if you use that logic then the kryptonite shouldn't have effected him in the first place since supes had been "flying high" all day absorbing energy. the whole sun dip thing is dumb enough, Singer just complicated the matter.
Singer was not a so called superman fan. he only heard of superman from the George Reeves tv show and only learned about supes from the donner movies. He admitted he never read a superman comic (most likely played with dolls). He also said he mostly enjoyed the romance from the originals. He didn't rehash SR, he practically remade Superman 1.
Singer was making a sequel to supes 1 & 2 so having young clark wear glasses and fly before his trip to the fortress is a plothole.
it was introduced to give supes a reason to have more power. it's a relatively new power. like his soul vision . there is no difference between red and yellow sun energy. sun dipping should cause cell damage to him but whatever....
so now whenever supes is presented with a challenge he'll sun dip his way out of it.
Last edited by jedi90 on May 8th, 2011 at 06:57 AM
if i remember correctly, superman's power intensifies with the sun's radiation.. the radiation emitted by the sun is metabolized by superman's cells in such a way that makes him, well, super.. seeing as how the sun is ground zero for his "energy" source, a sun dip is the most logical thing to do when superman is in a bind.. he's been doing it for a while.. not too often, as Pr said, but he's been known to sun dip here and there..
All-Star Superman =/= mainstream Superman. They are two completely different versions of the character, from two completely different continuities. That said, mainstream Superman has sundipped numerous times on panel, with absolutely no ill-effect. He simply becomes more powerful for a duration of time, then the extra power he absorbed wears off, and he returns back to normal.
Regardless, Superman has been preforming actual sundips (or at least moving within close proximity to stars in order to empower himself well beyond the 'norm') for at least 13 years. Like it or not, it is a part of his powerset.
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