ByArleo LaRocque, writer at
Arleo LaRocque

At the beginning of this month the superstar creative team of Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. brought us Superman #38 which was well publicized as the debut of Superman's first new power in decades. In the comic we find out that this new power is called the "super flare", which is caused by Superman releasing solar energy from all of his cells as opposed to just his optic nerve which allows him to fire his iconic heat vision. This new super flare is highly destructive, but doesn't come without a price. When Superman uses this power, he temporarily loses his powers for 24 hours, because his cells need to recharge. So for 24 hours the Man of Steel is human. This appears not only a new power, but a new weakness as well adding to kryptonite and magic.

Let me know what you guys think of this new "power" in the comments below.


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