Jor - El II (DC)(Earth-1)
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In addition to being the father of Kal-El and the husband of Lara Lor-Van, he was also, of course, the most gifted scientist of his age.
Though he could have gone into many different disciplines, it was a job offer from General Zod which finally gave him focus. Leaving his home of Kandor after graduating from school, he went to Kryptonopolis to join Krypton's fledgling space program. Within minutes of arriving at the Space Center for his orientation, he saw Astronaut Cadet Lara Lor-Van, with whom he apparently instantly fell in love.
Because of a natural awkwardness around women, though, he did not talk to her for months after that first sighting. Instead, he threw himself into his work. His initial assignment was to find a "new, cheaper method of propulsion". This he accomplished within an amazingly short period of time. His solution was the discovery of "an atomic particle with anti-gravity properties". Once harnessed and replicated, he was able to infuse even ordinary objects with anti-gravity properties, making them much lighter, thus reducing the amount of fuel required for thrust. His invention had many applications not directly related to the space sciences. He famously created "anti-gravity belts" which allowed ordinary Kryptonians the power of flight, red sun be damned.
As revealed in The World of Krypton (1979), this character is most properly known as Jor-El II. His father, Kal-El's grandfather, was Jor-El I. Apparently, the overtly scientific Kryptonians of Earth-1's universe, prefer numerical succession to the appendices "Sr." and "Jr."
First Appearance: More Fun Comics (1935) #101
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80 Page Giant (1964)
#1 Action Comics (1938)
- 'SUPERMAN Annual'#6
- 'More SECRET ORIGINS'
#158 Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'The Kid From Krypton'#216
- 'The Super-Menace From Krypton!'#218
- 'The Super-Ape from Krypton'#223
- 'The First Superman Of Krypton'#246
- 'Krypton On Earth'#275
- 'The Menace of Red-Green Kryptonite!'#281#283#314
- 'The Day Superman Became The Flash!'#325#329
- 'The Ultimate Enemy!'#365
- 'Superman's Funeral!'#390
- 'The Self-Destruct Superman'#407
- 'The Fiend In The Fortress Of Solitude'#440
- 'The Man Who Betrayed Krypton!'#487
- 'Super-Origin Of Microwave Man!'#487 (Whitman variant (Black Circle))
- 'Super-Origin Of Microwave Man!'#499
- 'As The World Turns... For The Last Time!'#500
- 'The Life Story Of Superman'#506
- 'The Children's Exodus From Earth!'#582
- 'The Strange Rebirth Of Jor-El And Lara!'
Adventures of Superboy (2010)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
#560 Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane (2012)
- 'The Super-Rivalry That Rocked Metropolis!'
HC Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
- 'Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane'
HC DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
HC DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
- 'DC Universe: Secret Origins'TPB
- 'DC Universe: Secret Origins'
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
Four Star Spectacular (1976)
Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
HC Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
- 'Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years'
More Fun Comics (1935)
Secret Origin Mini Comic (1980)
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
#2 Superboy (1949)
- 'R.J. Brande Is Dying!!'
Superboy (Australian) (1982)
#106#123 Superman Superband (1973)
- 'The Girl Of Steel'#132
- 'Superman's Other Life/Future, Super-Hero of Krypton!/The Superman of Two Worlds!'#137
- 'The Two Faces Of Superman!'#141
- 'Superman's Return To Krypton!'#146
- 'The Story of Superman's Life!'#154
- 'The Underwater Pranks of Mr. Mxyzptlk!'#156
- 'The Last Days of Superman!'#157#158
- 'Superman In Kandor'#159
- 'Lois Lane, The Super-Maid Of Krypton!'#164
- 'The Showdown Between Luthor And Superman!'#166
- 'The Fantastic Story Of Superman's Sons!'#170
- 'If Lex Luthor Were Superman's Father!'#172
- 'The New Superman!'#173
- 'The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac!'#174
- 'Clark Kent's Incredible Delusion!'#189
- 'Krypton Lives Again!'#200
- 'Super-Brother Against Super-Brother!'#205
- 'The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!'#230
- 'Killer Kent Versus Super Luthor'#233
- 'Superman Breaks Loose'#234
- 'How To Tame A Wild Volcano!'#246
- 'Danger - - Monster At Work!'#257
- 'Superman Battles The War-Horn!'#268
- 'Wild Week-End In Washington!'#286#300
- 'Superman 2001!'#307
- 'Krypton -- No More!'#328
- 'Attack Of The Kryptonoid!'#329
- 'I Have Met The Enemy.. And It Is Me! & Secret Of The Talking Car'#329 (Whitman Comics Version)#375
- 'The Stoning of Lana Lang & Last 'Scoop' on Krypton!'#375 (Newsstand Edition)#400#400 (With UPC)#402
- 'How Do You Hide A Superman?'#420
- '...And We Are The Dreamers Of The Dreams!'
Bd. 25 Superman the Origin of Superman [1966 Golden Record ed.] (1966)
- 'Der Superman der Zukunft'
#1 Superman-Batman (1966)
- 'The Origin of Superman!'
#1970-03 Superman: The Secret Years (1985)
- 'Die gefährlichsten zwanzig Meilen in Gotham City'#1979-03
- 'Superman: Der Ursprung des Mikrowellenman'
#2 Superman: World Of Krypton (2008)
- 'Reach Out And Touch'#4
- 'Beyond Terminus'
TPB Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
- 'Superman: World Of Krypton'
#59 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
- 'Lois Lane's Romance With Jor-El!'#97
- 'The Three Super-Sirens!'#98
- 'I Betrayed Superman!'
#88#101 The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (1973)
- 'Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!'
nn The Best of DC (1979)
- 'The Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition'
#5 The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
- 'Year's Best Comics Stories'
The Phantom Zone (1982)
#1 The Superman Family (1974)
- 'The Haunting Of Charlie Kweskill!'
#191 The Superman Story (1983)
- 'The Incredible Shrinking Town'#196
TPB The World of Krypton (1979)
- 'The Superman Story'
#1 Two Guns for Johnny Thunder (1982)
- 'The Jor-El Story'#2
- 'This Planet Is Doomed!'#3
- 'The Last Days Of Krypton'
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
#12 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Jonny Double to Kong'
#5 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
- 'The Reversed Heroes'#90
- 'The Super - Batwoman'#167
- 'The New Superman And Batman Team!'#237
- 'Intruder From A Dead World'#246#247#256
- 'The Werewolf Of Krypton!'#289
- 'The Kryll Way Of Dying'#319
- 'Troubled Sleep'
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