M'Onel (Mon-El)


Nick Name

Seeder of Planets


Civilian ID

Lar Gand


Bob Cobb




Legal Status
Citizen of the United Planets without a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
20th-Century Daxam
Group Affiliation


Legion of Super-Heroes

Base of Operations
United Planets Space of the 30th Century.
6' 1"
165 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Solar enhanced biologically typical Daxam possessing super-strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, laser vision, x-ray vision, macroscopic and microscopic vision, acute senses, hurricane force and super-cooled breath, ability to live without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time and an extremely long life expectancy.

Note: Although Daxam physiology responds to yellow solar radiation in the same manner that Kryptonians like Superman they do not share the same vulnerability to Kryptonite. Instead Daxamites are vulnerable to the common element lead.

M'Onel's vulnerability to lead is halted by a serum created by Brainiac 5 after he cured him of lead poisoning. The serum must be taken regularly and has the beneficial side effect of rendering an immunity to red solar radiation.


Resources of the Legion of Super-Heroes

Common Enemies



Regularly Appearing

Adventure Comics Vol. 1

Legion of Super- Heroes Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4

The Legion Vol. 1

Legion Worlds Vol. 1

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1

Valor Vol. 1

First Appearance
Superboy Vol. 1 #89 (June, 1961)
Robert Bernstein & George Papp

Born in the 20th century, Lar Gand wandered the galaxy after learning of his father's death. For a short time, he assisted L.E.G.I.O.N., a private interplanetary security force, under the code name Valor.

An alien race called the Dominators had genetically re-engineered hundreds of captive Earthlings to a point where they could no longer survive on their native planet. Valor not only rescued them but found planets suitable for their altered metabolism, thus 'seeding' many of the worlds that would eventually form the United Planets.

Later, dying from lead poisoning, Lar Gand was spared when Superboy projected him into a timeless, spaceless dimension known as the Stasis Zone. A thousand years later he was released and cured by the Legion.

To avoid being mobbed by millions of faithful Valor-worshipers, Lar adopted a new secret identity, taking the ancient Martian name for wanderer, M'Onel.

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