|Ma & Pa Kent|
Martha (Ma) Clark Fordman Kent
Jonathan (Pa) Kent
|Citizens of the United States with no criminal records.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Kent Farm, Lowell County, Kansas|
Pa: 5' 8"
Pa: 185 lbs.
Ma: Brown, now white
Pa: Brown, now white
|Normal human beings with typical rural mid-western values.|
|Items typical to a farm and farm household.|
Adventures of Superman
Superman Vol. 1 & 2
Superman: The Man of Steel
|Superman Vol. 1 #1 (Summer, 1939)|
|Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster|
Both growing up in Smallville, Kansas, many thought that Jonathan and Martha were destined for marriage. But Jonathan was drafted into the war and was reported as missing in action, having been taken prisoner. After a year Martha accepted that Jonathan was dead and married department store owner Daniel Fordman.
After the war Jonathan returned to the place of his birth to discover his love had married another. Fate would intervene when Fordman would shortly die of cancer. Before he died Martha insisted that she not inherit his fortune.
After a period of grieving Martha and Jonathan were married, but despite several attempts they were unable to have children.
Once again fate intervened when the Kents would discover a small spacecraft with an infant on board. The Kents raised the alien boy as their own naming him Clark and instilling in him the values that would serve him as Earth's greatest champion, Superman.