Superman (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Real Name: Clark Kent / Kal-L
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Range of powers frequently a matter of dispute, though generally he was seen to be less powerful in the 1930s, but roughly of the same power-set as the more familiar, Earth 1 version thereafter.
Lois was about his only weakness for his first 15 years. Then, in Superman #61, Kryptonite finally made it into the books, and he was revealed to be weakened, but not (at least at first) fatally affected by those little bits from home. He was inconsistently seen as not being invulnerable to magic -- which, as with all versions of Superman, isn't quite the same thing as saying he is especially debilitated by magic.
The original version of the character, as created by Siegel and Shuster.Retroactively accepted as "Superman of Earth-2" -- although there are some scholars who say that the differences between "Superman of Earth-2" and the "Superman of the Golden Age" are too different to be considered the same character. It is clear, though, that DC wants us to believe that they're one in the same, so that's what we'll try to believe. It does get tricky with some particular stories -- generally those in the formative years of the multiverse -- to do that.In the years leading up to the Crisis, this version was visually distinct from the "main", Earth-1 version in that he had graying temples and a version of the suit taken from the first few years of Action Comics. However, in the opening years of the multiverse, he wasn't really all that visually different from Earth 1's Superman. There are many stories from the Weisinger years in which it was important that the story explicitly said it was on Earth-2 for one to know which Superman it was.One of the significant differences between Superman (Earth-2) and Superman (Earth-1) was that the Earth-2 version never had a career as any version of Superboy. With the merging of the multiverse post-Crisis, Superman (03) inherited this trait from Superman (Earth-1).
First Appearance: Justice League of America (1960) #73
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#2 A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
- 'Looking Back At Tomorrow'#4
- 'Dances With Monsters'#5
- 'Stars In Their Courses'#7
- 'Going Down'#9
- 'Dream of America'#10
- 'Stop the Press'#11
- 'Batwoman Begins!'#36
- 'How To Win A War In Space'
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
#461 Adventure Comics (2009)
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; Wonder Woman]'#462
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; W.W.] Death of E2 Batman'#466
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA]'
Adventures of Superman (1987)
#560 Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane (2012)
- 'The Super-Rivalry That Rocked Metropolis!'#561
- 'Waves of Deception'#612
- 'The Living Double of a Single Fiction'#649
- 'Superman, This Is Your Life, Part 3'
HC Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
- 'Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane'
HC All-New Collectors' Edition (1978)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
C-54 All-Star Comics (1940)
- 'SUPERMAN vs. WONDER WOMAN'
#62 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'When Fall The Mighty'#63
- 'The Death of Doctor Fate'#64
- 'Yesterday Begins Today!'#65
- 'The Master Plan Of Vandal Savage'#66
- 'Injustice Strikes Twice!'#69
- 'United We Fall!'#70
- 'A Parting Of The Ways!'#71
- 'The Deadliest Game in Town!'#74
- 'World On The Edge Of Ending'
Annual #2 Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
- 'The Ultra War!'Annual #3
- 'Justice Society of America'#1
- 'The World on Fire!'#1 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The World on Fire!'#2
- 'The Tyrant Out of Time!'#3
- 'The Dooms Of Dark December!'#4
- 'Day of the Dragon King! Chapter One'#7
- 'Carnage For Christmas!'#13
- 'One Day, During the War...'#17
- 'To Slay The Body Electric'#20
- '...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!'#21
- 'A Tale of Three Citadels!'#21 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'A Tale of Three Citadels!'#22
- 'The Powerstone Corrupts -- Absolutely!'#22 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Powerstone Corrupts -- Absolutely!'#23
- 'When Fate Thy Measure Takes...!'#23 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'When Fate Thy Measure Takes...!'#24
- 'The Man Who'll Know Too Much!'#25
- 'The Infinity Syndrome!'#25 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Infinity Syndrome!'#26
- 'Talons Across Time!'#27
- 'A Spectre is Haunting the Multiverse!'#31
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#32
- 'Crisis on Earth-X! The Prequel'#36
- 'Thunder Over London!'#37
- 'Lightning In Berlin!'#38
- 'Detroit is Dynamite!'#50
- 'Crisis Point!'#53
- 'Worlds In Turmoil'#54
- 'The Crisis Comes To 1942! (And Vice Versa)'#58
- 'I Sing The Body Robotic!'#59
- 'Out Of The Ashes...Mekanique!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'
#7 Ambush Bug: Year None (2008)
- 'Special Superman Issue!'#11
#3 America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
- 'A Ton of Bricks, A Jug of Whine-- And Thou!'
#1 Arak Son of Thunder (1981)
- 'I Accuse'#2
- 'Trial By Congress'#3
- 'Hostile Witness'#4
- 'D-Day For Degation'
#15 Blackest Night (2009)
- 'The Slayer From The Wine-Dark Sea'
HC Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps (2010)
- 'Blackest Night'TPB
- 'Blackest Night'#2
HC vol. 01 Blackest Night: JSA (2010)
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume One'HC vol. 02
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume Two'TPB vol. 01
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume One'TPB vol. 02
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume Two'
#1 Blackest Night: Superman (2009)
- 'Lost Souls'#2
- 'Troubled Souls'#3
- 'White Lightning'
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
HC Booster Gold (2007)
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'TPB
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'
#15#38 Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'All Hell!'#40
- 'Small Wonders'#42
- 'Shock to the System'#44
- 'Changes Of Address'#45
- 'Monitor Duty'#46
- 'Weapon of War'
#1 Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
- 'The Summoning!'#2
- 'Time And Time Again!'#2 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Time And Time Again!'#3
- 'Oblivion Upon Us'#3 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Oblivion Upon Us'#4
- 'And Thus Shall the World DIE!'#5
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#7
- 'Beyond The Silent Night'#9
- 'War Zone'#10
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'#11
- 'Final Crisis'
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
HC vol. 08 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Justice League of America by George Pérez, Volume Two'
DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
HC DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (2011)
- 'DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner'
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
#29 DC Universe (2008)
- 'The Untold Origin of the Justice Society'
#0 DC Universe: Origins (2009)
- 'Let There Be Lightning'
TPB Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
- 'DC Universe: Origins'
Famous 1st Edition (1974)
Green Lantern (1960)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 (2006)
Infinity Inc. (1984)
Annual 01 JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
- 'Green Dreams & Precious Illusions'#3
- 'Generations Part 3: Solomon Grundy Goes Hollywood!'#5
- 'Generations Part 5: Dead Men's Bluff!'#6
- 'Generations Part 6: Divide -- And Be Conquered!'#7
- 'Generations Part 7: Past Glories -- Future Tears!'#8
- 'Generations Part 8: Atomic Dreams - - Nuclear Nightmares!'#9
- 'Generations Part 9: How Green Was My Victory!'#10
- 'Generations Finale: A Dark and Deadly Place!'#11
- 'Aftermath and Prologue'#18
- 'Helix Goes to Hollywood!* *(More or Less)'#21
- 'Shadows At Midnight!'#25
- 'Business As Usual...'#30
- 'What Private Griefs...'
#8 JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
- 'Aus den geheimen Archiven 2'
#82 JSA All-Stars (2010)
- 'Ghost in the House'
JSA: Classified (2005)
#4 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'Power Trip, Part IV'#30
- 'Mr. Horrific: Episode Two: Congressional Oversight'
#73 Justice Society of America (2007)
- 'Star Light, Star Bridge - Death Star I See Tonight!'#74
- 'Where Death Fears to Tread!'#82
- 'Peril of the Paired Planets'#83
- 'Where Valor Fails... Will Magic Triumph?'#91
- 'Earth -- the Monster-Maker!'#92
- 'Solomon Grundy -- the One and Only'#107
- 'Crisis on Earth-X!'#108
- 'Thirteen Against the Earth!'#159
- 'Crisis From Yesterday!'#160
- 'Crisis From Tomorrow!'#183
- 'Where Have All The New Gods Gone?'#193
- 'Secret of Genesis'#195
- 'Targets On Two Worlds'#196
- 'Countdown to Crisis!'#197
- 'Crisis in Limbo!'#198
- 'Once Upon A Time, In the Wild Wild West...'#219
- 'Crisis In The Thunderbolt Dimension!'
Annual 01 Last Days of the Justice Society Special (1986)
- 'Earth 2'#1
- 'The Next Age, Chapter 1'#9
- 'The Second Coming'#20
- 'Earth Bound'
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
C-43 Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years (2013)
- 'Christmas With the Super-Heroes'
Magazineland USA (1977)
nn Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
- 'Magazineland U.S.A.'
Power Girl (2006)
Power Girl (2009)
#13 Secret Origins (1986)
- '...What a Difference a Day Makes!'
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009)
Annual 2 Supergirl (Australian) (1982)
- 'Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes'
#226 Superman Forever (1998)
- 'Superman, This is Your Life, Part 1'
#1980-05 Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
- 'Superman: Der Tag des Sternkinds'
Superman: The Sunday Classics (1998)
Superman's Christmas Adventure (1940)
#27 Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (2007)
- 'Who Would Win?/A World of Their Own'
Teen Titans (2003)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
The Great Superman Book (1978)
The Kingdom (1999)
The Super Heroes Monthly (1980)
The Superman Family (1974)
Uncle Sam (1997)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
#12 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Jonny Double to Kong'#22
- 'Starfire I to Syonide'
#5 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
#250#271 Wundergirl (1976)
- 'The Secret Origins Of The Superman And Batman Team!'
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Black Lantern Corps
Daily Star (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Justice Society of America (DC)
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