Morgan Edge is a wealthy businessman, who is the president and owner of Galaxy Communications, which is headquartered in the city of Metropolis. As the owner of the major conglomerate, he also owns the Daily Planet, which itself is a Galaxy Communications company.
Edge was in many ways a stereotype of a ruthless capitalist, intervening in the Planet's homey atmosphere and challenging the authority of the somewhat older Perry White, but he was a decent man who had moments of good-heartedness and maintained reasonably friendly relationships with most of his employees, including Clark Kent. Following the takeover of the Planet, Edge promoted Kent to news anchorman on WGBS.
As one of the wealthiest men in Metropolis, Edge was a major political figure in the city and frequently encountered Superman, the subject of many of his network's news stories, whom he, like most others, failed to realize was also Clark Kent.
- Morgan Edge was a villain in the comics, but it wasn't revealed until the Post-Crisis continuity, so the Earth-One version of the character may have not been a villain.
- Morgan Edge made his first appearance in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen # 133 (October 1970).