52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Yes, the Achilles Heel of Superman.  Who knew that a souvenir from his birthplace would be the least homely thing to the Man of Steel.  Throughout the years, kryptonite has been used as a plot device to even the playing ground when pitting Superman against foes who didn’t match his strength or powers.  It’ll be interesting to see how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will use this famous green rock in a new way.

Did You Know?

  • Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel wrote an unpublished 1940 story titled “The K-Metal from Krypton” which featured a mineral that was a prototype for what would later become kryptonite.  This mineral, instead of just draining Superman of his powers, would also give ordinary humans superpowers.
  • Kryptonite was first mentioned in The Adventures of Superman radio show in June 1943 in the story arc “The Meteor from Krypton.”
  • Over the years, kryptonite has been seen in various forms: green, red, anti-kryptonite, x-kryptonite, blue, white, red-green, gold, red-green-blue-gold, silver, jewel, Bizarro red, red-green, red-gold, magno-kryptonite, red-green-gold, slow, kryptonite-x, pink, black, orange, and periwinkle.
  • On January 31, 2003, the University of Leicester commemorated the 70th anniversary of Superman by presenting the Geological Society with mock kryptonite which was actually krypton diflouride.  An actor dressed as Superman presented the kryptonite, housed in a glass dome, to the Geological Society.

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