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Ar-Val (Pre-Crisis)
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Earth One
Real name Ar-Val
Alias Superman
Occupation not known
Alignment Good
Family none known
Affiliation Kandor (home city)
Homeworld Krypton (former homeworld)
First appearance Superman vol 1 #172 (Oct 1964)
Appearance of death Superman vol 1 #172 (Oct 1964)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions see Superman (disambiguation)
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When a green comet destroyed Superman's powers, the former Man of Steel selected Ar-Val, a Kandorian he enlarged with a duplicate of Green Lantern’s ring, to take his place as the new Superman. But Ar-Val proved to be egotistical and glory-hungry, and refused to go after escaped criminals Brainiac and Lex Luthor.

To try to overcome the crisis, Clark Kent was temporarily given the powers of three Legionnaires and Elastic Lad and became the 'Old Superman', but his new powers were not up to the test of capturing the two villains. Ar-Val’s life was saved by the Old Superman, almost at the cost of the latter’s life. In gratitude, Ar-Val transferred his powers to the Old Superman, but died as a result, turned into unliving stone. Clark Kent resumed his Superman identity.


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