Alexander Luthor was originally the sole survivor of Earth-3, which was in a dimension in which Lex Luthor was the only super-hero on his planet, and constantly save humanity from the Crime Syndicate - an evil reflection of Earth-1's Justice League of America. Earth-3 and its dimension was one of the first realms wiped out by the Anti-Monitor's antimatter wave. When Luthor got wind of the Anti-Monitor's intentions, he took his son (whose mother is Lois Lane) and rocketed him throughout the dimensional barrier. A quirk in the space/time continuum saw a teenage genius emerge. The young Alexander Luthor was a key ally to the Monitor, Harbinger, and the scores of heroes who united to defeat the Anti-Monitor and his Shadow Demons.
At the conclusion of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, it seemed as if Alexander Luthor possessed the ability to harness cosmic energy. He became the human vessel into a pocket dimension. He took in Earth-2's Superman and Lois Lane, and Earth-Prime's Superboy, all of whom were left refugees when their realities were obliterated. For several moons, Alexander and his "family" seemingly resided in a comfortable limbo. But with new rifts in reality, and a growing tide of untold evil and darkness rising, Luthor and his friends have apparently made their presences known during the early days of the Infinite Crisis.
First Appearance: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (April 1985)
Who's Who in the Superman Comics
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
First Appearance refers to the issue since 1986 unless otherwise noted.