Jor-El planned to send his son to a distant planet orbiting a yellow sun he had been studying for some time: Earth.
Meanwhile, the view on a monitor of a Earthling working in a rural area startled Lara, who noticed he exposing his skin to the sun and stepping on unprocessed soil.
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.
Securing a job interview at the Daily Planet with Perry White, he meets Jimmy Olsen for the first time and immediately falls in love with Lois Lane.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.He operated this way for seven years until he was forced to save a space-plane in front of crowds of people, then meeting reporter Lois Lane for the first time at age 25.Deciding that it was time for him to become a public figure, Clark and Jonathan designed a symbol for him to wear while Martha created a costume.He is forced to make his first public appearance as Superman, saving both of them when the city is attacked by experimental military helicopters. Growing up in Smallville, Clark shared his secrets with Lana Lang and a relationship has blossomed between them.He also became friends with Lex Luthor at a very young age.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.This time he receives a message from his birth parents Jor-El and Lara, learning of Krypton for the first time when Kryptonian technology implants centuries of knowledge in his brain.Superman considers his dual heritage, and decides that no matter where he's from, his life on Earth has made him a human and an American.