Debut: Action Comics #1 (1938)
The defender of Metropolis. Rocketed to Earth from the dying planet Krypton, baby Kal-El was found by a farming couple who named the boy Clark Kent and raised him as their own. Discovering his enormous powers, they instilled in him strong moral values and inspired him to become a hero. Superman has super-everything, including strength, speed, flight, invulnerability as well as his renowned X-ray and heat vision. The most powerful being on the planet, his amazing abilities are also a melancholy reminder of how different he is from the people he’s dedicated to protect.
- In August 2014, Superman was placed at #1 on WatchMojo.com's top ten superheroes of all time.
Want to know more about Superman? Visit the websites below.
- Superman's page on the Superman Wiki
- Superman's page on DC Comics Database
- Superman's page on the official DC Comics website