Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Vandal Savage

Vandal Savage

He is one of the world's most evilest men, and truly one of the few super villains to battle a who's who of super heroes. Vandal Savage is a Cro-Magnon man, who was given immortality and enhanced intellect when he encountered a mysterious meteorite. Several heroes have faced Vandal Savage throughout the ages: The Immortal Man, The Resurrection Man, the original Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Flash, The Ray, both The Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America, and The Titans.

Add Superman to his list. Vandal Savage has faced Superman on several occasions, and is at the top of Superman's own list of deadliest villains. Once, Savage attempted to alter time, but was foiled by The Man of Tomorrow. When Vandal Savage tried to rule the world again, he was stopped by The Immortal Man, who enlisted Superman, Animal Man, Cave Carson, Rip Hunter, Dolphin, and The Sea Devils to aid him in Vandal Savage's defeat.

To date, Vandal Savage's most ambitious plot involved a union between himself and Solaris, a supercomputer and artificial sun. From the far future, the two of them, along with a rogue Starman, tried to destroy the Justice League of America, and its future counterpart, Justice Legion A. Their actions led to the destruction of Montevideo, Uruguay's capital. It would have culminated in the assassination of Superman Prime(the modern Superman, who resides on the sun in the far future). Thanks to Superman, Solaris was defeated and the universe was saved. Vandal Savage escaped, and will no doubt return to plague The Last Son of Krypton once more. (DC One Million miniseries and trade paperback)

Vandal Savage's first appearance: Green Lantern #10 (first series, 1940s)



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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