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  • I found that I can't post anything on the thread below. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned John Byrne and the Freemasons in the same thread?

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    • Superman Family #172 confirms that Lois Lane has a pilot's license and that she can fly a jet at the edge of space and zap a bunch of falling satellites in an emergency.

      Also, I finally got to the Private Life of Clark Kent story where Clark goes to a bar and orders milk... None other than Superman #292, which I previously only possessed in the form of trade paperbacks, such as Superman vs. Lex Luthor, collecting only the main story, naturally. But now I have the real enchilada to feast on for the purposes of my magnum opus.

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    • Evidence that Superman using vibratory tricks when he could use them back in Superman #199 and #220: In Superman Family #175, Superman "vibrates himself invisible" to keep from Morgan Edge's niece Stephanie from seeing him changing in a broom-closet, which he explicitly attributes to the Flash teaching him how. Now, I don't know how one vibrates himself invisible, but I guess it would involve generating such oscillations that the afterimages formed somehow fall neatly inside the "minus" zones in each retinal ganglion cell's receptive field that correspond with decreased activation. Or maybe he somehow generates oscillations such that light rays somehow pass in between the spaces of the atoms and molecules which comprise him. F*$# if I know. Question then would be how Superman can do as such when any such vibrations would necessarily be the product of muscular contractions, whereas these solutions imply generating vibrations as a much smaller scale than that. At least the Flash eventually got the Speed Force to explain BS like that, and if it were Captain Marvel/"Shazam" we could pin it on magic.

      Fun fact: Apparently in the 70s, Black Canary's sonic scream was consistently referred to as "the sonic whammy." Not just once off or something, but as the official name for that power, until they changed it to the far less stupid-sounding but still-kind-of-silly-sounding Canary's Cry.

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  • Hi Part of what has driven me through Brainiac's history is trying to find the first time that Brainiac's home was actually called 'Colu'. I've narrowed it to between Adventure Comics 356 (it's called Yod) and Superboy and the LoSH 227 (where it's called Colu). I assume there's a note somewhere in the wiki.

    You've got Brainiac down so i thought i'd ask about the first named appearance of Colu.

    The 'lie' of Brainiac's lineage was an interesting one, as DC considered Brainiac's organic, Bryakian origin canon until they wrote the editorial in Superman 167 where they said that they were retconning him.

    Superbaby was taken to Brainiac's planet -- though I agree that they didn't actually say that planet was Bryak; just that Brainiac claimed to have come from Bryak. Though it was a narration note, rather than Brainiac, that said he had a 200 year lifespan and thus needed the suspended animation in Action 242.

    I'm not disagreeing that the Bryakian lie is canon now - i'm trying to get the the truth before that lie, when Brainiac did need the suspended animation and he came from a dead planet.

    Any thoughts on this?

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