Superman Leaping Tall Buildings – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Does Superman leap tall buildings “in” a single bound or “at” a single bound?

A whopping 94% of fans agree that Superman leaps tall buildings “in” a single bound, but did you know, the most popular version of the intro, the 1950s “Adventures of Superman” TV series, has him leaping tall buildings “at” a single bound?

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Does Superman leap tall buildings "in" a single bound or "at" a single bound?
  • In 94%, 160 votes
    160 votes 94%
    160 votes - 94% of all votes
  • At 4%, 6 votes
    6 votes 4%
    6 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Unsure/Undecided 3%, 5 votes
    5 votes 3%
    5 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 171
November 25, 2020 - December 2, 2020
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December 3, 2020 7:33 am

That’s very interesting. 🙂

December 3, 2020 10:31 am

I don’t know if it’s just the poor audio quality of the time but the way the announcer says “at” still sounds like kinda like “in”.

December 3, 2020 1:38 pm

I don’t know… I thought we might be dealing with a Mandela effect, but honestly, I listened to it a few times. It sounds like “in” to me.

December 4, 2020 2:12 am

Either way, the book the Physics of Superheroes calculates the gravity of Golden Age Krypton based on how much energy it takes to leap over a tall building. They define such as Superman then being able to leap 1/8 of a mile, 660 feet. Roughly the height of Trump Tower in New York.

December 4, 2020 2:15 am

Also the Fleischer studios intro sounds a bit like “in” to me.

December 8, 2020 2:39 pm

Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold?

December 15, 2020 6:48 pm

Would Superman’s ability to fly even be classied as leaping these days? Does he leap? or does he fly? Back in the time of the Fleischer Superman series, we see Superman jump to incredible hights. And in the George Reeves Superman series, he would literally bounce out a window to his flight scenes. However in Christopher Reeve’s time as Superman, Superman would just defy gravity without so much as a jump. He just willed himself up in the air. And even these days, Superman tends to just will himself off the ground with little or no effort. In Superman Returns… Read more »

Last edited 3 years ago by Superman2878