posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Voidmaster
And, being WAY too young to remember the said power level of Superman during ANY Age, might you please explain what that means?
Sure can. Over the years, Superman's powers have changed significantly. When he first appeared in Action Comics #1, he was strong enough to lift a
car over his head, but not much more than that. He couldn't fly, but could leap great distances (about an eight of a mile, if I recall). This version
of Superman and his powers heralded the start of what came to be known as the Golden Age of comics.
Later, Superman's powers began to be altered as new writers developed the character further. During the later Silver Age, Superman's powers were at
their peak. He was strong enough to move planets in their orbits with effortless ease. He was fast enough to travel faster than light and could even
travel backwards in time. This coincided with the period known in comics as the Silver Age.
The problem was, with Superman's powers at this god-like level, it was increasingly difficult for the writers to devise challenging opponents for
him. To counter this, Superman's powers were gradually lessened over the years, to their current form. Now, it is generally acknowledged that
Superman is strong enough to lift planes and buildings, but maybe not planets. his speed has also been capped at the light-speed barrier. So, even
though he's still the strongest character in the DC Universe, Supes no longer possesses the unbelievable power levels he used to 30 or 40 years
[edit on 24/9/06 by Jeremiah25]