A former professor, enjoying his retirement.[1]

Retirement is the act of leaving one's occupation, usually because of age, or because one has accumulated a decent amount of money, to live the remainder of their lives without working a job.

Whether he's actually retired or not isn't clear, but the Super Friends affectionately call the Scarlet Cyclone by the name Retired Man, although he doesn't like being called that.[2]

During the era of the McCarthy hearings, a number of superheroes had retired, prompting the United States Government to bring back Task Force X.[3]

In the 1970s Maximus Mole was a retired professor of speleology, who enjoyed his retirement by searching for the legendary Bottomless Cave, which he does eventually discover, along with Molesville, an incredible subterranean jungle.[4]

On Earth-Two circa 1978, Superman retired, insisting that the JSA elect Power Girl for full-time membership to replace him.[5]


  1. As seen in The Mysterious Moles.
  2. As seen in The Challenge and The Roast.
  3. As seen in The Atlas of the DC Universe.
  4. As seen in The Mysterious Moles.
  5. As seen in Showcase # 99 (1978) -- reprinted in Issue # 20 of the Superfriends (1980).

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