The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: manifestly non-religious CBR Scale: I

Name: Lyons

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Action Comics (vol. 1) #14 (July 1939): "Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite"

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Superman, City Inspector Hughes

Employer: Star Inc.

Occupation: business owner

Worked for: The Ultra-Humanite

Gender: male

Lyons appears to have been the man in charge of Star Inc., which was a firm which built subway tunnels for the city using shoddy building materials. When City Inspector Hughes was investigating a subway crash caused by Star Inc.'s negligence, Lyons ordered his men to murder the inspector. Superman saved Hughes and went to the offices of Star Inc. Superman forced Lyons to sign a confession detailing how he "grafted on th' material used to build th' subway." Superman turned Lyons along with his confession into authorities. Lyons knew this would ruin his career and business, but Superman gave him no choice. Scores of people had been injured in a subway collapse and Superman correctly blamed Lyons for this, as well as the attempt to murder a city inspector.

Some of the men who worked for Lyons escaped while Superman was taking their boss in. Superman picked up their trail and followed them, learning that Lyons and the other Star Inc. agents ultimately worked for the Ultra-Humanite, who was Superman's arch-enemy at the time.

Note that "Star Inc." has no connection whatsoever to S.T.A.R. Labs, which would later become a prominent scientific research lab in Superman comics.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #14 (July 1939): "Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite"

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