July 31, 2021

Who's Who in the Superman Comics

NewsTime Magazine

One of the world's most prominent periodicals, NewsTime is a major weekly news magazine on par with Time, Newsweek. Released weekly, NewsTime has been a leading magazine in America for decades. Based in Metropolis, it not only competes with other magazines, but quite naturally, newspapers like The Daily Planet and The Daily Star. Online, it aggressively vies with LexCom.

NewsTime is owned by Collin Thornton. While he is one of the world's most influential men, he is secretly the demonic Lord Satanus. When Metropolis was destroyed, every building was decimated... except for the NewsTime Building. While Superman has faced Lord Satanus repeatedly, neither he nor anyone else has uncovered the fact that Thornton and Satanus are one and the same. Perhaps one reason why Thornton has successfully hidden his true identity is because as owner of NewsTime, he has managed to keep NewsTime as a nonbiased magazine, and not as a tool to manipulate the truth, as Lex Luthor has done so with LexCom, LNN, and the other media organizations he owns.

At one time, Clark Kent served as the publisher of NewsTime magazine, but his job was compromised when the Kryptonian Eradicator manipulated Kent's persona into that of a cold, calculating Kryptonian.



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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