Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Cosmic entity (fringe character)
Occupation: Force of nature, supervillain
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Asteroid Man, Laser, Meteor
Man, Milky Way Man, Pluto Man, Sun Man, numerous others across the universe
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Aliases: "Supernova" (see comments)
Base of Operations: The voids between physical realms and mobile throughout the galaxy
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#12)
Powers/Abilities: Planet Man is effectively
immortal, allowing him to essentially live forever. He exists as the
physical manifestation of the negative/evil forces of the cosmos and
draws power from the larger universal forces, granting him superhuman
strength taken from the planets Saturn and Venus combined. The more
evil that exists across the universe, the stronger and larger Planet
Man becomes and if evil is lessened to an extensive degree, Planet Man
stops existing in the physical sense, only to reappear alongside evil.
History: (unpublished story (fb) - BTS) - Planet
Man was a force of nature that existed since the creation of the
universe. He was an extension and physical manifestation derived from
dark matter that exists in empty pockets of space. For all of eternity,
he had siphoned negative energy from the galaxy, moving from place to
place. During periods of extensive evil and negative energy, he could
draw enough power to create physical manifestations that threaten
entire planets and solar systems. These manifestations and the cosmic
battles with other primordial beings resulted in at least seven
near-extinction events on Earth alone in times past.
(Spider-Man Magazine (I#12)) - During his battles
against other primordial beings, Planet Man became enemies with
Asteroid Man, Meteor Man, Laser, Pluto Man, Sun Man and Milky Way Man.
Comments: Created by Christopher Hoffert.
Planet Man was a product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain" section that ran in most earlier issues of Spider-Man Magazine. In Planet Man's case, he was created by then-12-year-old Christopher Hoffert of Belgrade, Montana. As a fringe character, Planet Man was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there was nothing to say he did not exist on Earth-616 either...
The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Planet Man was not numbered but recent reprints of the comic strips from the issue in Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men trade paperbacks identify the issue as #12.
HUGE thanks to Planet Man's creator Chris Hoffert for
providing all sorts of interesting backstory elements and unpublished
stories about Planet Man's history!!
24 years later, I'd definitely reevaluate naming conventions and call him Supernova. --Chris Hoffert
Profile by Proto-Man.
Planet Man has no known connections to:
Asteroid Man is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
--Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) - BTS
Laser is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
Meteor Man is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
Milky Way Man
Milky Way Man is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
Pluto Man is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
Sun Man is a primordial cosmic being and known enemy of Planet Man.
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#12), p14, splash page (Planet Man, main image)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) (Spring, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Planet Man" - Christopher Hoffert (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)
First Posted: 03/31/2020
Last updated: 03/31/2020
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