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Superman (The Return of Doctor Mysterio)

Superman in a comic book (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio)

Superman, the alter-ego of Clark Kent, (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio) who was sometimes referred to as Man of Steel, (PROSE: The Shining Man) was a fictional superhero and the main character in the comic book series of the same name. (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio)

Fictography Edit

The last of his kind, Superman crash-landed on Earth as a baby. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men) In his later life, Kent worked as a reporter at the Daily Planet, alongside Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. His editor was Perry White. (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio) At one point, he had a snow fortress. (PROSE: Dear Great Uncle Peter)

Powers and abilities Edit

Superman had the ability to fly. (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio) Kryptonite was his weakness. (AUDIO: Starfall)

References Edit

In one issue of a comic, he was faced up against Batman, and, as the cover promised, "only one can survive!" (PROSE: Curiosity)

In 1957, Korky Goldsmith claimed that Superman and Nyssa "would get along like a house on fire" as she was likewise the last survivor of her planet. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)

The Twelfth Doctor read a Superman comic, and revealed to Grant that Superman and Clark Kent were the same person, making the point by drawing Clark Kent's glasses on Superman. When Grant told him that it was known by everyone (in the real world), the Doctor noted that Lois Lane did not know despite being a reporter. (TV: The Return of Doctor Mysterio)

Noah Holland had a toy torch in the shape of Superman. (PROSE: The Shining Man)

One New York City resident, upon seeing the Doctor's TARDIS materialise, wondered if Superman would come out of it. (COMIC: Kane's Story)

Behind the scenes Edit

As he revealed at the 2016 New York Comic Con, Superman, or more specifically Clark Kent, is Steven Moffat's favourite superhero. In writing the Ghost (Grant) in The Return of Doctor Mysterio, Moffat was particularly influenced by Clark Kent, and took inspiration from the Christopher Reeve Superman films of the 1970s and 1980s.

Superman appears as a playable character in LEGO Dimensions.

When Paul Kupperberg served as editor at DC Comics, he edited and sometimes wrote for Superman, among other titles, and also wrote for the newspaper strip of the same title.

Jim Broadbent, who played Jean Pierre Dubois in Superman IV: Quest for Peace, played an invalid Eleventh Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death. He was considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor.

William Russell, Susannah York, Shane Rimmer, Sarah Douglas, David Neal, John Hollis, Tony Selby, James Garbutt, Harry Fielder, Alf Joint, Roger Brierley, Terry Walsh, Tony Sibbald, Robert Beatty, Henry Woolf, R. J. Bell, Esmond Knight, Eiji Kusuhara, Peter Roy, David Garth, Rex Robinson, Kiran Shah, David de Keyser, Burnell Tucker, Kerry Shale, David Forman and Alan Tilvern all appeared in the 1978-1987 Superman film series.

David Warner and Eliza Roberts played Superman's biological parents Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode "Foundling".

George Murdock appeared in two Superman television series: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville.

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