Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent. In his civilian identity he is Clark Kenta mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. There are several correct definitive historical versions each valid at a different time in his career as a result. The Man of Steel Main article:
Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent.
In his civilian identity he is Clark Kenta mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis.
Origins Superman's origin story has been rewritten and rebooted many times over the years; most notably in John Byrne 's The Man of SteelMark Waid 's Superman: BirthrightGeoff Johns ' Superman: There are several correct definitive historical versions each valid at a different time in his career as a result.
The Man of Steel Main article: Jor-El administered a serum   that would prevent Kal dying due to the biological link with Krypton that the artifact called Eradicator had previously established in each of the inhabitants of that planet the proximity to their planet was required for them to live; this was why Jor-El and Lara did not leave Krypton; the serum also supposedly would only work in fetuses.
Jor-El wanted his son to reclaim the fullness in life denied him by the sterility of Kryptonian culture, a world where its inhabitants rarely had direct contact, and preferred to interact with each other virtually.
Jor-El planned to send his son to a distant planet orbiting a yellow sun he had been studying for some time: Meanwhile, the view on a monitor of a Earthling working in a rural area startled Lara, who noticed he exposing his skin to the sun and stepping on unprocessed soil.
Jor-El explained that exposure to the yellow sunlight would charge Kal-El cells into living solar batteries and gift him with incredible powers.
Just before Krypton finally came to an end his parents sent him to Earth as they planned. The kindly couple decided they would adopt and raise him, naming him Clark Kent. Clark first tries on the Superman costume.
Apparently a normal child at first, who even got to break an arm after falling from a walnut tree when he was only 5 years old Clark's abilities increased steadily as he grew up, with super-strength and invulnerability manifesting at an early age and the power of flight developing during high school.
His adopted parents revealed the rocket and his foreign heritage to their son when he was 18, leading Clark to the decision that he would become a hero in secret and use his powers to protect innocents. Deciding that it was time for him to become a public figure, Clark and Jonathan designed a symbol for him to wear while Martha created a costume.
In his secret identity, he would drastically change his physical appearance and mannerisms while wearing spectacles so that nobody would suspect he led a double civilian life.
Later she would comment his debut broke a taboo of several years, since no one saw real superheroes since the dissolution of the Justice Society in Jimmy began using a signal watch of his own design to call Superman whenever he was in peril.
This time he receives a message from his birth parents Jor-El and Lara, learning of Krypton for the first time when Kryptonian technology implants centuries of knowledge in his brain. Superman considers his dual heritage, and decides that no matter where he's from, his life on Earth has made him a human and an American.
Birthright This origin was changed in the Superman: Returning to Smallville at the age of 25, he decides that it's time for him to start making a difference in the world, using the Kryptonian symbol of hope given to him by his parents as his heritage.
He is forced to make his first public appearance as Supermansaving both of them when the city is attacked by experimental military helicopters. Secret Origin The story was retold in Superman: Growing up in SmallvilleClark shared his secrets with Lana Lang and a relationship has blossomed between them.
He also became friends with Lex Luthor at a very young age. Martha Kent modeled a costume after traditional Kryptonian garb out of his baby blanket, and Clark began operating in his youth as Superboy.
He is visited in this time by Cosmic BoyLightning Lad and Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the 30th Centuryan organization of super-powered teens inspired by his legacy. They take him into the future and show him a world where he isn't different from everyone else.
The rocket carrying him to Earth as a baby is also followed by another one, containing Krypto the Superdog.
His debut as Superman happens when he catches Lois Lane falling off of a LexCorp building in front of crowds of people. The Planet is the only newspaper to portray him in a positive light, with his first recorded photograph taken by Jimmy Olsen.
The Daily Planet becomes the most popular newspaper in town because it's the only one with Superman exclusives. He tries to arrest Batman at first, but when he is unable, they team up despite their differences to end a trail of murders committed by Magpie.
Superman became one of the first members of the team, along with Batman and Wonder Woman, after the team was first formed.
These stories would be considered the definitive history until his origins were revised again in Superman: Birthrightwritten by Mark Waid in In those first early adventures, Superman would often find himself pitted against Lex Luthor, who had vowed to destroy the hated "alien" and reclaim his place as the First Son of Metropolis.
Luthor also dismisses the suggestion that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same, rationalizing that no one who had the power of Superman would ever pretend to be a mere human like Clark Kent.
Eventually, the two came together, discussing their mutual attraction. After a crisis involving Darkseid and the Olympian gods was resolved, they decided they were not right for each other and would just remain friends.
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When he was four, his parents (journalist Barbara Johnson and writer/professor Franklin Reeve) divorced. I was so delighted when, a couple of decades ago, DC finally reprinted this first issue of ACTION.
This is the first appearance of SUPERMAN in any . Superman is the most powerful being on planet Earth, an alien immigrant named Kal-El from the planet Krypton who was raised in Smallville, Kansas, to become an American superhero.
Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other superpowers to fight. Superman, All-American Hero Gary Engle describes Superman as the ultimate American, "Superman is the greatest American hero" (Engle, ).
After reading three comic books I notice an occurring theme of wanting to protect what is good, even though the comic books chosen span over eleven years. WAITING FOR SUPERMAN: Waiting for "Superman" "is a family documentary film from director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.
The film analyzes the failures of American public education by following several students through the educational system " (Wikipedia).