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Superman

Nightwing I

Nightwing IV

Superbaby I

Superboy I


Note: Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman and Jimmy Olsen used identities modeled after Batman and Robin while engaged in adventures within the bottle city of Kandor.


Named for the Kryptonian birds the Nightwing and Flamebird, the two worked from a secret base known as the Nightcave.


Nick Name

The Action Ace

Man of Steel

Man of Tomorrow

Metropolis Marvel

Last Son of Krypton


Civilian ID

Kal-El


Adopted Name

Clark Joseph Kent


Note: Superman's Kryptonian name Kal-El resembles the Hebrew words קל-אל, which means "voice of God."


Occupation

Adventurer

Crime Fighter

Journalist

Novelist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin

Kryptonopolis, Krypton


Note: Rocketed to Kansas, United States, Earth-1


Group Affiliation

Justice League

Strike Force Superman


Base of Operations

Fortress of Solitude

Metropolis, New York

Smallville, Kansas


Height
6' 3"
Weight
225 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Solar enhanced biologically typical Kryptonian possessing superhuman 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.


Invulnerability is derived from a biological aura, which can be extended to other objects and beings within close proximity.


Above average intelligence with skills as an investigative journalist.


Note: Superman is unable to see through the element Lead.


Only known weaknesses are to red solar radiation, Kryptonite radiation, Kryptonian viruses and magic.


Kryptonite is a radioactive element native to the extinct planet Krypton, and depending on its color qualities, effects Superman in different ways. Green Kryptonite is deadly.


Xarxas is a Kryptonian virus which causes havoc with the mental reason and abilities of superhuman Kryptonians eventually resulting in coma and then death.


Accessories

Eye Glasses: Eyewear used as disguise in secret identity.


Kryptonian Rocket Ship: Spacecraft built by Jor-El to transport his son Kal-El to the planet Earth.


Phantom Zone Projector: Projection device created with Kryptonian science; capable of opening a dimension known as the Phantom Zone, where living being exist as ghost like entities capable of seeing the material world, but unable to affect it.


Resources of the Fortress of Solitude


Common Enemies

Atomic Skull I

Atomic Skull II

Brainiac 1

Brainiac 2

Brainiac 2.5

Brainiac-13

Bizarro

Cyborg II

Darkseid

Doomsday

Eradicator II

General Zod I

General Zod II

Gog

Imperiex

Kancer

Kalibak

Lex Luthor

Livewire

Metallo

Mongal

Mongul I

Mongul II

Mr. Mxyzptlk

Parasite

Prankster

Preus

Replikon

Ruin

Silver Banshee

Superman Revenge Squad

Toyman

Ultraman II

Vandal Savage


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics Vol. 1

Adventure Comics Vol. 1

Adventures of Superman Vol. 1

DC Comics Presents Vol. 1

JLA Vol. 1

Justice League America Vol. 1

Justice League of America Vol. 1

Superman Vol. 1 & 2

Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 1

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Vol. 1

Superman/Batman Vol. 1

World's Finest Comics Vol. 1


First Appearance

Superman

Action Comics Vol. 1 #1 (June, 1938)


Superboy I

More Fun Comics Vol. 1 #101 (Jan. - Feb. 1945)


Superbaby I

Superboy Vol. 1 #8 (June, 1950)


Nightwing I

Superman Vol. 1 #158 (Jan. 1963)


Creator

Superman

Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster


Superboy I

Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster


Superbaby I

Bill Finger & Curt Swan


Nightwing I

Ed Hamilton & Curt Swan


Origin

Before Krypton's destruction Jor-El rocketed his only son Kal-El to a primitive planet called Earth. Kal-El was discovered by a Kansas farm couple, John and Martha Kent, who raised the alien as their son Clark.


Upon maturity Clark exhibited incredible powers derived from his exposure to the yellow solar radiation of Earth's sun. With the moral guidance of his adopted parents and the inherited strength of his earth-bound Kryptonian biology, Clark became the worlds first superhero, Superman.


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