In Marvel's Stormwatch series, Apollo was one of the first openly gay superheroes. He was able to absorb solar energy and convert that energy into strength, speed, flight, and laser blasts from his eyes.
In Star Trek, Apollo was a member of an alien race with God-like powers. He kidnapped the crew of the Enterprise and tried to force them to worship him.
In the real world, Apollo was the name of the NASA program whose goal was the human exploration of the moon.
Apollo's origins come from Greek Mythology, where he is the god of many things, including light, the Sun, music, poetry, prophecy and healing. Apollo has never ranked in the top 1000 names in the United States. In 2011, 142 boys were named Apollo, and 9 were given the alternate spelling, Apolo.