Its from the perspective of us, the readers, who are watching Red Hood talking and interacting with people at normal human speed and we didn't even have Superman on panel until he'd already stopped (and since his cape was flapping in the wind instead of still flying forward once he was on panel, he presumably had stopped long enough for it to have stoped as well, though of course, comic book physics might not care about capeodynamics).
It was not told from the perspective of a reader who was keeping track of Superman at insanely superhuman speeds during his trip. Hell, we can't even say HOW Clark found them, much less how long it took him to stop. Therefore, not a reflex feat beyond "superhuman. "
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We see and hear nothing else to suggest otherwise.
We should simply take the feat at face value if there is nothing in-story to warrant otherwise. The cape flapping proves nothing. As I said before, physics do not correlate correctly in fiction.
Last edited by Gram; 12-24-2012 at 04:01 PM.
Okay so, just for fun take #2.
Using the New York Academy of Medicine's Library claim of it having over 550,000 volumes.
Like before lets assume each book has 1000 pages and that each page takes 1 minute to reach for a regular human.
So, 550,000,000 minutes.
Now let's change that into seconds, because seconds are cooler and easier to work with.
550000000*60 = 33000000000 seconds. It would take you that to read all books there.
Now let's go with the logic from the first calculation. If you are X times faster Y, you can do everything Y does X times faster.
Now if your average joe can run at 10m/s (He can't actually. This is faster than most humans save Olympic athletes, but once again this is a high end).
Now sound speed is at 340 m/s, so that's 34 times faster than a regular human.
Actually you know what? Let's raise the time to 34 000 000 000 seconds. Make it easier for me.
So if you're 34 times faster, you will do what takes a regular human 34 000 000 000 seconds in just 1 000 000 000.
Now let's go 1000 times faster than that (Mach 1000)
It would take you 1 000 000 seconds to read it all.
Now again a thousand times faster (Mach 1 000 000)
It would take you 1 000 seconds to read it all.
Now just double it (Mach 2, 000,000) to make it 500 seconds. That's one hundred less than the 600 seconds (10 minutes) Superman did it in.
That's a little more than twice the speed of light. It is also absurdly high end given that I used one of the largest collections of medical books, assumed they all have one thousand pages, and so on.
Mind you, this is all assuming this method actually works, which I'm not even sure. Brains are so not my specialty.
Edit: Wait, it's actually 5 minutes (300 seconds). Forgot about that. Meh, double it again. Four times the speed of light. Kind of.
That seems pretty good to be honest.
Though, the Pluto to Earth feat still puts Kal-El at higher speeds than that.
Unless there is sometime in the story that he traveled at the insane FTL speeds that he did in that issue and made a sudden stop due to ftl reflex's, and was actually shown to us other than him floating in one place. Then we should not take it at face value. Take another look at the scan I posted. We actually see the feat happening. We read about it, we see him dragging along the planets. In another issue we have that supes moving so fast he is about to bust into heaven. We see him doing this, it is explained to us via narrator and then again by the Specter.
You are trying to say he has super reflex's merely because he is floating there. He traveled at FTL speeds. But that is all we know.
That's a fact from what we can see in the scans. Any other assumptions are unwarranted and baseless. Also, if every feat had to be explained in detail then the DBZ side would also be much slower.
Dudes, seeing as we are entering a yes no argument.
Wait a day or two for a mod to settle this.
In the meantime, sit back, relax, go to a Christmas party. Whatever you wish to, just stop the thread from growing another three pages overnight.
Okay, that's something I can agree with.
And on these boards, EVERY feat has to be explained in detail. That is the point.