Martha Kent
Real name: Martha Kent
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: grey
Relatives: Jonathan Kent (husband)
Clark Kent (adopted son)
Affiliations: Clark Family (formerly)
Kent Family
Voiced/Played: Season 1: Shannon Farnon
Season 3: ???
Superman: Tress MacNeille
Martha Kent

Martha Kent's Season 3 appearance

Martha Kent lives in Smallville.

She is married to Jonathan Kent and the adoptive mother to Clark Kent.

Background InformationEdit

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Martha Kent was the daughter Henry and Willa Clark and wife of Jonathan Kent. Together with her husband, they find the toddler Kal-El in his rocket, they take him to the Smallville Orphanage and later formally adopt him, naming him "Clark" (this is same in Earth-1A continuity). This was because Martha's maiden name was "Clark."

She helped her husband run the Kent Farm, then later the Kent General Store.

When Clark Kent was in his early twenties, Martha and Jonathan went on a vacation in the Caribbean where they discovered a buried treasure chest. Opening the chest released a virulent alien micro-organism that infected both of them. Young Clark tried to save them, but failed. Both Martha and Jonathan passed away at the same time.[1]

Martha Kent (Adoption), 1988

Martha Kent in her Superman, 1988 appearance.


Hanna Barbera’s Super Friends:


Martha Kent[2]

Superman, 1988 TV Series:


  • Martha Kent first appeared in Superman, Vol. 1 #1[3] (Summer 1939)
  • She was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster.

External LinksEdit

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

Martha Kent
Jonathan Martha Kent was Superman’s adoptive mother. She and her husband Jonathan witnessed the arrival of the Kryptonian spacecraft bearing the infant Kal-El. In contrast to her husband's skepticism, Martha immediately suggested that they raise the child as their own. She chose to name the baby Clark, after her maiden name.

This version of Martha Kent is based on the Justice League animated series produced for the Cartoon Network from 2001-2004.
- Go to DCAU for more on the Martha Kent
Martha Kent
Martha Kent is the widow of the late Jonathan Kent, adoptive mother of Clark Kent, and the current US Senator for the state of Kansas.

This version of Martha Kent is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Martha Kent


  1. As revealed in Superman, Vol. 1 #161 (May 1963), and Superman, Vol. 1 #163 (September, 1981). Both issues can be found at the DC Database.
  2. As seen in the Filmation series.
  3. Go to DC Database for more on Superman, Vol. 1 #1 (published Summer, 1939)