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10 Superman Comics quizzes and 100 Superman Comics trivia questions.
  Superman Comic Books    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a fairly easy quiz on Superman. The general fan should be able to get most of these right. If you like this quiz, be sure to check out my other comic book quizzes, too. Have a good time, all the time.
Easier, 15 Qns, TripleThreat, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
5735 plays
  "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 1 editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" was an "imaginary story" published in two parts that was intended as a grand finale for the Silver Age version of Superman. This quiz concerns part 1, published in "Superman" #423 in September 1986.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Jun 29 21
agentofchaos gold member
Jun 29 21
331 plays
  Superman is Cool!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Superman is cool! This is my quiz dedicated to him.
Easier, 10 Qns, moriarty, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
7223 plays
  "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" was an "imaginary story" published in two parts intended as a grand finale for the Silver Age version of Superman. This quiz concerns Part 2, published in "Action Comics" #583 in September 1986.
Tough, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Jun 29 21
agentofchaos gold member
Jun 29 21
103 plays
  Krazy Kryptonite    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz designed to see how much you really know about Superman's Achille's Heel, Kryptonite.
Tough, 10 Qns, KalElOfKrypton, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
4065 plays
  Superman - all those "L.L."s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Superman has always surrounded himself with people whose initials are "L.L." If you take this quiz, you may find out the reason why! But probably not.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Lucien, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
2935 plays
  Trying to be the "Man of Steel"!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Superman is certainly one of the most iconic heroes in the superhero genre and as such numerous other heroes have been created in direct reference to this character. Let's see if you can identify the Superman copycat.
Difficult, 10 Qns, t-ruckus, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
1044 plays
  Deadly Kryptonite    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Below are 5 forms of kryptonite.... I'll give you the type of kryptonite effect on Superman and Kryptonians, you fill in the kryptonite color associated with the effects. Good luck!
Average, 5 Qns, willysteal, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
2915 plays
  Super Random Superman Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about "The Man of Steel"? Well here's ten bits of trivia that'll have you kneeling before Zod!
Difficult, 10 Qns, residentblagg, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
370 plays
  "Action Comics" #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is to test your knowledge of Superman's first comic, "Action Comics" #1. Beware, it's difficult.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, TeamRNL, Jun 29 21
Very Difficult
Jun 29 21
1466 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What color kryptonite is harmless to Superman, but is deadly to all plant life on any world?

From Quiz "Deadly Kryptonite"

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Superman Comics Trivia Questions

1. Superman makes his first appearance in "Action Comics" #1, Vol. 1. What is the cover date (month and year)?

From Quiz
Super Random Superman Trivia

Answer: June 1938

Although it bears the cover date of Jun. 1938, "Action Comics" #1, Vol. 1 was actually released on April 18, 1938.

2. Who is the praetor of the elite corps of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard?

From Quiz Trying to be the "Man of Steel"!

Answer: Gladiator

Gladiator is the most powerful known member of the Imperial Guard. Gladiator possesses vast superhuman strength, the exact limits of which are unknown. He once lifted and supported the entire Baxter Building, indicating that he is capable of lifting far beyond 100 tons. This strength level places him in the same strength-class with physical powerhouses such as The Hulk, Juggernaut, Thor, Hercules, and a few others. In addition to his extraordinary strength, he is virtually invulnerable and has survived an explosion of nearly nova force uninjured. Gladiator is vulnerable to certain unspecified wavelengths of radiation.

3. How many basic colors of Kryptonite are there?

From Quiz Krazy Kryptonite

Answer: 5

Going outside of the normal 5 basic colors, there are actually 11 different colors of Kryptonite, but the last 6 don't show up that often.

4. Lois Lane was the first "L.L." in Superman's life. A couple right from the get-go, the 1940's (Earth-2) Superman and Lois eventually got married, and had a series togther in the comic "Superman Family". What was the name of the series?

From Quiz Superman - all those "L.L."s

Answer: "Mr. and Mrs. Superman"

This light-hearted series had Clark as editor of the Daily Star, and re-introduced many characters from the Golden Age. Lois and Clark even attended the wedding of the Earth-2 Batman and Catwoman in one issue.

5. What is the object Superman is holding on the cover?

From Quiz "Action Comics" #1

Answer: A car

The famous cover depicts Superman lifting a car over his head and crushing it against a rock.

6. What color kryptonite causes weakness and is eventually fatal to natives of Krypton?

From Quiz Deadly Kryptonite

Answer: green

Green kryptonite was created by the radiations of the exploding planet Krypton.

7. What is Superman's birth name?

From Quiz Superman Comic Books

Answer: Kal-El

Superman's natural parents named him Kal-El. When he arrived on Earth, his adoptive parents gave him the name Clark Kent.

8. Who is Clark Kent married to?

From Quiz Superman is Cool!

Answer: Lois Lane

Clark and Lois got married in 1997.

9. Lois resumes her tale by describing how she and her friends were standing on the balcony as they watched Superman destroy what object used to gain access to his Fortress of Solitude, where they were all holed up?

From Quiz "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 2

Answer: A golden key

The entrance to Fortress of Solitude consisted of a large gold-colored door with a giant keyhole that was opened by a massive golden key, shaped like an arrow, so large it could only lifted by someone with strength on par with Superman. Because of its size, the key was normally left outside the Fortress, hanging on brackets beside the door. It is not really explained why Superman felt the need to destroy the key, rather than bring it inside. However, doing so creates a sense of drama that matches the tone of finality that characterizes this story.

10. Who is considered to be Superman's first "super-villain"?

From Quiz Super Random Superman Trivia

Answer: Ultra-Humanite

The original Ultra-Humanite was introduced in "Action Comics" #13 and met his end in "Action Comics" #21... by taking a swan dive into a volcano.

11. This guy is a fictional character in the "Marvel Comics" universe, who lived in Iowa with his two fundamentalist parents. He believes his powers are a "gift from God". He first appeared in "Marvel Knights" Spider-Man #14. Who is this character?

From Quiz Trying to be the "Man of Steel"!

Answer: Virtue

Ethan works at The Daily Bugle as the new star reporter and becomes a superhero called Virtue, asking Peter Parker to train him. It is revealed that Ethan's origins and powers aren't quite what they seem after Reed Richards performs some tests. He is as fast as the Human Torch, can see Sue when she's invisible, lifts as much weight as Ben can, and heals injuries. After a fight, the press show up and Virtue takes off to protect his identity, but the press got a full facial photograph of Ethan as Virtue.

12. How many different varieties of Red Kryptonite have been featured?

From Quiz Krazy Kryptonite

Answer: 56

All different forms of Red K do different things to Superman, but one rule always applies: the effects are always temporary (usually lasting from 24-72 hours) and they can only work one time on each person they are used on. Superman keeps all the different types stored in his Fortress of Solitude just in case he can ever use the unique abilites they give.

13. Why does Clark Kent apply for a job in the newspaper industry?

From Quiz "Action Comics" #1

Answer: To get news dispatches promptly

Clark wants to get a job at the newspaper so he get the news faster than everyone else.

14. What color kryptonite affects Superman in manners that are unpredictable and temporary?

From Quiz Deadly Kryptonite

Answer: red

Red kryptonite is the result of green kryptonite passing through a crimson cloud.

15. What is Superman's Earth name?

From Quiz Superman Comic Books

Answer: Clark Kent

Everyone knows Superman is Clark Kent.

16. What is Superman's secret identity?

From Quiz Superman is Cool!

Answer: Clark Kent

17. Brainiac/Luthor and the Kryptonite Man arrive in the arctic to begin their attack on Superman when they are joined by what time travelling supervillain team?

From Quiz "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 2

Answer: The Legion of Super-Villains

The Legion of Super-Villains are evil counterparts of the Legion of Superheroes and like them are from the thirtieth century. They consist of Saturn Woman, Lightning Lord, and Cosmic King - names that mimic those of the Legion of Superheroes' founding members, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, and Cosmic Boy. They recognize Lex Luthor and are momentarily surprised to discover that his body has been taken over by Brainiac. Recovering their poise, they explain that according to legend, during these days, "Superman met his greatest foe in battle and was no more." Based on this, they wish to join in the "assured and predestined slaughter of Superman." Brainiac naturally assumes that he is Superman's greatest foe (although it turns out that he is sorely mistaken) and accepts their help because of their knowledge of future events.

18. Which color of Kryptonite is only fatal to Bizarro creatures?

From Quiz Krazy Kryptonite

Answer: Blue

Bizarroes are imperfect clones of Superman, and instead of being allergic to green K, they are allergic to blue K. The first Bizarro was created when Lex Luthor hit Superman with a duplicating beam, but both of them were surprised to see that Superman's clone wasn't quite the same as the original.

19. Lois's sister Lucy Lane was an airline hostess who dated Jimmy Olsen. In the first modern appearance of Bizarro, he sacrificed himself to cure Lucy of what?

From Quiz Superman - all those "L.L."s

Answer: blindness

In John Byrne's 1987 re-boot of Superman, "The Man of Steel", Bizarro is created at Lex Luthor's orders.

20. What newspaper does Clark work for?

From Quiz "Action Comics" #1

Answer: The Daily Star & Daily Star

Even though he is later known as working for the Daily Planet, in "Action Comics" #1 he works for the Daily Star.

21. What color kryptonite can permanently rob Superman of his super powers?

From Quiz Deadly Kryptonite

Answer: gold

Gold kryptonite is produced by exposing green or red kryptonite to intense nuclear radiation.

22. What is Clark Kent's profession?

From Quiz Superman Comic Books

Answer: Reporter

Superman has been a reporter since his creation over 60 years ago.

23. Clark Kent works where?

From Quiz Superman is Cool!

Answer: The Daily Planet

Mr. Kent works for the Daily Planet.

24. By the evening of Brainiac's arrival, many of Superman's friends and allies arrive in the arctic, attempting to assist him, but they are unable to do so. What stops them?

From Quiz "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 2

Answer: An impenetrable force-field erected by Brainiac

Many well-known superheroes make cameo appearances, including Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel, but none of them can break through Brainiac's force-field that completely surrounds Superman's fortress. Brainiac and his allies begin attacking Superman's fortress with weapons from Brainiac's ship. Superman destroys most of these from long range with his heat vision. However, when he and his faithful companion Krypto the Superdog attempt a more direct counter-attack, they are driven away by the Kryptonite Man, whose powers seem to have mysteriously increased tenfold.

25. Soon after the incident with Bizarro, Toyman and the Prankster attack Clark Kent with what?

From Quiz "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 1

Answer: Superman action figures

While at work at the TV news studio, Clark receives a package containing a bunch of Superman action figures, which his colleagues initially assume are ordinary toys. However, they soon start moving of their own accord and attacking the studio with heat vision. Clark is caught in their attack and his clothes are shredded, revealing his Superman costume underneath, exposing his secret identity publicly.

26. Superman's well-known weakness is a space rock called Kryptonite. So when and where did Kryptonite make it's first appearance?

From Quiz Super Random Superman Trivia

Answer: June 1943: "The Adventures of Superman" (Radio Series)

Superman co-creator Joe Siegel penned an unpublished story in 1940 called "The K-Metal From Krypton", which featured a Kryptonite-like meteor. In the story, Superman reveals his secret identity to Lois Lane, which is why it is believed the story never saw print.

27. While attending university, Clark met Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from Atlantis. Believe it or not, she went around in a wheelchair with a blanket covering her fishy parts. Clark knew something was unusual about her, but what did he suspect she was?

From Quiz Superman - all those "L.L."s

Answer: A foreign spy

Paranoid Clark Kent's first suspicion is that Lori is sending secret mesages to a foreign government hoping to overthrow the US. Then he immediately falls in love with her. What a guy.

28. Who killed Jack Kennedy?

From Quiz "Action Comics" #1

Answer: Bea Carroll

The night singer who killed Jack Kennedy and framed Evelyn Curry is Bea Carroll.

29. What color kryptonite is harmless to Superman, but deadly to Super Bizzaros (imperfect duplicates of Superman and his friends)?

From Quiz Deadly Kryptonite

Answer: blue

Blue kryptonite is an imperfect duplication of green kryptonite manufactured by Superman using a "duplicator ray" machine.

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