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For other uses of "Council", see Council (disambiguation).

The Council of Supermen were a group of doppelgängers of Superman, created to stop the Council of Luthors.

History

When Lex Luthors from across the multiverse began colluding together as the Council of Luthors during the Crisis, the Supermen of the multiverse banded together to stop them, presumably led by the Superman of Earth-96.

As Earth-38's Superman attempted to return to his Fortress of Solitude in search for his son's rattle, he was introduced to the Council by Earth-96's Superman. Clark warned his Earth-96 counterpart of Lex Luthor working with doppelgängers of himself across the multiverse during the Crisis. Being prompted by another doppelgänger of his, Clark stated that his Lex, of Earth-38, told him and assured the Council that he was telling the truth despite being distrustful of him.

The Council of Supermen later revealed to Clark that the Fortress of Solitude he had found was, in fact, the one belonging to Earth-86 and not his. One of the Supermen then revealed that the Luthors were gathered on Earth-99, validating what Clark's Lex had told him. The Council of Supermen then breached into Earth-99 to take to fight to the Luthors, where Earth-38 Lex betrayed his doppelgängers by rigging the Kryptonite weapons the Luthors were using to self-destruct. After succeeding, the remaining Luthors escaped and Clark took his Lex back to the Waverider on Earth-74 to be re-imprisoned.[1]

Known members

Former members

Appearances

Comics

Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant

Trivia

  • One of the members of the Council of Supermen looks akin to the Superman of Earth-F. However, Earth-F and its residents were clearly wiped out by antimatter before the group formed, meaning that this is likely a different version with a similar costume or simply a continuity error.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, the Supermen of the Multiverse are a group of Superman doppelgängers, or those similar to him, created to fight against Mandrakk during the Final Crisis. They debuted in Final Crisis #7 (March, 2009).
  • Many members of the Council of Supermen, despite being unnamed, are adapted from various iterations of Superman in the comics, as follows:
    • A gender-swapped version of Superman, known as Superwoman, who exists on Earth-11.
    • An amalgamated version of both Superman and Lex Luthor, known as Lex-El, who exists on Earth-230.
    • A version of Superman sporting the iconic black and silver suit, also known as the Recovery Suit, which was worn by the mainstream universe's Superman following his resurrection in the Reign of the Supermen storyline.
    • A primate version of Superman, known as Beppo the Super-Monkey, who is a Kryptonian monkey that survived the destruction of Krypton alongside Superman.
    • A corrupted version of Superman from an alternate timeline in the Justice League animated series, known as Lord Superman.
    • A race-swapped version of Superman, known as Kalel, who becomes President of the United States as President Superman on Earth 23.
    • A version of Superman who could arguably be either the Arrowverse's Earth-F Superman or the comics Earth-21 version.
    • A version of Superman where he was temporarily split into two separate entities by Lex Luthor, dubbed Superman Blue and Superman Red. Only Superman Blue is seen as part of the team's line-up.

References

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