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The Superman Problem

What would happen if X fought Y?  It’s a terrible question when dealing with comics because the only correct answer is, “Who is writing and what does the story call for?”  It doesn’t matter who the two fighters are, whether it’s Superman versus another high powered character like Goku, or someone without powers, like the Punisher, or even Deadpools geriatric “friend” Blind Al.

These conversations will always devolve into some kind of comic book version of Deadliest Warrior, with each side reviewing the powers of each character and trying to quantify them into some kind of real world numbers, and applying real world physics to comic books to get a winner.

One of the characters that is almost always sure to cause a problem in discussions like this is Superman.  Why is this?  What makes Superman so special?  Well, let’s look at a few things that he’s done in the past.

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