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Nova (Kal-El)
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Earth-178
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name Kal-El/Clark Kent
Alias Nova; Superman
Occupation Hero
Alignment Good
Family not known
Affiliation Krypton (homeworld)
First appearance World's Finest Comics vol 1 #178 (Sep 1968)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-178
Alternate versions see Superman disambiguation
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History[]

Superman lost his powers and was inspired by the non-powered Green Arrow and Speedy to become a crimefighter like them. He adopted the identity of 'the Nova'. He was captured by a villain named Mr Socrates, but rescued by Batman and Robin. They decide to train him to become a great non-super-powered hero, but he decides to retain the name 'Superman'.

Note: This was originally published as an imaginary story, a story outside of regular continuity. In Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium, it was retconned as having happened on Earth 178.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-178[]

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