Evil Superman Earth 2
|Superman. Also pictured; Earth-2's Lois Lane Kent,
Superboy-Prime, and Alexander Luthor, Jr.
Art by Phil Jimenez
Vol 1. #73 (August 1969)(retroactively stated to have originally appeared in #1, 1938)
|Full name||Kal-L/Clark Kent|
|Notable aliases||Black Lantern|
Superman of Earth-Two is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics, who first specifically appeared in Justice League Vol 1. #73 (August 1969). He is a version of the Kryptonian superhero Superman from an alternate reality called Earth-Two. Unlike the Earth-One Superman, the Earth-Two Superman is portrayed as significantly older and is given the birth name of Kal-L.
Fictional character biography
When the Golden Age of Comic Books came to a close in the 1950s, most of DC Comics' superhero comic books ceased publication. At the start of the Silver Age, characters such as the Flash and Green Lantern were revamped for more modern times, ignoring or abandoning established continuity and thus making a clean break between the two eras. It was later established that the Golden Age and Silver Age heroes lived on Earth-Two and Earth-One respectively, these being separate parallel Earths in a single Multiverse.
Superman was one of the few exceptions; his stories had been published without interruption since his 1938 debut in Action Comics #1. This caused a continuity problem, in that Superman was simultaneously a member of the Justice Society of America on Earth-Two and also member of the Justice League of America on Earth-One. It was eventually resolved that there were two Supermen. The Silver Age Superman was Kal-El from Earth-One, and the Golden Age Superman was Kal-L from Earth-Two.
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