|MATTER-EATER LAD (Tenzil Kem)||BIOGRAPHY|
|Created by Jerry Siegel and John Forte|
Real Name: Tenzil Kem
Space Sector: 3493
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Rall Kem (father); Mitz Kem (mother); Renkil Kem (brother)
Group Affiliation(s): Legion of Super-Heroes
Weight: 150 lbs.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics #303/2 (December 1962): "The Fantastic Spy"
Creators: Jerry Siegel and John Forte
Tenzil Kem was born on the planet Bismoll in the latter half of the 30th century, with the native Bismollian power to eat virtually anything. Upon hearing about the Legion of Super-Heroes, he moved to Earth and applied for membership. Taking the name, Matter-Eater Lad, he served a long and uneventful career as a Legionnaire before being drafted into politics on Bismoll. He resigned from the Legion and represented his planet in the Senate. He temporarily came out of retirement and ate the robotic Miracle Machine, saving the Legion in the process. The elements in the machine reacted violently with his intestinal tract and he went crazy. He was cured by Brainiac 5 and is now the President of Bismoll.
For a definitive list of appearances of Matter-Eater Lad in chronological order click here