Real Name: Clark Kent, Kal-El Occupation: Journalist,
novelist Base of Operations: Metropolis
Marital Status: Married
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Black
First Appearance: Historical, ACTION
(June, 1938); canonical, MAN OF STEEL #1 (June, 1986)
Though genetically an alien conceived on the late planet Krypton, Superman is an American by birth, born in a Kansas corn field. Living by the moral values instilled in him by his Earthly parents, Superman's high ideals are sometimes mistaken for naivete, his steadfast determination for unrealistic optimism, by those who cannot or will not understand him.
Through his deeds, Superman has become Earth's preeminent super hero. Time and again, through all adversity, he has proven himself a true hero, capable of whatever bravery and self-sacrifice is necessary to right a wrong or save a life.
Superman has actually been worshipped by some of
his many admirers, but he is not a god. Though slow to anger, he does not
suffer villains gladly. Superman is, at heart, a warm, compassionate, courageous
man with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. He has devoted
his life to the promotion of truth, justice, and the great ideals of the
The Superman Thematic Museum I Index
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