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K. Boltax is a minor character in DC Comics’ vintage Legion of Super-Heroes stories.

He was the first named President of Earth in the Pre-Crisis 30th Century. And *might* have previously served as President of the United Planets, though it’s unclear.



  • Real Name: Has been given both as Kandru and Kandro Boltax, but we’ll assume it was meant to be the same character.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: EarthGov.
  • Base of Operations: Metropolis, Earth.
  • Height: 6’1″ (1.85m). Weight: 230 lbs. (104 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Black. Hair: Black.
  • Other Distinguishing Features: Changed appearance three to five times during his presidency.

Powers & Abilities

Kandru Boltax is a successful career politician.

He has the requisite public speaking skill and deduction of what how to keep the people and the rest of the United Planets Council appeased.

Kandro Boltax - DC Comics - Legion LSH - second look

Appearance in Superboy vol. 1 #197. No, he’s not a wizard.


During Invisible Kid’s term as Legion Leader, Kandru Boltax was abducted and impersonated by Universo. The villain then discreetly arranged an “accident” for the previous, unnamed president of Earth.

From there, Universo gradually turned Earth into a dictatorship. The Legion eventually exposed Universo, and his new laws were nullified due to the impersonation.

Some years later, after Earthwar, Boltax was discovered to have embezzled R.J. Brande’s fortune. When discovered, he confessed but did not apologize.

President Boltax cited the needs of the people of Earth, impoverished by Earthwar, as more important. Brande allowed EarthGov to keep the money.

Still, he left office.


Kandru Boltax’s look varies due to infrequent appearances.

According to Who’s Who in the Legion and his first appearances, he is a slightly heavyset White man with black hair and white temples.

When Chemical King perished, Kandru was Black, slender, half-bald and had a moustache and goatee.

When the Fatal Five became Ambassadors of planet Corvan IV, Boltax was White again, with all white hair and a moustache.

Kandro Boltax - DC Comics - Legion LSH - third look

Appearance in Superboy vol. 1 #207.


Kandru Boltax values political expediency above all, like most career politicians.

He once set a reward for the Composite Legionnaire dead or alive, and he stole Brande’s fortune supposedly for the good of the people.


“The Dominators must reach Earth unharmed. I can only count on one group to make sure they do.”

“And I don’t have to tell any of you what a dangerous outlaw Universo is, since it was the Legion that captured him twice before.”

“As you know, Earth has been at peace for 200 years, but that peace is endangered, and the Earth may be plunged into total war by one man – this man.” (shows picture of Governor Deregon of Australia)

“Then– I thought of R.J. Brande, the man who made his fortune creating stars, the richest, wealthiest man in the galaxy ! Why should Brande retain his fortune while the children of Earth starve ?”

Kandro Boltax - DC Comics - Legion LSH - fourth look

Appearance in Superboy vol. 1 #228.

DC Heroes RPG

Kandru Boltax

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 04
Init: 013 HP: 025


Charisma (Persuasion): 06


Legion of Super-Heroes (Low), United Planets (Low).


SIF (Being seen as unfit).


Responsibility of Power.


President of Planet Earth.



By Robert Marcum.

Source of Character: Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Crisis).

Writeup completed on the 13th of July, 2020.