Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Carapax

Carapax In September of 2006, long-time Blue Beetle foe Carapax, tussled with Superman on the streets of Baltimore. Carapax: Originally Conrad Carapax, an archaeological rival of Dan Garrett, the original Blue Beetle. Carapax followed Garrett to a place called Pago island years and years ago on the day that Garrett was killed, touched an experimental wire in Jarvis Kord's laboratory and inadvertently transferred his brain into a Kord robot.

Now, according to Superman, Carapax, who once called himself Carapax the Indestructible Man, is a brilliant scientific mind "fused into a suit of alien armor." According to Superman, Carapax' brain is trapped in the suit and Carapax continually searches for a way out. Carapax was searching for circuitry only available in Baltimore and he started tearing the town apart. Superman intervened, attempting to use his heat-vision to stop the villain, but Carapax' new Thermocouple Converters convert the heat-vision to strength and Superman began having more difficulty. Then Firestorm arrived, intent on turning the suit to a gas in order to remove it from the man he assumed was inside. Superman explained to Firestorm that Carapax wasn't inside the suit but rather the suit itself and that turning the suit to gas would kill him. So instead, Firestorm turned half of the copper wiring in Carapax to germanium, cutting off his energy supply and knocking the villain unconscious. Baltimore police then took Carapax away with a crane [Action Comics #841 (September 2006)].

First Appearance: Blue Beetle #1 [Series 2] (June 1986)
First Superman Appearance: Action Comics #841 (September 2006)



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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