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Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Published: 2016/08/25
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Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Published: 2016/10/01
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The Dark Knight Returns Explained: Pt. 1 - Comics History 101
The Dark Knight Returns Explained: Pt. 1 - Comics History 101
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: IGN
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Published: 2016/10/14
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AUDIOBOOK : DC Comics : Superman: Doomsday || [ FULL ]
AUDIOBOOK : DC Comics : Superman: Doomsday || [ FULL ]
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Julian Cole
The Dark Knight Returns - Comic Breakdown!
The Dark Knight Returns - Comic Breakdown!
Published: 2016/03/23
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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Graphic Novel Will Influence BATMAN VS SUPERMAN -AMC Movie News
THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Graphic Novel Will Influence BATMAN VS SUPERMAN -AMC Movie News
Published: 2014/02/11
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Remembering The Dark Knight Returns
Remembering The Dark Knight Returns
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: DC Entertainment
Review as Read 41: The Return of Superman
Review as Read 41: The Return of Superman
Published: 2015/08/17
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Batman The Dark Knight Returns SUB ITA - Batman vs Superman
Batman The Dark Knight Returns SUB ITA - Batman vs Superman
Published: 2016/04/22
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Zack Snyder Talks Creating Batman v Superman's Batman
Published: 2015/10/22
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Kingdom Come Trailer (Fan Made)
Kingdom Come Trailer (Fan Made)
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Batman v Superman & Dark Knight Returns - Frame to Panel Comparison
Batman v Superman & Dark Knight Returns - Frame to Panel Comparison
Published: 2016/12/10
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Batman v Superman: References to "The Dark Knight Returns" Part 1
Batman v Superman: References to "The Dark Knight Returns" Part 1
Published: 2017/03/27
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Snyder To Meet With THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Writer Frank Miller - AMC Movie News
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: AMC Theatres
The Dark Knight Returns Explained: Pt. 2 - Comics History 101
The Dark Knight Returns Explained: Pt. 2 - Comics History 101
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: IGN
The Dark Knight Returns - Batman vs. Superman (From the Comics) HD
The Dark Knight Returns - Batman vs. Superman (From the Comics) HD
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: Garrett Gomes
Batman v Superman: What Went Wrong? – Wisecrack Edition
Batman v Superman: What Went Wrong? – Wisecrack Edition
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DC Collectibles - The All New Metallic Superman by Frank Miller Statue
DC Collectibles - The All New Metallic Superman by Frank Miller Statue
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: DC Entertainment
Batman Dark Knight Returns Gift Unboxing!
Batman Dark Knight Returns Gift Unboxing!
Published: 2016/03/01
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Man of Steel - Official Trailer 3 [HD]
Man of Steel - Official Trailer 3 [HD]
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: Warner Bros. Pictures
Batman v Superman: References to "The Dark Knight Returns" Part 2
Batman v Superman: References to "The Dark Knight Returns" Part 2
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Robot X
Batman: Death of the Family Radio Drama
Batman: Death of the Family Radio Drama
Published: 2014/04/28
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Superman From New Dark Knight Returns 4 pack
Superman From New Dark Knight Returns 4 pack
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: stewmurray47
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Superman Voice Actor Mark Valley Interviewed
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Superman Voice Actor Mark Valley Interviewed
Published: 2013/01/16
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Published: 2015/11/30
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11 Batman v Superman Easter Eggs You Didn
11 Batman v Superman Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Looper
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.162 [ENG / 2017.01.01]
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.162 [ENG / 2017.01.01]
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: KBS World TV
Review: Return of Superman
Review: Return of Superman
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: Dr. Lemonade
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS | The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS | The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Happy Dragon Pictures
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I- Batman Vs. Mutant Leader 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I- Batman Vs. Mutant Leader 1
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: BatScenes
Please Read My Novel 6-16-06
Please Read My Novel 6-16-06
Published: 2010/08/29
Channel: GardenPartyRock
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus by Dan Jurgens - Book Review
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus by Dan Jurgens - Book Review
Published: 2015/07/26
Channel: GaryReviews
Superman: Red Son Vs Batman [Fanedit]
Superman: Red Son Vs Batman [Fanedit]
Published: 2009/09/11
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The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.3 (2013.12.22)
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.3 (2013.12.22)
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The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.180:Dad
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.180:Dad's Effort Makes a Child Blossom[ENG/IND/2017.05.07]
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Channel: KBS World TV
The Batman/Superman Movie: World
The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest - Atop the Fourth Wall
Published: 2017/02/27
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Twins’ House - Here comes the angel, Seolhyun [The Return of Superman / 2017.01.01]
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Channel: KBS World TV
Goku VS Superman 2 | DEATH BATTLE!
Goku VS Superman 2 | DEATH BATTLE!
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: ScrewAttack!
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Movie Trailer
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Movie Trailer
Published: 2015/11/26
Channel: Mindd Kidzag
Custom Kitbash DC Comics Multiverse Dark Knight Returns Superman Action Figure
Custom Kitbash DC Comics Multiverse Dark Knight Returns Superman Action Figure
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Brad & Margaret - Geek and Wife Chronicles
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Preparing for Batman v Superman, drawing on The Dark Knight Returns, Comic and Screen
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Honest Trailers - Watchmen
Honest Trailers - Watchmen
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Superman/Batman: Return of Supergirl Variant 2 Pack
Superman/Batman: Return of Supergirl Variant 2 Pack
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The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.5 (2013.12.29)
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.5 (2013.12.29)
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Channel: KBS World TV
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Easter Eggs in Batman V Superman: I Believe You
Published: 2016/09/03
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The Dark Knight Returns vs. Superman - "Great Scott" Episode 91 (Oct. 12th, 2012)
The Dark Knight Returns vs. Superman - "Great Scott" Episode 91 (Oct. 12th, 2012)
Published: 2013/06/28
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Smallville/Dark Knight: Supergirl (Cinematic Trailer)
Smallville/Dark Knight: Supergirl (Cinematic Trailer)
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Superman Returns
The front cover has the title, in light blue, above the Superman logo. The title and the Superman shield are embossed and set against a blue blackground. The cover is essentially the original teaser poster for the film.
The book cover of the novelization for the movie Superman Returns.
Author Marv Wolfman
Language English
Genre Superhero fiction

Superman Returns is a novel written by Marv Wolfman (author) based on the movie Superman Returns (2006).

The story[edit]

  • The book is a movie tie-in and is, therefore, basically the same as the movie with minor changes that come with artistic license. However, two major changes significantly deviate from the movie: Superman not having a shard of kryptonite inside him as he throws the kryptonite island into space and Jason’s non-linkage to Superman.
  • Superman retaining his powers even with a piece of kryptonite inside him is a hot topic that puts consistency into question, as evidenced by the talk pages.
  • Jason’s real identity is a fertile ground for a sequel.

Minor Details[edit]

  • Superman’s trip to Krypton is detailed in the book (ch. 5, pp. 37–48). This is most probably the segment in the movie that did not make the final cut.
  • Jor-El and Lara's courtship is presented (ch. 1, pp. 12–17).
  • Clark remembers the first time he used his heat vision, triggered by hormonal spurts, just like in the TV series Smallville (p. 64).
  • Ma Kent is dating Ben Hubbard, selling the Kent farm and moving to Montana (p. 76).
  • In the movie, it is implied that Jason recognizes Clark as Superman when the child sees the reporter beside the image of Superman on TV, in the Daily Planet. In the book, Jason recognizes Superman as Clark and has nearly finished articulating his observation when Superman cuts him off, in the seaplane after Superman saved the trio – Lois, Richard and Jason – from the sinking ship (p. 285).
  • The bank robber shot Superman’s head, not specifically stated as the left eye as shown in the movie (p. 183).
  • The Fins played against the Ravens in the Boeing 777 rescue scene (p. 136).
  • Clark has taken in eight bottles of beer (p. 112) at the Ace o' Clubs with a ninth in front of him that he pushed away (p. 117) before saving the space shuttle and the airplane.
  • In the movie, it appears that Lois fell for Richard White because Richard is the human version of Superman: good-looking, confident and can fly (a plane). In the book, Clark thinks that Richard looks very much like him, i.e., Superman (p. 153).
  • It is implied in the book that Superman created the crystal ship, that he used to visit the remains of Krypton, in the Fortress of Solitude (p. 89).
  • It was Lex Luthor with the help of Stanford who released the photos of the remains of Krypton, leading to Superman leaving Earth (p. 297).

Major Details[edit]

  • Superman lifts the kryptonite island without a shard of kryptonite imbedded in his body. Only a stab wound with no bleeding is noted by hospital personnel (p. 316).
  • Jason is not linked to Superman. Brutus is killed by Lois by pulling a bookcase down his head, snapping his neck (p. 256). However, just like in the movie, it is Jason who finds Superman near-drowning (p. 303). There is no scene in the book where Superman recites Jor-El’s words to Jason.

Media Translations[edit]

  • Films and books are different media. Framing a story from film to book and vice versa is not always flawless.
  • Marv Wolfman dated his Acknowledgments 12/15/05. The screenwriters may have made changes after said date (assuming Marv Wolfman finished the novelization on said date). Since the book is published 27 days earlier than the movie opening, it is possible that the “major details” are deliberately changed to keep the surprises intact.

References[edit]

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