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by Eugene Ipavec, 2 Mar 2005

The flag of Krypton, Superman’s home planet, first appeared in Action Comics #246 (Nov 1958). It is described as:

A multicolored banner consisting of pale rays of blue, yellow, lavender, white, green, orange, pink, light green, and red radiating outward from a circular center featuring a green and pale blue design suggestive of a body of water all but encircled by lush green land.
(Quoted from the Superman Encyclopedia.) There is an image of it here. There are a total of 10 rays — each color is used only once except for light green which is used for two rays, one on each side of the red.
Ned Smith, 26 Feb 2005

the colors may be a bit faded — a problem easiliy solved by turning the saturation up a bit. The description says ’red’ for the ninth ray, for example, but the .jpg shows more of an orange. Though the desription is a bit spotty — it only lists colors for nine rays, and there are ten.
Eugene Ipavec, 02 Mar 2005


Unnamed Middle Eastern country

by Eugene Ipavec, 22 Jan 2010

For Tomorrow is a twelve-issue story arc of DC Comics’ Superman issues #204 (June 2004) to #215 (May 2005), written by Brian Azzarello with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. The plot involves an unnamed Middle Eastern country in the midst of a violent revolution against an oppressive monarchy. The rebels are led by a General Nox, who — when challenged by Superman over his legitimacy — steps onto a balcony to show him a cheering crowd below, chanting "Nox" and waving flags (see detail). The flag in question is a red-white-green triband with a golden crescent — pointing upwards — centered in the white stripe
Eugene Ipavec, 22 Jan 2010


With star?

On the right hand side I see some kind of yellow star.
Esteban Rivera, 22 Jan 2010

I think that’s a hole in the flag — that one has a ragged fly.
Eugene Ipavec, 23 Jan 2010


Unnamed «many civilizations»’ flags

Various flags of galaxies and universes shown here halfmasted for mourning of Lightning Lad (one of the Legion of Super-Heroes; see the English Wikipedia).
Aleksandar Nemet, 22 Jan 2010


Superman as Ruler of the World

Two fictional flags of Earth from DC comic books. Both come from issues in which Superman decides to give the whole superhero thing a rest and take up global domination instead.
Eugene Ipavec, 30 Jul 2005

Here’s more about “evil” Superman, and his flags
Valentin Poposki, 28 Nov 2008


Action Comics #311

by Eugene Ipavec, 30 Jul 2005

Can be seen here. This is sort of a Soviet style one — 1:2, and with the S crest in the upper hoist.
Eugene Ipavec, 30 Jul 2005


World’s Finest #247

by Eugene Ipavec, 30 Jul 2005

Can be seen here.
Eugene Ipavec, 30 Jul 2005



VS flag
by Eugene Ipavec, 26 Jan 2010

In the story arc “Absolute Power” (Superman/Batman issues #14-18, 2005, by Jeph Loeb and Carlos Pacheco), supervillains from the 31st century travel back in time to abduct and raise Batman and Superman as their own children, grooming them to eventually become the dictators of the world in their name. A scene shows the two planting a flag after subjugating the hidden city of Nanda Parbat in the Himalayas, red with a white combined "VS" symbol, meant (I guess, it is never explained) to be a stylized combination of the Superman "S" and Batman’s bat emblem.
Eugene Ipavec, 26 Jan 2010

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