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The Five: Superman

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2. Superman, Abridged
If you haven’t read the comics these past 75 years, here’s what you’ve missed (mostly).

Superman is born on the planet Krypton shortly before it explodes, escaping on a rocket bound for Earth. He crash-lands in Kansas, where he’s discovered by the Kents, who raise him as Clark. After graduating from Metropolis University with a major in journalism, he takes a reporting job at the Daily Planet. Over decades, he spars with nemesis Lex Luthor, works with the Justice League, and falls in love with Lois Lane eventually marrying her. Superman dies during a fight with bad guy Doomsday. Four pretenders emerge to take his place, including an evil cyborg, whom Superman battles upon his return from the grave. Later, he grows a mullet, and then briefly becomes two beings, Superman-Blue and Superman-Red. Recently, Superman began dating Wonder Woman and quit the Daily Planet to become a blogger.


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