|Name:||Morgan Edge, born Morris Edelstein|
|Occupation:||president/CEO of Galaxy Communications, sometime owner of the Daily Planet, crime lord|
|Status:||alive in comicsverse; otherwise varies|
|Relationships:|| Vincent Edge (father)|
Intergang (crime syndicate)
|Fandom:||DC Comics, Superman|
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Morgan Edge is a character from the Superman comics and related works.
Morgan Edge first appeared in an issue of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen in 1970 as the president of the Galaxy Broadcasting System, which buys the Daily Planet. Although it appears that Edge is involved with the crime organization Intergang, it is revealed that it was not actually Edge working with Intergang but an evil clone.
However, this original origin was retconned post-Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Edge was subsequently depicted as genuinely connected to Intergang and has appeared with some regularity as a minor Superman villain, for example forming a "Superman Revenge Squad" (twice) in 1997.
Morgan Edge appears as a villain on Season 3 of Smallville. He was portrayed by two different actors: Rutger Hauer, then—after being presumed dead and undergoing plastic surgery—Patrick Bergin. Most fan prefer Hauer's portrayal, which is seen as slashier.
He is frequently shipped with Lionel Luthor. One fan writes: "The only way anything his character does makes sense is if you assume Morgan Edge was completely in love with Lionel and had been for decades." He has also been shipped with Clark Kent, particularly Red K!Clark a.k.a. Kal.
Edge appears in an episode of the DCAU cartoon Justice League as a black market collector. After he "collects" Clayface, the Secret Society of Super Villains arrive at Edge's private island, free Clayface, and apparently kill Morgan Edge.
- Edge of Darkness, Lois & Clark, an IRC Round Robin story in which Morgan Edge takes over the Daily Planet in Perry White's absence. (1999)
Fanwork & Discussion Resources
- Morgan Edge at DC Database
- Morgan Edge at Comic Vine
- Morgan Edge at the Smallville Wiki
- Morgan Edge at DC Animated Universe Wiki
- Morgan Edge at Wikipedia
- Wikipedia:Superman Revenge Squad#Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths
- Comment at fail_fandomanon, Re: Catching up with past anons - Smallville, posted 14 April 2016. (Accessed 18 April 2017.)