Metropolis born and bred Perry White is the fearless Editor-in-Chief of world-renowned newspaper The Daily Planet. Famous for his tough-but-fair attitude and his nose for potential, Perry was responsible for hiring both Lois Lane and Clark Kent on to the paper's staff and keeping the Planet afloat through numerous disasters and would-be buyouts. While Perry officially was never let in on Clark's secret life as Superman until very recently, it seems impossible that he wouldn’t have put it together.
Inspired by Superman's selflessness, John Henry Irons used his engineering genius to reinvent himself into a champion in his own right.
The perfect combination of brains and brawn, John Henry Irons was one of four different people to take up the mantle of Superman when Kal-El lost his life while saving Metropolis from the monster known as Doomsday. Initially referred to by the media using Superman’s nickname, “The Man of Steel,” Irons simply went by Steel when Superman came back from the grave.
Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen is Superman's best pal, and his courage and bravery in the face of danger make him a hero in his own right.
Everyone needs a best friend, even a Superman. Perhaps the greatest bromance in the DC Universe is the one between photographer and former cub reporter Jimmy Olsen and the Man of Steel, and it goes way back to the earliest days of the Golden Age of comics. As much as Lois Lane is the love of Clark Kent’s life, and Daily Planet editor Perry White is a surrogate father figure, Jimmy Olsen is the kid brother Superman never had.