Superman: Man Of Tomorrow brought with it a new era for the DC Animated Universe. A flawed classic, it had its ups and downs. Here are some facts about Superman: Man Of Tomorrow to make you love it just a little bit more.
The Green Lantern Reference
When Lobo lands on Earth, he claims that the planet lies within the domain of Sector 2814. In the comics, that is the designation given to that particular area by the Green Lantern Corps. In the comics, the entirety of the known universe is divided int0 3600 sectors, each with its own Green Lantern Guardian. The Earth sector falls under Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart’s jurisdiction. That was indeed a fun reference. Lobo might have already encountered a Green Lantern in the past. The part where he put the green Kryptonite inside a ring was also a pretty intelligent reference.
Lois Lane Would Do ‘Anything’ If Its For a Story
When Luthor is addressing a group of reporters during the beginning of the movie, Lois Lane jumps the gun and plays a recording of Luthor proving just how wicked he is. Lois Lane accuses Lex Luthor of fraud. Luthor denies those charges even after Lois plays the recording. But it is the way in which Lois caught Luthor with his hands inside the cookie jar that caught our attention. After the recording is finished, Lex asked whether Lois enjoyed her drink. Miss Lane is young and ambitious. That is all we will say. It was not just a ‘date’ if you ask us.
Lois Also Followed Batman
There are several references to the Dark Knight right from the beginning of the movie. Batman is all over the news. Even Martha Kent mentions him while talking to Kent. When Lois and Clark were having a casual conversation, he sees pictures of the Batman in one of the pages of her file folders. Los Lane following Batman is nota new thing. What’s interesting is that Lois was not even a full blown reporter by then. She had just joined the Daily Planet. Moreover, she found the Caped Crusader intriguing right when she was a grad student. That’s some might fine taste right there.
Martian Manhunter’s Human Form
In the early phases of the movie, we see an African-American man in an overcoat and sunglasses keeping an eye on Superman. He seems to be following him around. When Lobo is about to get the better of Clark, the mysterious Gestapo looking person reveals himself to be Martian Manhunter. His Martian Name is J’onn J’onzz. In the comics, Martian Manhunter has taken the name of John Jones, a private investigator. That name and profession was also used for the character when he debuted in The CW Network’s Supergirl.
Lobo is very, very, very hard to kill. In the comics, Lobo is near immortal. He can come back from any injury including being ripped apart to pieces. In Man Of Tomorrow, Lobo uses a suicide vest to detonate an explosive device to take down Parasite. It only ends up powering the entity even more. Lobo is blown to smithereens, with only his severed hand surviving the explosion. After Parasite’s death, Lobo returns from the dead. His ability to bounce back from any injury is what makes him truly unique as a character.
Lobo Lied (He Was Responsible For His Species’ Destruction)
Before leaving for hunting down another bounty in a different part of the universe, Lobo claims he was the one who killed all his people. After looking at their horrified faces, he corrects himself, claiming he was merely kidding. In the comic books, Lobo was personally responsible for the destruction of his race. Unlike the Martian Manhunter and Superman, Lobo is the sole survivor of his people because he willed things to be that way.