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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: Action Comics (1938) #1

Other Identities:
Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
A DC Universe Christmas (2000)
Action Comics (1938)
Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition (2018)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (2009)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane (2012)
Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
All-New Collectors' Edition (1978)
All-Star Comics (1940)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Ambush Bug: Year None (2008)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Blackest Night (2009)
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps (2010)
Blackest Night: JSA (2010)
Blackest Night: Superman (2009)
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
Booster Gold (2007)
Clásicos DC (1990)
Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (1971)
Convergence (2015)
Convergence Action Comics (2015)
Convergence Worlds' Finest (2015)
Convergence: Infinite Earths (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Archiv Edition (1998)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
DC Museum Edition (2001)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (2011)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Universe (2008)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
Famous 1st Edition (1974)
Funko Presents DC Legion of Collectors: Superman (2017)
Green Lantern (1960)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 (2006)
Infinity, Inc. (1984)
JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
JSA (1999)
JSA All-Stars (2010)
JSA: Classified (2005)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Last Days of the Justice Society Special (1986)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years (2013)
Magazineland USA (1977)
Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
Power Girl (2006)
Power Girl (2009)
Secret Origins (1986)
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents - Superman Team-Ups (2009)
Supergirl (2005)
Superman (1939)
Superman (1987)
Superman [GER] (1996)
Superman Forever (1998)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Sunday Classics (1998)
Superman's Christmas Adventure (1940)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway (2017)
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (2007)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition (1976)
The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965)
The Great Superman Book (1978)
The Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection (2000)
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)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Wundergirl (1976)

Group Affiliation(s):
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Black Lantern Corps
Daily Star (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Justice Society of America (DC)
Kryptonians (DC)

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