August 1, 2021

Who's Who in the Superman Comics

Supermen of America

During the period where Superman was patrolling the earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Supermen of America were formed. The death of Junior K-D (lead singer of the band "Crossfire") planted the seed for the formation of the group when Outburst (a new teen Super-hero) realised that something had to be done in Metropolis in the absence of the Man of Steel. Lex Luthor also recognised the potential of such a group, and set about recruiting Outburst and other young meta-humans to galvanize Metropolis' youth against gang warfare and violence, dubbing them "The Supermen of America". The team consists of the magnetically powered Outburst (Mitch Andersen) a devoted fan of the Man of Steel since he saved his mother and baby sister from the rampaging Doomsday; White Lotus (Nona Lin-Baker), the only female member who is adept in martial arts enhanced by a mystic auar; The Loser (Theo Storm) who possess a powerful dermal force field; Pyrogen (Claudio Tielli) a pyrokinetic; and Brahma (Cal Usjak) a super-strong and near invulnerable power-house. A sixth founding member, Psilencer (Tim Townsend) had the ability to combine narrow fields of pre-science and telepathy to his advantage as "tactical intuition" but was sadly shot dead in a fight with gang members.

First Appearance: Mitch Andersen - SUP #74 (December 1992)
First Appearance: Outburst - SUP #141 (January 1999)
First Appearance: Nona and Tim - AOS #565 (March 1999)
First Appearance: SoA Team - Supermen of America #1 (March 1999)



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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