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In Kandor, none. On Earth, Superman-like.
On Earth, kryptonite. In Kandor, he's vulnerable to all the "normal" worries that a Kryptonian on Krypton would have. Plus he's really small. So that begs the question, if Superman were to one day drop the bottle city of Kandor, would the residents perish in the instant before full exposure to Earth's atmosphere made them all invulnerable? We'll probably never know, as the bottled city has been pretty scarce since the Crisis.
When not Nightwing II, Van-Zee has had a greater body of appearances, justifying his inclusion as a "separate" character. Rarely he's been seen as simply himself, a fairly influential member of Kandorian society. More often, he dresses like Superman and is a part of the Supermen Emergency Squad. Very occasionally, he's been used as Superman's doppelganger. Oddly, though, he's only a double for Superman. Another Kandorian (Vol-Don) is Clark Kent's double.See also: Vol-Don.
Nim-Zee was his father.
First Appearance: Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958) #15
Nightwing (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Van-Zee)
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80 Page Giant (1964)
Action Comics (1938)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '70s (2011)
DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
Krypton Chronicles (1981)
#1 Superman (1939)
- 'The Search For Superman's Roots!'#2
- 'Bring Back Yesterday!'
#148 Superman-Batman (1966)
- 'Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!'#149
- 'The Death Of Superman!'#158
- 'Superman In Kandor'#338
- 'Let My People Grow!'#370
- 'Better Vengeance Through Chemo-Stry!'#414
- 'Revenge Is Life- -Death To Superman!'
#1982-16 Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
- 'Superman: Der Tag, als CHEMO wiederkam'
#15 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
- 'The Super-Family Of Steel!'#21#22#51
- 'The Three Wives Of Superman!'
#53 The Best of DC (1979)
- 'The Giant Turtle Man!'
The Superman Family (1974)
#168 The Superman Story (1983)
- 'The Girl With The See-Through Mind!'#188#190
- 'The Museum of Eternity'
TPB World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'The Superman Story'
- 'How Do You Kill A Superman?'
Bottle City Of Kandor
Supermen (aka Superman) Emergency Squad
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