Bio: Jor-El is the biological father of Superman. Husband of Lara-El. Died when planet Krypton exploded.
Notes: Of all the revisions to Byrne's concept of the Superman mythos, none is more telling than the change done to this character. The transition from the immediately post-Crisis on Infinite Earths, Byrne idea of Jor-El to the pre-Infinite Crisis "counter-re-imagining" began with the story "Fathers" in the pages of Superman (1987) #166.