Val-El was a native of the planet Krypton and a respected member of the House of El. He was known as a great explorer responsible for discovering lands that would later become known as Urrika and Lurvan. A statue of Val-El holding a telescope was erected and placed within the House of El family memorial vault on the planet, Rokyn.

  • This version of Val-El (Earth-One), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.

Known Relatives: Tro-El (brother, deceased); Sul-El (descendent, deceased); Hatu-El (descendent, deceased); Wir-El (descendent, deceased); Shu-El (descendent, deceased); Fedra Shu-El (descendent, deceased); Thar-El (descendent, deceased);Plen-El (descendent, deceased); Nox-El (descendent, deceased); Fil-El (descendent, deceased); Sor-El (descendent, deceased); Im-El (descendent, deceased); Pir-El (descendent, deceased); Yu-El (descendent, deceased); Tala-El (descendent, deceased); Gam-El (descendent, deceased); Pym-El (descendent, deceased); Var-El (descendent, deceased); Jor-El the First; Jor-El the Second (descendent, deceased); Nim-El (descendent, deceased); Zor-El (descendent, deceased); Kara Zor-El (descendent, deceased); Kal-El (descendent).

  • Val-El is a direct paternal ancestor of the super-hero known as Superman.
  • Val-El's final fate has never been revealed, but it is reasonable to assume that he passed away of natural causes long before the ultimate destruction of Krypton.