First seen Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #142 (Oct 1971)
It was NASA’s biggest mistake: an artificial planet, created to help simulate and study extraterrestrial environments, that ended up being seeded with miniature people and animals and then bombarded with old-school horror films projected onto the clouds. The result? An entire population of tiny “Transilvanians” who believe they are vampires, werewolves, zombies, mummies et al. One of Jack Kirby’s more light-hearted DC creations of the early ’70s, Transilvane acted like a horror version of Superman’s Bottle City of Kandor – a place villains could come from (boosted up to Earth-size by super-science) or regular-size heroes could be shrunken down to go visit. The best thing of all about Transilvane, though, are the two horn-like spikes it proudly sports, like a particularly mean-spirited Space Hopper – this is an entire planet that simply looks evil.