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The 20 Greatest Examples of Superman Being a Jerk

Updated March 3, 2020 17.9k votes 3.6k voters 1.7m views20 items

"Superman is a d*ck" is a concept originally conceived by the fine folks at Superdickery.com. In one of the earliest great things on the Internet, they compiled over 300 examples of Superman being selfish, needlessly cruel, and an all-around jerk in old comics from the '40s, '50s, and beyond.

Here's the absolute best of the "Superman is a d*ck" concept, out of over 300 examples. And yes, these are all real. A lot of them are just from a time in which they were selling Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane comics by using a premise that doesn't actually apply to what is in the comic book itself. Some of these even say "this is not a cop-out" because most of them were. The contents of the inside of the comics most often had absolutely nothing to do with the covers. The covers where Superman is a d*ck were just ways for comic book companies and stores to entice readers to buy these probably horrible, yet now classic comic books.

  • 5

    Another One Where Superman Denies People Water

    Another One Where Superman Denies People Water
    Photo: DC Comics
    963
    122
    Super jerk?
  • 6

    The One With Nazi Hitler Superman

    The One With Nazi Hitler Superman
    Photo: DC Comics
    941
    118
    Super jerk?
  • 7

    The One Where Superman Gets All End-Of-The-Worldy

    The One Where Superman Gets All End-Of-The-Worldy
    Photo: DC Comics
    755
    82
    Super jerk?
  • 8

    Another One Where Lois = His Emotional Rag Doll

    Another One Where Lois = His Emotional Rag Doll
    Photo: DC Comics
    898
    118
    Super jerk?