It is named and dedicated to Jerry White; the son of Daily Planet editor Perry White and his wife, Alice Spencer. Jerry had died from a gunshot wound, resulting in Perry taking a leave of absence from the Daily Planet. Superman went to Hell to try and rescue both Jerry and Jimmy Olsen from the demoness Blaze. While he was able to rescue Jimmy, he was unable to bring back Jerry, however, Jerry was able go to heaven after he sacrificed himself to let Superman and Jimmy escape.
- After Jerry had reached adulthood, Perry would later learn that Lex Luthor was Jerry's biological father. Luthor had briefly seduced Alice while Perry was overseas reporting on a war and thought to be killed.