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This is a list of fictional characters from DC Comics who are or have been enemies of Superman.


Central rogues' gallery

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Atlas 1st Issue Special #1 (April 1975) A former one-shot Jack Kirby character recently revamped as a morally ambiguous anti-hero, Atlas has a crystal which gives him strength to rival Superman
Atomic Skull Superman #303 (September 1976) Two characters; The Pre-Crisis was given radiation treatments that gave him atomic eye-blasts; When the Post-Crisis Skull's superhuman powers manifested, a film buff began to hallucinate that he was a 1930s movie hero called the Atomic Skull and that Superman was his arch-nemesis. (Both the pre-Crisis and the post-Crisis version exist in current continuity.)
Bizarro Superboy #68 (October 1958) The first Bizarro was created when Superboy was exposed to a "duplicating ray", and was later destroyed in the same story. In a later story, Lex Luthor exposed Kal-El, now Superman, to another duplicating ray, this time creating an adult Bizarro. In accordance with the science fiction concepts of Superman stories of the era, Bizarro relocated to "the Bizarro World," a cubical planet called Htrae (Earth spelled backwards) which operated under "Bizarro logic" (it was a crime to do anything good or right) and which Bizarro populated with inverted versions of Superman’s supporting cast and other DC heroes. Bizarro appeared in Smallville as a criminal released from the Phantom Zone that required a Kryptonian body to survive. Bizarro took the form of Clark Kent though his face disfigures in the sun and their strengths and weaknesses work in opposite ways.

The 1986 event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, re-wrote much of DC’s continuity, eliminating Htrae. Since then, two Bizarro characters have appeared, one of them a flawed clone created by Lex Luthor. The second, longer lasting Bizarro, was an idea of the Batman villain the Joker, brought to life by the cosmic trickster Mister Mxyzptlk.

Bloodsport Superman vol. 2, #4 (April 1987) A gun-toting mercenary.
Brainiac Action Comics #242 (July 1958) Though at his core Brainiac (alias Vril Dox) is formless, most incarnations depict him as a bald, green-skinned alien android from the planet Colu, and one of the most dangerous villains in the DC universe, capable of possessing others, creating and manipulating computer systems, and exerting some control over time and space.
Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #139, (July 1971) Mannheim is one of Metropolis most powerful gangsters, the leader of the Intergang. He is also a cannibal.
Composite Superman World's Finest Comics #142 (June 1964) An out of work diver, Joseph Meach gained the combined powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes after being struck by the energy discharge of their statues while he slept.
Conduit Superman: The Man of Steel #0 A good friend of Clark Kent's while growing up, he was exposed to Kryptonite Radiation as a baby and so became a living Kryptonite battery. Obsessed with coming in second to Clark and killing both Clark and Superman; has learned they are one and the same. He is currently deceased.
Darkseid Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (November 1970) Uxas, Son of Heggra, alien dictator of the planet Apokolips. As with gods in other mythologies, Darkseid is incredibly powerful, but cannot escape his ultimate destiny. It has been foretold that Darkseid will meet his final defeat at the hands of his son, Orion, in a cataclysmic battle in the fiery Armaghetto of Apokolips.

Presumably this outcome would occur at the climax of the New Gods series, but the title's unforeseen cancellation instead brought Darkseid's story arc to an unceremonious end, and both he and Orion were brought into the mainstream DC Universe, while Jack Kirby moved on to other projects.

According to writer Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby modeled Darkseid on actor Jack Palance[1].

Doomsday Superman: The Man of Steel #17 (November 1992) The creature who killed Superman in a titanic battle that also resulted in Doomsday's death, although Doomsday comes back to life every time he dies, albeit more powerful. Created by an ancient genetic experiment on Krypton.
Eradicator Action Comics Annual #2 (1989) A powerful artificial intelligence from Krypton, the Eradicator program initially sought to transform and terraform Earth into a New Krypton. Since then, it has merged with human scientist David Conner, serving as a replacement Superman after the Man of Steel's apparent death and later as an ally to Superman himself.
Faora Action Comics #471, May 1977 A Kryptonian martial artist who was sent to the Phantom Zone for her murderous hatred of men, she is able to beat Superman using her knowledge of Kryptonian pressure points (this character was used as the basis of General Zod's lover, Zaora).
General Zod Adventure Comics #283 (April 1961) General Dru-Zod is one of Superman's more prominent enemies. Once the Military Director of the Kryptonian Space Center, Zod had personally known Jor-El when he was an aspiring scientist. Zod attempted to take over Krypton during a period of turmoil caused by the termination of the space program; He was sentenced to the Phantom Zone for his crimes. Zod was first released by Kal-El (during his Superboy career) when his term of imprisonment was up. However, he attempted to conquer Earth with powers gained under the yellow sun. Zod was sent back into the Phantom Zone, occasionally escaping to target Superman.

Since the history-altering Infinite Crisis, a new version of Zod has debuted, having escaped the Phantom Zone with his allies Ursa and Non. His new objective is to reclaim his son, Lor-Zod, who is currently in Superman and Lois Lane's custody (under the alias of "Chris Kent)." Zod also appeared in the movie Superman 2 after escaping from the phantom zone and hunting down Superman for revenge eventually been defeated. In Smallville, Zod was released from the Phantom Zone by Brainiac and took control of the body of Lex Luthor. Over time he had been returned to the Phantom Zone.

Gog The Kingdom (1999) In a possible future timeline, a boy called William was the sole survivor of the destruction of Kansas in a nuclear blast. Saved by Superman, he came to view the Man of Steel as a savior and became a minister of a church devoted to him. When Superman tried to correct this misguided view, William came to see him as instead a demon whose failure led to Kansas' destruction. Empowered by the cosmic beings known as the Quintessence, Gog has traveled across the dimensions of Hypertime, slaying versions of Superman wherever he finds them.
Hank Henshaw Adventures of Superman #466 (May 1990) An astronaut who died as a result of a doomed mission onboard space shuttle Excaliber. Because Superman failed to save him, Hank Henshaw blames him for the loss of his original body, as well the death of his wife. Reduced to a formless entity that inhabits mechanical bodies, the Cyborg desires to cause Superman equal pain. He masqueraded as a reincarnated Superman after the hero's apparent death, claiming to the result of Superman's remains being reconstructed into cybernetic form. The ruse was a tremendous success, even earning the Cyborg an endorsement from the U.S. President as the "true" Superman. Hank Henshaw betrayed those whose lives he was entrusted with when he obliterated Coast City with the help of Mongul; this event led to Green Lantern Hal Jordan's mental breakdown and later transformation into Parallax. Henshaw is currently a member of the Sinestro Corps, and continues to mockingly bear Superman's insignia.
Imperiex Superman #153 (February 2000) An all-powerful force of nature whose purpose is destroying galaxies. Eventually, Superman, Steel, and Darkseid stopped Imperiex by using Doomsday as an ally, along with a powerful weapon called the Entropy Aegis.
Intergang Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #133 (October 1970) A nationwide organized crime syndicate armed with weapons supplied in part by Darkseid. Led by Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim
Jax-Ur (Pre-Crisis) Adventure Comics #289 (October 1961) Jax-Ur was an amoral and criminally deviant scientist on the planet Krypton. He was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for destroying Wegthor, one of the Krypton's inhabited (Population: 500) moons while experimenting with a nuclear warhead-equipped rocket. Jax-Ur's intention was to launch and test-fire it against a passing space rock. If this test proved successful, Jax-Ur would then commence the build-up of a massive, privately-held nuclear arsenal which he would overthrow the Kryptonian government, and place the entire planet under his dominion. (In the World of Krypton miniseries, he is shown test-launching a nuclear missile, intended to destroy a space rock, but a collision with a spaceship piloted by Jor-El sent it off-course.) Because of this, space travel was forbidden. He calls himself "the worst criminal in the Phantom Zone". His sentence for his act of mass murder is life imprisonment. In his first appearance, he managed to escape from the Phantom Zone, and posed as a super-powered version of Jonathan Kent. Superboy eventually sent Jax-Ur back to the Phantom Zone. Most of his later Silver Age appearances show him in his ghostly Phantom Zone form. Jax-Ur did not appear after the Crisis on Infinite Earths for some time, as until the recent appearance of Supergirl there was a rule that no Kryptonians survived except Superman. On the occasions that a pseudo-Kryptonian villain was required, writers have usually gone for General Zod.
(Post-Crisis) Action Comics #846 He is one of the criminals unleashed from the Phantom Zone by Zod. In the current continuity, Jax-Ur destroyed Krypton's moon during an attempt at interstellar space travel. When the moon was destroyed Brainiac became aware of Krypton and Attack Kandor killing miilions and put the city into a bottle. Jax-Ur subsequently became the first prisoner banished to the Phantom Zone. Jax-ur is shown to be of the Science guild is bald and has one eye. He is part of General Zod's Sleeper agents on earth. He is currently by employed be star labs as a scientist unknowingly. Jax-Ur appeared in Superman: The Animated Series, where he was voiced by Ron Perlman. He was portrayed as closer to Zod; a military genius who had attempted to overthrow the Science Council. His co-conspirator, and possible lover, is a beautiful Kryptonian female with long white hair named Mala (based on Ursa and Faora).
Kryptonite Man Superboy #83 (September 1960) Originally a teenage delinquent who passed through a cloud of Kryptonite and gained super powers In Post-Crsis he is a scientist looking for a way to turn Kryptonite in to a fuel source he arrogantly ignores any dangers and is turned in the Kryptonite man.
Lex Luthor Action Comics #23 (May 1940) Superman's arch nemesis and the consummate evil genius. He continues to play different roles in various Superman comics and media. In his classic Silver Age incarnation, Lex Luthor and Superman were once friends, but a lab accident indirectly caused by Superman (then Superboy) caused Lex's hair completely to fall out. This event causes Luthor to snap and become a dangerous criminal who plots the destruction of Superman.

In the modern era, Lex Luthor was re-envisioned as a wealthy corporate scientist who hides his sociopathic tendencies behind a mask of philanthropy. Although beloved by the people of Metropolis for his many public works, Superman knows the truth. In the mainstream comic series, Luthor eventually manipulates his way to the U.S. Presidency, but is forcibly unseated from office by the Justice League.

Livewire Action Comics #835 (2006) A woman who can control electricity. She first appeared in Superman: The Animated Series, and has recently been added into the comics.
Lobo Omega Men #3 (June 1983) A bounty hunter, the last member of the alien Czarnian race.
Metallo Action Comics #252 (May 1959) Former mercenary John Corben was transformed into a powerful cyborg with a heart of kryptonite. He seeks to use this power source as the instrument of Superman's downfall.
Mongul DC Comics Presents #27 (November 1980) Ruler of the gladiatorial planet Warworld, Mongul's strength rivals that of Superman and he has often attempted to break the Man of Steel. Though slain by the demon Neron, Mongul's son has since taken up the mantle, as has his daughter Mongal.
Morgan Edge Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133, (October 1970) A corrupt corporate executive, he tried to take control of Intergang and organized the post-Crisis iteration of the Superman Revenge Squad
Mr. Mxyzptlk Superman #30 (September 1944) An imp from the fifth dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk possesses nigh-limitless reality-bending powers, which he often uses to pose challenges to Superman for his own amusement.
Parasite Action Comics #340 (August 1966) Originally a janitor, the Parasite's alter ego has been identified with two different people. In the original Silver Age comics, his alter ego was Raymond Maxwell Jensen; after the 1986 Superman origin revamp, his alter ego became Rudy Jones.

In either version, the Parasite possesses the power to temporarily absorb the energy and knowledge of whoever he touches, usually leaving his victims in a weakened state. Given this ability, the Parasite often desires to absorb the Man of Steel's powers for himself.

Prankster Action Comics #51 (August 1942) Oswald Loomis, The Prankster's particular gimmick was the use of various practical jokes and gags in committing his crimes. This, coupled with his cartoonish appearance, caused many to write him off as a "joke villain", until the early 2000s, when writers improved upon the character by giving him a more svelte appearance, as well as high tech weaponry that made him a more serious threat.
Silver Banshee Action Comics #595 (December, 1987) A Gaelic woman trapped in a Limbo for decades by magic after she was double-crossed by a clan chief, then emerged with magic powers and vowed to track down his descendants for revenge.
Solomon Grundy All-American Comics #61 (October 1944) Miser Cyrus Gold was drowned in a magic swamp, and emerged several decades later as an undead monster with incredible strength.
Superboy-Prime DC Comics Presents #87 (November 1985) Clark Kent was born on a parallel world that was destroyed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superboy-Prime was trapped outside time for decades. However, his faith in Earth's heroes was destroyed by decades of their mistakes, and he emerged from a pocket dimension to try to replace Superman.
Terra-Man Superman #249 (March 1972) Pre-Crisis, a cowboy-dressed villain who uses various high-tech weapons disguised as those of the American Old West. Post-Crisis: A cowboy-dressed ecoterrorist.
Titano Superman #127 (February 1959) A colossal ape with kryptonite eye-beams.
Toyman Action Comics #64 (September 1943) The Toyman (Winslow Schott) uses toy-based or toy-themed devices and gimmicks in his various crimes. The Toyman's weapons, while sometimes comical, are also very dangerous. Toyman also appears in season 8 of Smallville trying to destroy lexcorp and the daily planet in attempts to kill oliver Queen who had fired Winslow from Queen industries.
Ultra-Humanite Action Comics #13 (July 1939) The Ultra-Humanite is the first supervillain faced by Superman. He was designed to be the polar opposite of the man of steel: while Superman is a hero with superhuman strength, Ultra-Humanite is a criminal mastermind who has a crippled body but a highly advanced intellect. Siegel and Shuster replaced the Ultra-Humanite as Superman's archfoe when Lex Luthor was introduced into the Superman comic. When Luthor replaced Ultra-Humanite as chief nemesis, he was retired for several decades only to return with the Earth II Superman and the Justice Society of America the targets of his machinations.
Ultraman Justice League of America #29 (Aug. 1964) An evil counterpart of Superman from an alternate Earth, Ultraman possesses powers similar to Superman's. Post-Crisis, Ultraman's power source is through exposure to Anti-Kryptonite instead of his Earth's yellow sun. Ultraman is a member of the Crime Syndicate of America, a villainous version of the Justice League indigenous to his universe. His power levels are equal to Superman's long as his exposure to Anti-Kryptonite is regularly maintained, away from them for too long causes his power levels to drop and lessen.

Foes of lesser renown

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Amalak Superman vol. 1 #190 (October 1966) Alien bounty hunter whose planet was once conquered by Krypton during an imperial phase
Amazing Grace Superman vol. 2 # 3 (March 1987) A servant of Darkseid, she uses her powers of persuasion to maintain his control of Apokolips
Anomaly Adventures of Superman #539 (October 1996) Created by Project Cadmus, a clone of a felon. However, he was altered to have the power to mimic the substance of his surroundings
Archer Superman #13 (December 1941) Extortionist archer who targets millionaires
Baron Sunday "Superman" vol. 2 #26 (December 1988) A villain who uses Voodoo Magic against the Man Of Steel.
Barrage "Superman" vol. 2 #2 (Annual 1988) An armored criminal
Blackrock Action Comics #458 (April 1976) A man equipped with an alien rock which gives him energy-manipulation powers
Blaze and Satanus Action Comics #655 (July 1990) Blaze is the half-demon daughter of the Wizard Shazam
Action Comics #527 (January 1982) Lord Satanus[2] also resembled a traditional demon, save that he wore a heavy Roman-style helmet, and either had black skin or the helmet buried his face in shadow. They fought for possession of Blaze's domain, using Superman as a pawn. At the end of the story it was revealed that Satanus was disguised as 'Colin Thornton', the publisher of Newstime magazine, who first appeared in Nov 1989, and had previously hired Clark Kent as editor.
Bloodthirst Superman: The Man of Steel #29 (January 1994) Bloodthirst is a very minor villain who is a massive alien creature with multiple holes on his skin that emit a green gas. His weapon appeared to be a circular device like a clock without hands that he could use to slow down or even stop time. Bloodthirst bragged throughout his first and (to date) only appearance that he was the cause of every major war and was there at every assassination. Bloodthirst was easily defeated by Superman and left Earth. Bloodthirst has not been seen or mentioned since. His storyline is similar to Cereberus who was mentioned in Superman: The Man of Steel #1 and was finally seen in #4 and not seen again.
Brawl Unknown Unknown
Colonel Future Action Comics #484 (June 1978) Unknown
Dabney Donovan Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #142 (October, 1971) A "mad scientist", former employee of Project Cadmus
Deathtrap Superman Vol.1 #331 (January 1979) Carl Draper, a master trapmaker, was hired to build a trap to contain the Parasite. However, when his daughter challenges him to trap Superman, he wholeheartedly accepted it. He would appear to Superman as a hologram and challenge him to escape the traps he created (A post-Crisis version of Master Jailer). Currently works for Checkmate.
Demolitia Unknown Unknown
Dev-Em Adventure Comics #287 (June 1961) A surviving Kryptonian juvenile delinquent, he kidnapped Superboy and took his place. Years later he time-travelled to the future and became a law-enforcement agent
Effron the Sorcerer World's Finest Comics #210 (March 1972) A sorcerer who came from the magic kingdom of Veliathan and controlled a faceless puppet army.
Equus Superman #206 (August 2004) A villainous cyborg, working under the direction of Mr Orr as a mercenary(sometimes for covert elements of the American government)
La Encantadora Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant #1/4 (December 1999) Gaining magic powers from the mystical Mists of Ibella, Lourdes Lucero first encountered Superman while hypnotizing him to react adversely to fake kryptonite
Funny Face Unknown
Galactic Golem Superman #248 (February 1972) A construct that sometimes is placed to fight Superman
High-Tech Unknown Unknown
Host Unknown Unknown[3]
Ignition Unknown Created by the Joker after he stole the powers of Mr Mxysptlk
Inkling Unknown Unknown
J. Wilbur Wolfingham Superman vol. 1 #26 (January-February 1944) A notorious confidence man whose elaborate schemes are interfered with by Superman to profit his victim while he is left with nothing.
Jackal Unknown Unknown
Kalibak New Gods #1, (February 1971) The son of Darkseid, a born villain
Kancer Action Comics #777 (May 2001) Created from a sliver of kryptonite-induced cancer at the behest of the Russian Zod
Kirchitan Unknown Unknown
Klaash Unknown Unknown[4]
Kru-El Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #62 (July 1962) In most settings, Superman's villainous cousin
Lashina Mister Miracle vol. 1 #6 (January 1972) A member of Darkseid's Female Furies
Magpie The Man of Steel #3 (November 1986) A master jewel thief who target gems named after birds and replaces them with booby-trapped replicas
Malleable Man (as Skizzle Shanks) Plastic Man #17 (as Malleable Man) DC Comics Presents #93 A criminal present when Plastic Man gained his powers, Skizzle Shanks later recreated the process to make himself malleable. He manipulated Plastic Man, Elongated Man and Elastic Lad to battle Superman.
Manchester Black Action Comics #775 (March 2001) A British telepath and Anti-hero, he dislikes Superman's simplistic view of the world
Massacre Adventures of Superman #509 An alien warrior who travelled space as energy seeking a worthy opponent, he died during the Our Worlds at War crossover.
Mongal (unnamed) Showcase '95 #8 (September 1995), (as Mongal)
Superman vol. 2, #170 (July 2001)
The daughter of the interstelar tyrant Mongul
Mr Z Superman (vol. 2) #51 (January 1990) Unknown
Neutron Action Comics #525 (November 1981) Nathaniel Tryon was a petty thug and a member of the TNT trio before an accident transformed him into living nuclear energy.
N.R.G.-X Superman #339 (Nuclear Nightmare! - September 1979) Grant Haskill and Ray Ryker were two physicists until a nuclear experiment goes wrong. Haskill is caught in an explosion that transfers his essence into the mechanical being, N.R.G.-X (Nuclear Radiation Generator Experimental). Confused and trying to escape, he confronts Superman encasing him in a steel shell. N.R.G.-X attempts go after after Ryker. Breaking free, Superman once again confronts N.R.G.-X who self destructs in the process, reverting back to a comatose Haskill.
Nzykmulk Unknown Mr Mxyzptlk's deranged cousin from the same fifth dimension with magical powers surpassing even Mr Mxyzptlk's own. Although through human eyes looks identical to Mr Mxyzptlk, according to Mxyzptlk that's far from the truth. Nzykmulk's greater 5th dimension powers stems from several more years of experience in comparison to his cousin, 42-Joljo's (years?) difference with his greater age. Appeared only once during the last Pre-Crisis era days to cause Superman and Mxyzptlk problems while trapping them both in the fifth dimension.
Phantom Zone Criminals Adventure Comics #283 (April 1961) Pre-Crisis, these were Kryptonian criminals imprisoned in a dimension called the "Phantom Zone", in which they only existed in a ghostlike form; this allowed them to survive the destruction of Krypton. Various such criminals would sometimes escape and attack Superman.
Preus Superman v2, #202 (2004) Formerly a law enforcement officer from the bottle city of Kandor, he escaped the city and hunts Superman.
Psi-Phon and Dreadnaught[5] Superman vol. 2 #19 (July 1988) Psi-Phon drained Superman's powers and gave them to Dreadnaught.
Puzzler Action Comics #49 (June 1942) A criminal obsessed with games and puzzles, he fought Superman after he tried to start a protection racket. He has since been replaced by a second Puzzler
Quex-Ul Superman vol. 1 #157 (November 1962) A Kryptonian criminal and inmate of the Phantom Zone. Usually a henchman of General Zod
Remnant Superman: Day of Doom mini-series A villain whose identity is still a mystery. He holds Superman responsible for the tragedies that resulted from his first battle with Doomsday. Even though he looks like a supernatural wraith, Superman deduced the villain is an ordinary human with advanced illusionary technologies, that even the Man of Steel had difficulty determining was real or illusions, despite his enhanced senses of sight and hearing.
Riot Unknown Scientist Frederick Legion worked with machinery and discovered a way to duplicate himself at the cost of his ability to sleep. Driven mad by insomnia, he began a criminal career
Rock Unknown Unknown
Saviour Action Comics #705 (December 1994) Ramsey Murdoch believes Superman is a fake and the real Superman never recovered from his death at the hands of Doomsday. He has the ability to create any object he imagines.
Shockwave Unknown An armored criminal
Simyan and Mokkari Unknown Products of the twisted genius of Dabney Donovan, they ran from him and became servants of Darkseid
Skyhook Unknown Unknown[6]
Sleez Action Comics #592 (September 1987) An evil schemer from Apokolips.
Sodom and Gomorrah Action Comics #819 (November, 2004) A husband and wife team that have the ability to fire blasts when touching each other's hand. The blast on impact turns whatever it hits into salt.
Superman Revenge Squad Action Comics #286 (March 1962) A group of aliens from an alien planet who fought Superboy and lost, and returned years later to try and gain revenge
Adventure of Superman #543 (February 1997) A group of villains, brought together with the intention of killing Superman
Superwoman Justice League of America #29 (1964) A villainous version of Wonder Woman from an reversed version of Earth
Thaddeus Killgrave[5] Unknown Unknown
Va-Kox Superboy vol. 1 #104 (April 1963) Unknown
Xviar Unknown Unknown
Zaora Unknown A Kryptonian criminal and inmate of the Phantom Zone, usually connected to General Zod
  • In addition, Superman has fought many aliens.

Allies in conflict

Some characters originally conceived as heroes have come into conflict with Superman.

Enemy First appearance Description
Batman Detective Comics #27 As a child, Bruce Wayne watched his parents murdered by mugger, Joe Chill. Driven by this, he worked to make himself into the perfect crime fighter. He has fought Superman on occasion, most notably in The Dark Knight Returns
Maxima Action Comics #645 (September 1989) The princess of Almerac. She came to Earth, looking for Superman as a potential mate, but he turned her down. She has been both a friend and enemy to Superman. She died during the Our Worlds at War crossover.
Vartox Superman vol. 1 #281, (November 1974) An alien superhero, who sometimes fights Superman. His powers are equivalent to Superman's and he was once a boyfriend to Lana Lang

Enemies created for other media

Superman villains created in other media, with no appearances in previous comics. Of those listed, only Live Wire has as yet made any appearances in subsequent comics.

Villain Media Actor/Actress
Wicked Warlock The New Adventures of Superman ???
Tempus Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lane Davies
Nuclear Man Superman IV: The Quest For Peace Mark Pillow (actor)
Gene Hackman (voice)
Live Wire Superman: The Animated Series Lori Petty
Big Susan and Lizzie Superman: The Animated Series Valri Bromfield (Big Susan)
Laurie Fraser (Lizzie)
Detective Bowman Superman: The Animated Series Eddie Barth
Earl Garver Superman: The Animated Series Brian Cox
Luminus Superman: The Animated Series Robert Hays
Prometheon Creature Superman: The Animated Series Frank Welker
Sgt. Corey Mills Superman: The Animated Series Xander Berkeley
Unity Superman: The Animated Series Stephen Root
Volcana Superman: The Animated Series Peri Gilpin

Villains from comics in other media

A number of villains from the comic books have made an appearance, or appearances, in Superman live-action media.

Villain Media Actor/Actress
Lex Luthor Atom Man Vs. Superman
Superman (1978 film)
Superman II
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superboy (TV series)
Superboy (TV series)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman Returns
Lyle Talbot
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Scott James Wells
Sherman Howard
John Shea
Michael Rosenbaum
Kevin Spacey
Bizarro Superboy (TV series)
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Barry Meyers
Dean Cain
Tom Welling
Brainiac Smallville James Marsters
Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim Smallville Bruce Weitz
Doomsday Smallville Sam Witwer
Dario Delacio
Faora Smallville Erica Durance
Sharon Taylor
General Zod Superman (1978 film)
Superman II
Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
Michael Rosenbaum
Callum Blue
Maxima Smallville Charlotte Sullivan
Metallo Superboy
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ,
Michael Callan
Scott Valentine
Brian Austin Green
Mr. Mxyzptlk Superboy
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Michael J. Pollard
Howie Mandel
Trent Ford
Morgan Edge Smallville Rutger Hauer
Patrick Bergin
Non Superman (1978 film)
Superman II
Jack O'Halloran
Jack O'Halloran
The Prankster Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Bronson Pinchot
Toyman Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Sherman Hemsley
Chris Gauthier
Ursa Superman (1978 film)
Superman II
Sarah Douglas
Sarah Douglas

See also


  1. ^ news from me - ARCHIVES
  2. ^ Lord Satanus may be based on the Pre-Crisis magic villain Lord Satanis
  3. ^ Byrne, John (w), Byrne, John (p), Kesel, Karl (i). "The Last Five Hundred" Superman 2 (6) (June 1987), DC Comics
  4. ^ Byrne, John (w), Byrne, John (p), Kesel, Karl (i). "The Super Menace of Metropolis" Superman 2 (10) (October 1987), DC Comics
  5. ^ a b Byrne, John (w), Byrne, John (p), Beatty, John (i). "The Power That Failed!" Superman 2 (19): 22 (July 1988), DC Comics
  6. ^ Byrne, John (w), Byrne, John (p), Kesel, Karl (i). "Wings" Superman 2 (15) (March 1988), DC Comics


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