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Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
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Superman Returns The Junior Novel
Superman Returns The Junior Novel
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Superman Returns The Junior Novel
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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Graphic Novel Will Influence BATMAN VS SUPERMAN -AMC Movie News
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: AMC Theatres
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
DC’s Graphic Novel/DVD/Blu-Ray Combos - UNBOXING (Superman: Doomsday & Wonder Woman)
DC’s Graphic Novel/DVD/Blu-Ray Combos - UNBOXING (Superman: Doomsday & Wonder Woman)
Published: 2015/08/09
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SUPERMAN RETURNS and Crossover Films - AMC Movie News
SUPERMAN RETURNS and Crossover Films - AMC Movie News
Published: 2013/02/26
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Batman Dark Knight Returns Gift Unboxing!
Batman Dark Knight Returns Gift Unboxing!
Published: 2016/03/01
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Superman Doomsday Trailer!
Superman Doomsday Trailer!
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Snyder To Meet With THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Writer Frank Miller - AMC Movie News
Published: 2013/08/03
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Kingdom Come Trailer (Fan Made)
Published: 2016/09/11
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Remembering The Dark Knight Returns
Remembering The Dark Knight Returns
Published: 2015/12/09
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Superman: Red Son (Motion Comic)
Superman: Red Son (Motion Comic)
Published: 2013/11/24
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All Star Superman - Ending [2011]
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Top 10 Superman Graphic Novels
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The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.180:Dad's Effort Makes a Child Blossom[ENG/IND/2017.05.07]
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Superman Returns: Film Analysis # 4 (Part One)
Superman Returns: Film Analysis # 4 (Part One)
Published: 2016/06/29
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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 - Comic Breakdown!
The Dark Knight Returns - Comic Breakdown!
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The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.162 [ENG / 2017.01.01]
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.162 [ENG / 2017.01.01]
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Batman v Superman & Dark Knight Returns - Frame to Panel Comparison
Batman v Superman & Dark Knight Returns - Frame to Panel Comparison
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10 DC Graphic Novels You Must Read Before You Die
Published: 2017/11/27
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ZACK SNYDER V BATMAN V SUPERMAN (Part 2 of 4)
ZACK SNYDER V BATMAN V SUPERMAN (Part 2 of 4)
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Basically The Movie
The Dark Knight Returns: On the Subject of Closure (Understanding Comics No. 2)
The Dark Knight Returns: On the Subject of Closure (Understanding Comics No. 2)
Published: 2016/02/06
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Preparing for Batman v Superman, review of Enemies & Allies (novel), Comic and Screen
Preparing for Batman v Superman, review of Enemies & Allies (novel), Comic and Screen
Published: 2014/09/19
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Superman From New Dark Knight Returns 4 pack
Superman From New Dark Knight Returns 4 pack
Published: 2013/01/09
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Second Lois Lane Novel Coming - Speeding Bulletin (July 31 - August 6, 2015)
Second Lois Lane Novel Coming - Speeding Bulletin (July 31 - August 6, 2015)
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: Superman Homepage
J.J. Abrams version of SUPERMAN?- AMC Movie News
J.J. Abrams version of SUPERMAN?- AMC Movie News
Published: 2013/03/25
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Batman v Superman: What Went Wrong? – Wisecrack Edition
Batman v Superman: What Went Wrong? – Wisecrack Edition
Published: 2017/06/03
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Batman vs superman- dark knight returns
Published: 2013/02/02
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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
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Superman: Red Son Vs Batman [Fanedit]
Superman: Red Son Vs Batman [Fanedit]
Published: 2009/09/11
Channel: EditNinja
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
Channel: SFX
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.187 [ENG/IND/2017.06.25]
The Return of Superman | 슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다 - Ep.187 [ENG/IND/2017.06.25]
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: KBS World TV
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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Please Read My Novel 6-16-06
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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Part 1
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Part 1
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: Beyond the Lot
Batman The Dark Knight Returns SUB ITA - Batman vs Superman
Batman The Dark Knight Returns SUB ITA - Batman vs Superman
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: DC Serie Animate
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
Superman: Red Son Live-Action Film Coming Soon? and MORE!
Superman: Red Son Live-Action Film Coming Soon? and MORE!
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Hybrid Network
UNBOXING Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice con Graphic Novel (2 Blu-Ray)
UNBOXING Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice con Graphic Novel (2 Blu-Ray)
Published: 2016/07/18
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Batman vs Coringa: The Dark Knight Returns (parte 1)
Batman vs Coringa: The Dark Knight Returns (parte 1)
Published: 2013/04/21
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BLU-RAY UNBOXING - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [Blu-ray] [Graphic Novel] [Ultimate] 2016
BLU-RAY UNBOXING - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [Blu-ray] [Graphic Novel] [Ultimate] 2016
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Death of Superman & Superman Doomsday DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD Graphic Novel & Movie Set Unboxings
Death of Superman & Superman Doomsday DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD Graphic Novel & Movie Set Unboxings
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Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race - Trailer
Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race - Trailer
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The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus by Dan Jurgens - Book Review
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus by Dan Jurgens - Book Review
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Twins’ House - Here comes the angel, Seolhyun [The Return of Superman / 2017.01.01]
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Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice : Crossfire by Michael Keogg (Culz Book review )
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Bestbuy Exclusive Graphic Novel Ultimate Edition
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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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