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 Kent, a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis.
He is a founding member of the Justice League of America and a charter member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century.
Superman's origin story has been rewritten and rebooted many times over the years; most notably in John Byrne's 1986 The Man of Steel, Mark Waid's 2003 Superman: Birthright, Geoff Johns' 2009 Superman: Secret Origin and Grant Morrison's 2011 Action Comics.
Lois Lane (wife), Jonathan Samuel Kent (son), Jor-El (birth father, deceased), Lara Lor-Van (birth mother, deceased), Jonathan Kent (adoptive father, deceased), Martha Kent (adoptive mother), Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl, cousin), Kon-El/Conner Kent (aka Superboy, partial clone/adoptive brother), Christopher Kent (aka Nightwing, foster son), Kem-L (ancestor, deceased), Rao (ancestor), See House of El and Kent Family for extended family line Justice League, Superman Family, Daily Planet · formerly Justice League of America, Legion of Super-Heroes, Kryptonian Military Guild, Supermen of America, Supermen of the Multiverse, Black Lantern Corps, White Lantern Corps It is a remarkable dichotomy. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him.
an alien immigrant named Kal-El from the planet Krypton who was raised in Smallville, Kansas, to become an American superhero.
Clark now has the ability to see the colorful aura of any living creature's soul before it dies, Clark is inspired by the death of a West African revolutionary named Kobe Asuru, who he met during his time as a freelance reporter.
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.
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.
During his first costumed adventures in Metropolis, he was dubbed Superman by Lois Lane.
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.
There are several correct definitive historical versions each valid at a different time in his career as a result.