Who's Who in the Superman Comics

The Question

Meet Vic Sage - intrepid news reporter. What you don't know is that Mr. Sage is secretly the superhero known as The Question! Thanks to his close friend Prof. Rodor, The Question is created by a special gas Sage emits from his belt. The gas alters the color of whatever Sage is wearing, into a light bluish tone. It also bonds a bizarre mask to Sage's face, making The Question appear as if he is a faceless man. Trained in several martial arts (especially from the legendary Lady Shiva), The Question has managed to wage a one-man war against organized crime.

Originally, The Question operated between Chicago and Hub City. He later showed up in Gotham City, assisting The Huntress. More recently, The Question has appeared in Metropolis. As true an enigma as his name suggests, The Question leaves little answers, and has only befriended a handful of superheroes. It remains to be seen what kind of relationship this crimefighter will ultimately have with Superman...if they meet at all. Another interesting possibility is if The Question encounters The Creeper. Both heroes are mysterious, and share a number of fascinating similarities: they are secretly journalists; they use devices to alter their physical appearances; and both are extremely acrobatic and dangerous fighters.

A formidable hand-to-hand combatant, The Question has battled corruption and mobsters throughout America. In the Midwest, The Question has operated in Chicago and Hub City. He's no stranger to Metropolis, and has made the city his new home. He's a strident opponent of Lex Luthor, and recently chronicles revealed he was a college classmate of Lois Lane. In regards to Superman, the Man of Steel has found The Question to be a true enigmatic, yet unrelenting ally against evil.

First Appearance: Blue Beetle #1 (second series, originally published by Charlton Comics)

Factoid: The Question and The Creeper are both the creations of artist Steve Ditko, the man credited with co-creating and illustrating Spider-Man. Back in the 1970s, before The Question was purchased by DC, Mr. Ditko developed a similar, but more bizarre version of the character - Odd Man. Originally seen in house ads promoting the DC Explosion, Odd Man eventually went into obscurity when DC cut back on its titles during the late 1970s.

Who's Who in the Superman Comics


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.