The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: N.A. CBR Scale: I

Name: Sun-Eaters

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #352 (Jan. 1967): "The Fatal Five!"

Creators: Jim Shooter, Curt Swan, George Klein

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 11

Enemy of: Superman, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Fatal Five

Worked for: The Controllers

Gender: not applicable

Note: created by alien Controllers to destroy immoral planets

Sun-Eaters are artificial lifeforms - living nebula created by the alien Controllers. The Sun-Eaters are unleashed by the Controllers in order to destroy planets deemed by the Controllers to be too "evil" (or too immoral) to continue living. The Sun-Eaters are literally capable of absorbing all of the energy from entire suns and shutting them down, thus dooming the surrounding planets to death.

The name "Sun-Eater" is intentionally similar to "Sin-Eater." The Controllers are obviously motivated by their religious and strongly-held ethical beliefs to create and unleash "Sun-Eaters." They literally use their creations to eat up or destroy the sins of planets.

This character is in the following 5 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #847 (Apr. 2007): "Intermezzo"
Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #352 (Jan. 1967): "The Fatal Five!"
DC Comics Presents #43 (Aug. 1981): "In Final Battle!"
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #34 (Aug. 2009): "Welcome to Sundown Town, Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative" (mentioned)
Superman Vs. Mongul (Dec. 2013): "In Final Battle!"

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