Who's Who in the Superman Comics

The National Whisper

Based in Metropolis, The National Whisper is America's leading tabloid. Printing all sorts of stories, with most of them leaning to the absurd, The National Whisper has run afoul of the Man of Steel on occasion. One such incident took place after the apparent death of Lex Luthor. The paper printed the headline, "Superman Helped Luthor Fake Death, Says Expert." Once aware of the article, Superman immediately flew to the offices of The National Whisper, and confronted the editor on duty.

"...Maybe the Whisper doesn't have the rep that the Planet or the Star do, but our job is still the same... to sell papers!" (from ACT #668)



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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