Kal-El (Kryptonian name)/ Clark Joseph Kent (Earth Name)
Occupation: Reporter and novelist Base of Operations: Metropolis, USA
Marital Status: Married (Lois Lane)
Height: 6' 3"
First Appearance: ACTION COMICS #1 (June 1938), original version, THE MAN OF STEEL #1 mini-series (June 1986), current version
Rocketed to Earth from the exploding planet Krypton, Superman was raised as an ordinary man and imbued with a sense of moral responsibility by an elderly couple called Jonathan and Martha Kent. He travelled the world for many years as Clark Kent in a bid to gain wisdom and experience with regard to his abilities before settling in Metropolis as a staff reporter at the Daily Planet newspaper. His role as a crusading journalist has alerted him to thousands of emergencies over the years and introduced him to Lois Lane, the city's star reporter. Lois and Clark were rivals at first, but later fell in love and married. He is regarded by many as the most influential figure in Earth history; a symbol of hope other heroes can only aspire towards.