Alias


Superman
Nick Name
Golden-Age Superman
Civilian ID

Kal-L


Adopted Name

Clark Kent


Occupation

Adventurer

Journalist

Newspaper Editor


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin

Kryptonopolis, Krypton

Rocketed to Kansas, United States, Earth-2


Group Affiliation

All Star Squadron

Justice Society


Base of Operations

Fortress of Solitude

Metropolis

Smallville, Kansas


Note: All of the following locations were located on the pre-crisis Earth-2.


Height
6' 2'
Weight
220 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Solar enhanced biologically typical Kryptonian possessing superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, laser vision, x-ray vision, macroscopic and microscopic vision, acute senses, hurricane-force and super-cooled breath, ability to live without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time and an extremely long life expectancy.


Invulnerability is derived from a biological aura, which can be extended to other objects and beings within close proximity.


Above average intelligence with skills as an investigative journalist.


Note: Superman is unable to see through the element Lead.


Only known weaknesses are to red solar radiation, Kryptonite radiation, Kryptonian viruses and magic.


Kryptonite is a radioactive element native to the extinct planet Krypton, and depending on its color qualities, effects Superman in different ways. Green Kryptonite is deadly.


Xarxas is a Kryptonian virus which causes havoc with the mental reason and abilities of superhuman Kryptonians eventually resulting in coma and then death.


Accessories

Eye Glasses: Eyewear used as disguise in secret identity.


Kryptonian Rocket Ship: Spacecraft built by Jor-L to transport his son Kal-El to the planet Earth.


Phantom Zone Projector: Projection device created with Kryptonian science; capable of opening a dimension known as the Phantom Zone, where living being exist as ghost like entities capable of seeing the material world, but unable to affect it.


Resources of the Fortress of Solitude


Common Enemies

Brainiac 1

Bizarro

General Zod I

Lex Luthor

Metallo

Mr. Mxyzptlk

Parasite

Prankster

Toyman


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Adventure Comics

Superman Vol. 1


First Appearance
Action Comics #1 (June, 1938)
Creator
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Origin

Before Krypton's destruction Jor-L rocketed his only son Kal-L to a primitive planet called Earth. Kal-L was discovered by a Kansas farm couple, John and Martha Kent, who after officially adopting the boy raised the alien as their son Clark.


As Clark matured he gradually exhibited incredible powers derived from his exposure to the yellow solar radiation of Earth's sun. With the moral guidance of his adopted parents and the inherited strength of his earth-bound Kryptonian biology, Clark became the worlds first superhero, Superman.


Superman