Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Gangbuster

Gangbuster

(Jose Delgado) - former crimefighter in Metropolis. Jose Delgado grew up in the Metropolis area known as Suicide Slum, becoming skilled in boxing. After working with Lois Lane to investigate one of Lex Luthor's plots, Delgado adopted the crimefighting identity of Gangbuster. After suffering a spinal injury saving Lois, while recovering with the assistance of an implant, Delgado found someone else masquerading as Gangbuster. This turned out to be Superman suffering mentally after fighting Brainiac and killing three deadly criminals in a "pocket universe" (see Supergirl). After recovering Delgado found the implant was a LexCorp device and that Luthor controlled his body. Luthor forced Gangbuster to attack Prof Hamilton, who was able to alter the implant. After again recovering Delgado's life fell apart and he had trouble keeping jobs. Delgado has had relationships with Lois Lane and Cat Grant. Delgado occasionally operated as Gangbuster but eventually left Metropolis following Superman's apparent death, considered a fugitive by the Metropolis police.

First Appearance (Jose Delgado): AOS #428 (May. 1987)
First Appearance (Gangbuster): AOS #434 (Nov. 1987)



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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