"It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all. Then... he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him."
Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El is the deuteragonist in the DC Comics franchise. He is an alien immigrant from the planet Krypton who was raised in Smallville, Kansas, to become an American superhero. Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent. In his civilian identity he is Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. He is a founding member of the Justice League and one of the most powerful characters in fiction.
Why He Rocks
- In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized,iconic, and revered character and superhero of all time, especially in comic book history.
- Superman fights a wide vareity of evil from the human mad genius Lex Luthor to the ruthless General Zod.
- At many points, he and his powers are put to the test by his ability to rescue others.
- Just as Batman goes toe to toe with Bane, Superman battles Brainiac, Zod, Parasite, or Darkseid, in much larger, grander, and more epic battles.
- Unlike many superheroes, Superman has two, loving parents that raised and still love him to this day.
- He consciously decides to turn his powers into a tool to help mankind on a large scale.
- The fact that every natural disaster, every burning building, and every kitten in a tree is something he can help with, and something those very strong morals of his make him feel obligated to do.
- In spite of his humility and the pressure it puts on him, Kal-El very much enjoys being Superman.
- He represents modern day immigrants, feeling like a literal alien.
- As Clark Kent, he’s a hard-working, decent, kinda nerdy, and humble journalist.
- Yet in the past few decades, he has suffered from a severe lack of the proper respect he deserves.
- Back in his early days in first few Action Comics issues, Superman had a rather twisted sense of justice the modern day Superman would never use. Want some proof? Read this article from FANDOM.
- Iconic as he is, there are some who would argue that he is not actually a particularly interesting character.
- With all his strength and power, he is still vulnearble to Kryptonite, a literal green glowing rock.