Appearing in "The Fantastic Foe Superman Could Never Meet!"
- Demolisher (Single appearance)
- WGBS employees (Unnamed)
- Mine Shaft Rescue Crew (Unnamed) (Cameo)
- Metropolis Police Department
- Citizens of Metropolis (Unnamed)
- Citizens of the Parallel Dimension (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
- Com-Central (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
- Parallel Dimension
- Planet (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
- Superman (Statue only) (Destroyed)
- WGBS Newsvan
Synopsis for "The Fantastic Foe Superman Could Never Meet!"
Appearing in "The Secret Origin of Bruce (Superman) Wayne"
- Superman (Kal-El/Bruce Wayne) (First appearance & origin)
- Wayne Family
- Jim Gordon (First appearance)
- Barbara Gordon (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Wllie Mays (Mentioned only)
- Alfred Pennyworth (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Birthday Party guests (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
- Earth-353 (First appearance)
- Krypton (Destroyed)
- Gotham Gazette newspaper
Synopsis for "The Secret Origin of Bruce (Superman) Wayne"
Jor-El's rocket bearing Kal-El lands in Gotham City, where the Kryptonian infant is found by patrolman James W. Gordon and is brought to Thomas and Martha Wayne, who later adopt him when no one claimed the abandoned child. They soon learn that the youngster (whom they named Bruce) has super-powers, which come in handy years later in warding off the attack of hitman Joe Chill. His employer, Lew Moxon, goes to jail as a result. Gordon, who later becomes police commissioner, trains young Bruce Wayne in the proper use of his powers and in criminology. Later, Moxon breaks jail and tries to machine-gun the Waynes, but Bruce assumes a disguise and disarms and kayoes Moxon. Later, consulting with Gordon and Thomas Wayne, Bruce decides that he will become a costumed crimefighter named Superman.
- The Secret Origin of Bruce (Superman) Wayne 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 another Earth, (Earth-353).
- In the story "The Secret Origin of Bruce (Superman) Wayne" the poster on the wall is a homage to the story writer Bob Rozakis.
- No trivia.
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- Action Comics (Volume 1)
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- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
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- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)