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Friday November 7, 2008 1:41 pm

Clark Kent Without Glasses?

Posted by David Torres Categories: Editorials, DC Comics,


In one of the latest issues of “Action Comics,” Clark Kent is asked whether he would consider laser surgery so he can get rid of his glasses. This got me thinking. In order for Clark Kent to hide his secret identity as Superman, he wears a pair of glasses. Over the past decade more and more people have been getting laser eye surgery to eliminate the need for eyeglasses. If things continue to go on like this and technology continues to improve, will no one in the world have to wear glasses? If so, what does it mean for Clark Kent? Does DC Comics have to find another way for Clark Kent to hide his identity? The removing of the glasses and the ripping open of the dress shirt to reveal the “S” on his costume is an iconic image for Superman. Will this hurt the character if he no longer wears glasses? Sounds silly? Maybe. Something to think about kids… feel free to leave your comments!



I’m going to say he hides his identity through the use of a wig.  Easy.

That or Clark fakes a domestic partnership with some guy (Jimmy Olsen?) ala that Sandler movie with the King of Queens.  By day, he’s Clark Kent, loving partner of whomever.  By night, he’s Superman KICKING major butt… and nothing else.


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