- Luma Lynai
caption = Luma Lynai as Superwoman, from "Action Comics" #289. Art by
character_name = Superwoman
debut = "Action Comics" #289 (June 1962)
Jerry Siegel(script) Jim Mooney(artist)
homeworld = Staryl
powers = Super-powers similar to Superman, but only under an orange sun.
Luma Lynai is a minor
fictional characterin the DC Universe. The character first appeared in " Action Comics" No. 289 (June 1962), in the story "Superman's Super Courtship!", she is one of the many women in the DC Universe to use the alias Superwoman.
Fictional character biography
In "Superman's Super Courtship",
Supergirltries to find a mate for the lonely Superman. After match-making attempts with Helen of Troyand an adult Saturn Girlfail, Supergirl uses the computer in the Fortress of Solitudeand discovers a super-powered woman on the distant planet of Staryl named Luma Lynai. Superman flies to Staryl and the two heroes immediately fall in love. Unfortunately, Superman discovers that Luma Lynai's powers only work under the rays of an orange sun; Earth's yellow rays are as deadly to her as kryptoniteis to Superman. Luma, realizing that Earth needs Superman, tells him he must leave.
In a later reprint of the story, Luma's home star is shown as being blue, since at the time of the reprint Superman's powers were now being depicted as much weaker under an orange sun.
Luma Lynai appears in "
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane" #97 (November 1968), along with Lori Lemarisand Lyla Lerrol. The story eventually reveals that the three women are actually aliens disguised as Superman's "L.L." initialled past loves.
*Luma Lynai is one of the "ghosts" briefly seen in the empty "Planet Krypton" restaurant, in "" #1 (February 1999). [cite web|title= "Annotations to Planet Krypton #1"|work=Jess Nevins's Annotations's website |url=http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/7160/planet.html|accessdate=2007-04-17]
*In "JSA:Classified" #3 (November 2005), one of Power Girl's many fictional origins claims she is the daughter of Captain Marvel and
Supergirlfrom the future. The future Supergirl is shown wearing Luma's costume.
* [http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Luma_Lynai Supermanica entry on Luma Lynai]
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