidermanandsuperman: only weakness is fire right? and that is if he does not go fernus...

immortal as in live forever if not getting killed (healing and shapeshifting)

I don't think Martians are immortal, I think they just live longer than humans. Technically, Superman isn't even immortal. If he lived under a red sun he'd die of old age just like any other Kryptonian.

#42 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@JSH92: well didn't he live for a long time in DC one million for sundipping?

given enough time MM could probably tinker with his body to emulate immortality

#43 Posted by JSH92 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: I have actually never read any DC One Million stories, so I wouldn't know. He probably could. I'm sure the writers would come up with something if they wanted him to be unagingable.

#44 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@JSH92: well given how characters with healing factors can achieve that then it should not be a hard feat for MM

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