Superman is one of the oldest and most established superheroes in the genre, but that doesn't mean the Superman introduced on the cover of Action Comics #1 is the same Superman who graced a cover in 2020. Over time, different writers and artists have reshaped the Man of Steel into something new.
DC is full of alternate versions of its characters, and Superman is no exception. Over the 80+ years he's been in print, the Man of Steel has gained new powers, lost some he only used once or twice, become stronger, he's died, been reborn, and he's even been split in two.
Whenever a new creative team takes on the character, there's a good chance something will change about Superman. Still, not every version of the Man of Steel could be considered to be as strong as the one who came before, or after, and there's a lot of variations on his strength throughout these alterations.
Determining which version of Superman is the most powerful requires comparing them all in an imagined battle royale. The last Superman standing must be the most powerful, and these ten versions of the Last Son of Krypton are truly the strongest ones ever created.
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