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Following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a massive event which reset the entirety of the DC Universe's past continuity, major characters and features like Superman required a reboot to reestablish their histories in the new timeline. Man of Steel was a six-i

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Quote1 I may have been conceived out there in the endless depths of space... but I was born when the Rocket opened, on Earth, in America. I'll cherish always the memories Jor-El and Lara gave me... but only as curious mementos of a life that might have been. Krypton bred me, but it was Earth that gave me all I am. All that matters. It was Krypton that made me Superman... but it is the Earth that makes me Human! Quote2
-- Superman

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Following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a massive event which reset the entirety of the DC Universe's past continuity, major characters and features like Superman required a reboot to reestablish their histories in the new timeline. Man of Steel was a six-issue limited series exploring the origins and first adventures of Superman published in 1986, written and illustrated by John Byrne, with inks by Dick Giordano and colors by Tom Ziuko. The series was edited by Andrew Helfer. Following its publication, three other miniseries were published exploring the updated versions of various elements of Superman's supporting cast: World of Krypton, World of Smallville and World of Metropolis.

Although Man of Steel was considered the definitive Origin of Superman for over a decade, an updated version was published in 2004, written by Mark Waid, Superman: Birthright which contains contradictory and conflicting plot elements. Both of these versions were later made apocryphal by Superman: Secret Origin in 2009, now considered the official post-Infinite Crisis version of Superman's beginnings.

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After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 1985-1986 maxiseries which completely reset the continuity of the entire DC Comics Universe, all of DC's major characters and franchises needed to be updated to reflect the changes in the events of their lives. Multiple story arcs were put out to explain these rebooted versions of popular characters.


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The Origin of Superman is a popular concept fundamental to the Superman mythos that has received multiple treatments and iterations, usually involving significantly different versions of events.


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Superman and his supporting cast had their origins rewritten in the Man of Steel series written by John Byrne, following the Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1986. This was part of many sweeping changes made to continuity in the Post-Crisis DC Universe. These stories would be considered the definitive history until his origins were revised again in Superman: Birthright, written by Mark Waid in 2003.

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