MON-EL's real name is Lar Gand. Lar Gand was known primarily to us as Mon-El (he also was alternatively known as Valor and M'Onel). He was originally introduced as SUPERBOY's BROTHER, but proved not to be. He was from the planet DAXAM. He was an explorer who had landed on Krypton, where he met Jor-El who warned him of the planet's imminent destruction and gave him a directions to Earth. But he He suffered amnesia upon landing on Earth and because of the note Jor-El gave him it was assumed he was SUPERBOY's elder brother! (NOTE: Actually this was a reworked story from SUPERMAN #80, 1953 with a character called: Halk Kar, and was created by Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino. His costume was similar to MON-EL's. His origin was almost the same! This was not the first time DC did this they did the same when they threw out the idea of a SUPERGIRL! But DC made a mistake MON-EL had powers equal to SUPERBOY'S they felt they couldn't have 2 "SUPERBOYS" so MON-EL suffered from LEAD POISONING and to rescue him SUPERBOY sent him to the PHANTOM ZONE. There he remained till the 30th Century, when BRAINIAC 5 of the LEGION of SUPERHEROES found a cure for his condition). He became known as VALOR when he was granted his own comic book and in the revisionist history he was called: M'Onel same spelling but different orthography! He and SUPERGIRL were connected for a while and he is now connected to the LEGION's SHADOW LASS! Although I hinted at the earlier version of HALK KAR in my introduction research pictures, I will end this with some research pictures of the earlier version of MON-EL - HALK KAR for you to enjoy!
About this creation
MON-EL's first appearance!
MON-EL in the PHANTOM ZONE
MON-EL with the LEGION OF SUPERHEROES in the future!