Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Kismet

Kismet

Superman first confronted Kismet following the Satanus/Blaze War (AOS #494). She said she existed between dark and light, illuminating the pathways to both. "Call me Fate - Destiny - Kismet." She does not judge, but she offers people the choice between good and evil. She reviewed many of the choices Superman had made, showing him the possible outcomes of each. (One of them is a quick scenario of pregnant Lois Lane dying when the baby kicked her.) She also appeared to Jonathan Kent when he lay near death following his heart attack (AOS #500).

Kismet reappeared at the end of the Superman Forever comic book warning of cosmic upheavals in time. In the ensuing weeks, Superman co-existed in four different realities. Kismet appeared to him as a little girl in each plane of existance, trying to warn him. Eventually, (SUP #138) she was able to appear in her true form. She told him that they shared a bond, a connection, and she warned him about her arch-enemy, Dominus. Dominus attacked them, and Kismet was wounded but she escaped. Superman and Waverider managed to hide Kismet in the past as Clark's childhood friend Sharon (SUP #139).

Sharon became the superheroine known as Strange Visitor, wearing Superman's old blue energy costume and had quite a few adventures, which sadly ended in her demise at the end of the war with Imperiex. In a last ditched effort to defeat Imperiex, Strange Visitor revealed to Superman that she was Kismet merged with Sharon Vance before heroicly giving over all of her energy to Superman to enable him to defeat Imperiex (SUP #173).

First Appearance: AOS #494 (Sept 1992)



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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