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    1The creators sold their rights to Superman for only $130.

  • 2A bizarre number of people in Superman's life have the initials "L.L." (Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Lucy lane, Lori Lemaris, Lex Luthor, Lyla Lerrol, Linda Lee).

  • 3The death of George Reeves, star of the 1950s Superman series, is mired in controversy, with many claiming he was murdered rather than committed suicide.

  • 4Kryptonite, Perry White and Jimmy Olsen all first appeared on the Superman radio show, not in the comics.

  • 5A special form of kryptonite (pink) alters the sexual preferences of straight Kryptonians (such as Superman).

  • 6An early version of Superman, created for a short story called "The Reign of the Super-Man," was a villain created by a scientist's experiment gone awry.

  • 7Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in Dawn of Justice, played George Reeves (the TV Superman) in 2006's Hollywoodland.

  • 8The Superman radio show helped to expose secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

  • 9He once fought Muhammad Ali suggested byRaymond Leduc

  • 10The proposed Superman Lives movie was never filmed, but star Nicolas Cage received $20 million anyway.

  • 11President John F. Kennedy made an appearance in a Superman comic – after he had been assassinated.

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