The Religious Affiliation of
Nat Grayson

Religion: manifestly non-religious CBR Scale: I

Name: Nat Grayson

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Superman (vol. 1) #2 (Fall 1939): "Superman and the Skyscrapers"

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Superman, Bruce Construction Inc.

Ally: Butch Grogan
Employer: Akme Construction Company

Occupation: business owner, CEO

Gender: male

Nat Grayson was the president of Akme Construction Company. Grayson wanted to drive his main competitor, Bruce Construction Inc., out of business. To that end, Grayson hired well-heeled gang leader Butch Grogan to sabotage the construction site of the Atlas Building, a major skyscraper contract that Bruce Construction was working on. Butch Grogan arranged for sabotage of the construction site which resulted in five construction workers dying within five days.

Superman investigated the deaths, eventually tracking down the sabotage orders to their ultimate source: Nat Grayson. Superman went to Grayson's residence, where Grayson hid in a steel room. Grayson tried to kill the Man of Steel with the remotely activated explosives planted throughout his own home, but Superman managed to get through to Grayson anyway.

Superman threatened to kill Grayson unless he confessed. Grayson called the police, told them about his crimes, and asked to be arrested. For his responsibility in the deaths of the Atlas Building construction workers, Grayson was convicted of murder and sentenced to the electric chair.

Nat Grayson was a wealthy, powerful man. But he was also greedy and wanted more. He wanted to control the construction trade in Metropolis, and he was quite willing to murder in order to obtain that goal. With no apparent beliefs, ethics or ideology other than his own enrichment and self-preservation, Nat Grayson can easily be classified as manifestly non-religious.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Superman (vol. 1) #2 (Fall 1939): "Superman and the Skyscrapers"

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