Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Daily Planet

Daily Planet

The Daily Planet is not only Metropolis's leading daily newspaper, it is also one of the world's most popular and read dailies. While originally "A Great Metropolitan Newspaper", the Planet has transcended its "humble" beginnings and become a national periodical, rivalling the likes of The New York Times and USA Today.

With its headquarters in Metropolis capped by a revolving globe, the Daily Planet Building is one of the city's foremost icons. It is spearheaded by Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Perry White. Over time, White has drawn the most talented and capable writers to his operation, including Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen.

Like any credible media outlet of our age, the Daily Planet keeps readers updated not only with its newspaper, but also with its website, that competes with MSNBC and CNN's own newscasting, in bringing the news to an informed public on a 24-hour schedule. It has also taken part in television broadcasting. During the Silver Age, the Planet was owned by Morgan Edge, and was part of the multimedia conglomerate Galaxy Broadcasting System. In some tales, the Planet operates its own 24-hour news channel: Planet News Broadcasting, which features star anchor Angela Chen.

But the core of the Daily Planet's operations is THE journal of record it consistently publishes. In an age of seemingly biased newspapers (some leftist/liberal and others with right-wing editorial pages), and even those news outlets whose owners are clearly interested in corporate spin, Perry White has succeeded in keeping his newspaper on course: providing up-to-date news, in an honest manner... devoid of spin.

First Appearance: Reference to, MOS #1 (July 1986)
History of, The World of Metropolis #1 (1988)
Upgraded due to B13, Superman Y2K (1999)



Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Introduction

This is a listing of many of the notable characters and a few places that have appeared in the Superman comics from the 1986 revamp up until around 2008.

NOTE: A new, and more current version of the Who's Who is currently being worked on and can be accessed by clicking here.

Although Superman often appears in other DC Comics, this text's information is limited mainly to what has occurred in the regular Superman comics.

Many thanks to Scotty V, Derrick Lyle Coleman, Dean Vanek, Genevieve Clemens and Benjamin Grose who all helped out at one time or another with writing and updating these Who's Who descriptions.

The listings are displayed as follows:

  • Surname, Firstname - Text describing the character, place, object, etc...

Relevant issues of the Superman comics are listed as such:
  • SUP = Superman
  • MOS = Man of Steel
  • AOS = Adventures of Superman
  • ACT = Action Comics
  • MOT = Man of Tomorrow

The Issue Number for each of these titles is written in this manner: “#000”. (e.g. SUP #123)

“First Appearance” refers to the issue since 1986 unless otherwise noted.



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