August 1, 2021

Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Maxwell Lord

Maxwell Lord has historically been portrayed as an unscrupulous business mogul, and manipulator of superhumans. In his earliest appearances, he was the principal financier of the relaunched Justice League International. He funded the JLI Embassy headquartered outside Metropolis. Eventually, his smarmy schemes and cunning led to a gulf between he and the Justice League.

Conflicting tales pointed to Maxwell Lord being deceased sometime ago, but he recently reemerged as an insider of the latest OMAC Project. In the process of a confrontation with Superman, Wonder Woman had no choice but to kill Lord, which has led into a fallout between the Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess.

First Appearance: Justice League International #1 (May 1987)



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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