Superman 204 LL initials

Superman #204


from Superman #157

L.L. are the initials for many Superman characters who, for the most part, have tended to be his adversaries, love interests, or relatives.

Especially in Silver Age comics, it was a trend to name characters with these initials.

Some such characters are:

Real Life

Possible Explanations

In The Adventures of Superman #646, Mr. Mxyztplk suggested that the initials had an important significance within the Kryptonian Language.


In Smallville, Chloe Sullivan, who has a long-time crush on Clark, sometimes jokes about how Clark is only attracted to people with the initials LL, referring to Lana Lang and Lois Lane, and possibly Lex Luthor when they were still friends.

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