Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Sam Lane

One of the leading generals in the United States military, Sam Lane is also the hard-as-nails father of Lois Lane, ace reporter for the Daily Planet and the wife of fellow journalist Clark Kent.

Making no secret that he wanted a son, Lane always pushed Lois to her limits, and even though she became a reporter and not a soldier, Sam's gruff personality managed to rub onto Lois, as she proved during the early part of her relationship with Clark Kent.

When Lex Luthor was elected President of the United States of America, he appointed Sam Lane as his Secretary of Defense. Lane proved himself worthy of the appointment, but sadly, was killed during Imperiex's invasion of Earth.

Recently, Lois Lane and Clark Kent revealed that Luthor, by way of his association with Brainiac 13, knew of the impending invasion, and could have saved the lives of millions, including that of General Lane. How this will affect his Presidency, has yet to be revealed. But what has not come into question, is the courage displayed by Sam Lane, as he died defending his nation, and the world.



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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