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Drug slang A regional term for LSD
Social medicine One of the costumes worn by Fathers for Justice members protesting lack of access to their children. See Two-parent advantage
Vox populi ‘The Man of Steel’ A comic book superhero who first appeared in the 1930s in DC Comics, and is arguably the best-known American cultural icon. Sightings of him on the street in the 1950s carried the tagline, 'It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!' He possesses extraordinary powers, traditionally described as 'faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound'.
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The book, Tye's fifth, covers every aspect of Superman, who turned 75 this year, from the original comic books and strips to animated films, radio, television, movies, novels, and video games.
Superman is a timeless inspiration to us all part of his popularity from generation to generation, says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post.
In Superman, some see the Messiah, sent to save the world.
Snyder reimagined Superman in his June blockbuster "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.
Superman stands in Tehran silently for 24 hours as he is pelted with gasoline bombs, but also receives roses and cheers from the demonstrators.
Superman is more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
THE STORY This hefty box set contains all of the Superman films and will keep Man of Steel fans happy for many hours.
In the form of flashbacks (some actually taken from the older movies), we see how Lois discovers Clark Kent is really Superman, sleeps with him, but is made to forget with an amnesia-producing kiss.
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