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SUPERMAN TRIVIA

1) What is Clark Kent's middle name?


Superman's full Earth name is Clark Joseph Kent.

2) What is the name of the dimensional plane where Kryptonian criminals were exiled for their crimes?


The "Phantom Zone" was a dimensional plane where Kryptonian criminals were exiled for their crimes. The Phantom Zone was discovered by Jor-El in Action Comics #248 (1962), but it had appeared previously in Adventure Comics #283 (1961).

3) What super-villain killed the Man of Steel in Superman #75?


An alien behemoth known as Doomsday killed Superman. After a three-month hiatus on all Superman titles, all of them were relaunched with four new heroes, each claiming to be Superman reborn in some way. Eventually, of course, the real Superman returned after being regenerated in the Fortress of Solitude.

4) Which of Superman's sweethearts became the super-heroine known as Insect Queen?


In Superboy #124, Lana Lang rescues an alien visitor who has gotten himself trapped under a fallen tree. As her reward, Lana is given a ring which endows her with insect-like abilities. She quickly decides to use her new powers to begin a career as a super-hero and settles on the name "Insect Queen".

5) Who is the natural father of Daily Planet editor Perry White's son Jerry?


Lex Luthor is Jerry's natural father. He had briefly seduced Alice White while Perry was reporting overseas.

6) Who created Superman?


Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in 1933, but the character was repeatedly rejected until DC (National Periodicals) finally took a chance on the Man of Steel in 1938.

7) What member of the Superman family died in Crisis on Infinite Earths?


While other members of the Superman family simply ceased to exist, Supergirl actually dies in Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. According to Marv Wolfman, "Before Crisis it seemed that half of Krypton had survived the explosion. We had Superman, Supergirl, Krypto, the Phantom Zone criminals, the bottle city of Kandor, and many others. Our goal was to make Superman unique. We went back to his origin and made Kal-El the only survivor of Krypton. That, sadly, was why Supergirl had to die."

8) When did Lois and Superman first kiss?


It didn't take Lois long to fall in love with the Man of Steel. In Superman #3 (1940), Superman saves both Lois and a town from a flood, and she rewards him with a kiss.

9) What is Superman's Kryptonian name?


Superman's Kryptonian name is Kal-El. Jor-El was his father, and Zor-El was his uncle.

10) What was the name of Superman's birth mother?


Lara was the wife of Jor-El and the mother of Superman. Offered the chance to flee the impending destruction of Krypton by escaping to Earth with her infant son, she heroically refused to abandon her husband, remaining behind with him instead to perish in the cataclysm.

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