Vartox was an alien convict.
Hiding on Earth
- Vartox debuted in Superman vol. 1, #281 (November, 1974), as a friend and equal to Superman, from the planet Valeron. He has also guest starred several times in the Power Girl comic book series. The character was based on the protagonist of the live-action film Zardoz (February, 1974), played by actor Sean Connery.