52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Superman Going Rogue

Batman’s nightmare scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows Superman to have gone rogue, or, at least, militarized with his own minions.  Though the Man of Steel most people know stands for all that is good, there are cases and stories where Superman, or a version of him, has gone to the dark side.

Did You Know?

  • Superboy-Prime is a supervillain from a parallel Earth called Earth-Prime.  Created by writer Elliot S. Maggin and artist Curt Swan, the character made his first appearance in DC Comics Presents #87 (November 1985).
  • Ultraman is a supervillain from a parallel Earth called Earth-Three.  Created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, the character made his first appearance in Justice League of America #29 (August 1964).  This Superman also becomes stronger every time he’s exposed to kryptonite.  In most incarnations, this character is also part of evil versions of the Justice League.
  • In Superman III (1983), Superman was exposed to a corrupted impure form of kryptonite which turned him evil.  The altruistic good Superman soon split from him and the evil Superman was killed by his predecessor in the famous junkyard fight scene.
  • Red kryptonite, introduced in Adventure Comics #252 (September 1958), originally weakened Superman, but later caused him exhibit strange behaviors.
  • Black kryptonite, introduced in Supergirl #2 (October 2005), causes Superman to split into two separate people: one good and one evil.
  • In the 1980s – 1990s television series The Adventures of Superboy, Superboy traveled to a parallel dimension where he met a tyrant version of himself known as The Sovereign.
  • In Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity: The Mastermen #1 (2014), Earth-10 sees the landing of baby Kal-L in the Nazi-occupied Sudetenland in 1930.  Raised by Adolf Hitler, the baby grows up to be The Overman who helps the Nazi Party conquer the world.

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