Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Mr Miracle

Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle is not only a superhero; he's also the world's greatest escape artist. A New God from New Genesis, Mister Miracle is the son of Highfather, leader of New Genesis. Highfather and his evil counterpart, Darkseid, swapped baby sons in a peace treaty between New Genesis and Apokolips. However, while Darkseid's biological son Orion was raised as if he were Highfather's own, the baby who would become Mister Miracle was not so fortunate. Darkseid gave the infant to Granny Goodness, headmistress of The Orphanage, and was trained to become an aerotrooper. Named Scott Free, the young man was one of the best warriors on Apokolips. But an encounter with Metron of New Genesis changed Scott's destiny. Metron led Scott Free to Himon, an amazing scientist on Apokolips, who opposed Darkseid's evil and tyrannical rule. With help from Big Barda, Scott Free escaped Apokolips, and arrived on Earth.

Once here, Scott became a close friend of Thaddeus Brown. Brown was an escape artist who worked under the costumed alias of Mister Miracle. Tragically, Brown was assassinated by Steel Hand, a super criminal and gangster. Taking the mantle of Mister Miracle, Scott Free avenged Brown's murder. Becoming the new Mister Miracle, he utilized the advanced technology of the New Gods to perform amazing stunts, thus gaining fame as one of the world's greatest escape artists. Mister Miracle is befriended by Oberon, a silver-haired dwarf who serves as Mister Miracle's righthand man. But the better half of Mister Miracle is Big Barda. Operating between Supertown and Earth, Mister Miracle has proven himself a force for good too many times to count.

Both Mister Miracle and Big Barda have been members of the Justice League. The pair are two of Superman's closest friends. One memorable adventure the threesome shared was against Deathtrap (ACT #708 and MOS #43).

First Appearance: Mister Miracle #1

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 #123)

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