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SuperFriends Team Member
|Real name:|| Kal-El|
Clark Joseph Kent
|AKA:||The Man of Steel|
|Home Planet:|| Krypton (birth planet)|
Earth (adopted planet)
|Relatives:|| Jor-El (father) |
Kru-El (second cousin)
Jonathan Kent (foster father)
Martha Kent (foster mother)
|Base:|| Hall of Justice |
Fortress of Solitude
344 Clinton Street
Legion of Super-Heroes
|Voiced by:||Season 1-6: Danny Dark |
As a BabyEdit
Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Lara on the planet Krypton. Eventually, Jor-El, who happened to be one of Krypton's leading scientists, discovered that Krypton was doomed, and that it would soon explode. When he assembled a council meeting, to tell them that an evacuation plan must be made right away, the council members laughed at him, telling him he was crazy.
Jor-El went ahead with a plan anyway, but only had time to build a small ship big enough to transport only two people. He and Laura placed their infant son, Kal-El into the ship, and at the last minute it was decided that Kal would go alone. So they sent him rocketing towards Earth with hopes that he would survive and be made strong by its yellow sun.
- See also: Baby Kal-El Lands on Earth
They decided to take the child to an orphanage. But things go crazy. A few couples come in but decide they do not want to adopt him, because his superpowers cause too much disaster! At one point he flies off to the zoo and brings back a full grown lion. This freaks one couple out, and they decide there's no way they're going to adopt such a trouble making child.
As a BoyEdit
When Pa and Ma Kent leave Clark with a babysitter. The young lady soon finds out that she has her hands full when dealing with a super powered child who wants to stay up late to watch television.
Clark goes to school for the first time and meets his future childhood sweetheart, Lana Lang. Clark gets in trouble when another student blames him for letting the class guinea pig out of the cage.
Clark goes on a camping trip with his boy scout troops. They all gather around the campfire and tell ghost stories, and then hear noises in the forest, but when they go to investigate, they discover that it's only forest animals.
The Kents take young Clark to the circus, and he inadvertently becomes part of it!
Clark is unhappy with his life at the Kent Farm, so he decides to run away from home, but when he sees how much more problems he faces on his own, he decides to go back.
Clark takes his Driver's test, passes and receives his license.
Clark goes on his first date with Lana Lang to a concert.
Clark Kent graduates from High School.
Clark befriends a boy named Lex Luthor. One afternoon Luthor is working on cure for Superboy against the deadly influence of Kryptonite in his home laboratory, he accidentally causes a minor explosion. Superboy arrives and sees smoke coming out of the window, he mistakes it for a fire and using his superbreath, he blows at the smoke, but in doing so, he accidentally blows the fumes directly on Lex causing him to become bald. This leaves Luthor furious at Superboy, believing he was jealous of his intelligence, so he vows to have his revenge on Superboy.
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...Edit
His partner at the Planet is Lois Lane.
Eventually, Superman becomes a member (most likely founding member) of the Justice League of America.
At some point during the early '70s, Galaxy Communications purchases the Daily Planet. Clark Kent becomes an anchorman at GBS. But he apparently still works for the Daily Planet as well, or at least he returns to work for them in the late '70s.In 1989,Clark Kent married Lois Lane.
Superman's personality is that of a "Boy scout". Which comes as no surprise considering he was a boy scout as a kid.
As Superman, he appears brave and often admirable, while as Clark Kent, appears somewhat cowardly, and even clumsy.
- Vast Super Strength
- Super Speed
- Heightened senses
- Various vision based powers
- Super Breath
- Although Superman is invulnerable to nearly everything, under the yellow Sun, Kryptonite is the one substance that can destroy him.
- Many forms of magic can also hurt Superman, since those forms of magic are as powerful or more powerful than he is.
- Also, if Superman was to travel to an alien world with a red Sun, he would lose his powers, and therefore be as vulnerable as any other human. Red solar radiation can be synthesized as well.
Superman's popular catchphrasesEdit
- "Great Krypton!"
- "Great Scott!"
- "Great Suns!"
- "Up, up and away!"
SuperFriends Team MembersEdit
|Members of the Justice League of America|
|SuperFriends Founding Members:|
|Superman • Batman • Wonder Woman • Aquaman • Hawkman • Samurai • Green Lantern • Flash • Black Vulcan|
|Hawkgirl • Apache Chief • El Dorado • Atom • Green Arrow • Plastic Man • Rima|
|Comic Book Team Members:|
|Black Canary • Elongated Man • Red Tornado|
| Robin • Cyborg • Firestorm |
Zan • Jayna
Marvin White • Wendy Harris
|Gleek • Wonder Dog|
|Other Known Justice Leaguers:|
|The Huntress • Black Orchid • Captain Marvel • Mary Marvel • Supergirl • Green Fury|
The New Adventures of Superman (1966–1967)Edit
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967–1968)Edit
The Batman/Superman Hour (1968–1969)Edit
Super Friends TV Series (1973-1985)Edit
Comic book (1976-1981)Edit
Superman: The Game (released in 1985)
- Superman first appeared in publications by DC Comics in Action Comics, vol. 1 #1 in June 30, 1938.
- Superman is created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster
- Clark Kent, Superman's secret identity, was based partly on Harold Lloyd and named after Clark Gable and Kent Taylor.
- The Superman disambiguation page at the DC Database.
- Superman at Wikipedia
- Superman at the DC Comics Website
- The Superman Homepage
- The Superman Database
- The Supermaniac: The Encyclopedia of Supermaniac Biography
- The Superman Wiki
- The Superman Rebirth Wiki
- Alan Kistler's Superman Files
- Superman Through the Ages at Superman.nu:
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
- ↑ On Superman (TV series) (1988) he was voiced by Beau Weaver.
- ↑ Young Kal-El’s ship was called a ‘rocket-ship’ by his father Jor-El, in the Season 1 episode, The Planet-Splitter.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The Adoption and the SuperFriends episode from Season 1: The Planet-Splitter
- ↑ Continuity from Hanna-Barbera's SuperFriends Season 3: Secret Origins of the SuperFriends and The Krypton Syndrome
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The Supermarket.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: At the Babysitter's.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The First Day of School.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: Overnight with the Scouts.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The Circus.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: Little Runaway.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The Birthday Party.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: The Driver's Licence.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: First Date.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: To Play or Not to Play.
- ↑ Hanna-Barbera's SuperFriends Superboy was voiced by Jerry Dexter, and in the Filmation series, he was voiced by Bob Hastings.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: Graduation. (note that in this episode, even though he was had got his glasses before, he isn't seen with them in this episode, which seems to be a bit of a contradiction.
- ↑ Continuity from Hanna-Barbera's SuperFriends Season 3: History of Doom
- ↑ Further adventures of Superboy can be seen in The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure and The New Adventures of Superman.
- ↑ Continuity from Superman (TV series) episode: It's Superman.
- ↑ As seen in the Superman animated series.
- ↑ As seen in the Superman animated series.
- ↑ Superman's super speed is not as great as the Flash's super speed, but it's still fast enough that he can break through the time barrier and therefore travel through time. His super speed also speeds up his regeneration. So when he is wounded, he can recover at super speed.
- ↑ Not all magic could harm Superman. It just depends on how powerful the magic is. For example, the Warlock's magic ruby had no effect on Superman, because it was not powerful enough. A common misconception is that magic is a weakness in the same sense as Kryptonite is. But that is not the case. It has to do with how powerful magic is. Magic is in general very powerful, and just like Darkseid can hurt Superman with his omega beams, so too can magic.
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on Action Comics, vol. 1 #1
- ↑ Roger Stern. Superman: Sunday Classics: 1939 - 1943 DC Comics / Kitchen Sink Press, Inc. / Sterling Publishing; 2006; Page xii
- ↑ Gross, John (December 15, 1987). "Books of the Times". New York Times.
- ↑ As seen in the Earth-2A universe.
- ↑ Bud Collyer voiced the Earth-2A version of Superman in the Superman (1940s cartoons).
- ↑ Bud Collyer voiced the Earth-2A version of Clark Kent in the Superman (1940s cartoons).