Look how strong he is!
Look how strong he is!

Full Name:
Superman – Clark Joseph Kent (Earth name), Kal-El (Kryptonian name)
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Black
Height: 1,90 meters (6 feet 3 inches)
Weight: 102,15 kilos (225 pounds)
Age: 39 years
Birthday: Usally February 29th
Parents: Jor-El and Lara (Kryptonian parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent (adoptive parents)
Marital Status: Married to Lois Lane
Occupation: Journalist for Daily Planet newspaper, undercover superhero
Group Affiliation: Justice League of America
Type of hero: Fictional superhero
Also known as: The Man of Steel, The Man of Tomorrow, The Last Son of Krypton
Skills: Flight, super-strengh, super-hearing, super-breath, super-speed, heatvision, IR-vision, X-Ray vision, microscopic, telescopic, invulnerability
Weaknesses: Kryotonite, magic, when he uses up his solar energy and Lois Lane (wife).
Aim(s): to help people in need with his powers
Inventor: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster


Superman was born on Krypton, a planet in outer space. But right after he was born the planet was doomed to explode. Therefore he was sent by his parents, Jor-El and Lara, to Earth in a little rocket, in the hope that their son, called at that time Kal-El, would get a good life anyway.
The boy was found by a childless couple, Jonathan and Martha Kent, in Smallville, Kansas. They adopted him and gave him the name Clark Joseph Kent.
As he grew, Clark developed special abilities. The Kents discovered it when he was 8 years old, because he got tramped over by a bull and did not get hurt. At age 17 they found out he could fly, and in the following year his father told him about how they had found him and showed him the remains of the rocket. From that day on, Clark understood that with great powers comes great responsability.
Therefore he left Smallville and began travelling in the world learning about his powers, secretly helping people and get an education. He recived a degree in journalism four years after.
His first public heroic act was when he prevented a NASA plane to crash. Here he recieved his alias Superman, and from that day he began his devided life, where he works at the Daily Planet, because he got the first interview with Superman, and is an undercover superhero.

This biography is based on the "Man of Steel" version from 1986 written and drawn by John Byrne .

Becoming a hero

Superman developed and discovered his superpowers, for example that he could fly, through time. He decided that he would help other people, instead of using them to his own advantage.
Why did superman become so popular in our world and in the fictional world? We think that Superman is an idol for some kids in our world, especially boys, because he has his superpowers and is cool. He is popular among some girls, because he also is hot. And because he rescued so many people from evil villains was also something that made him so popular. In the fictional world it was because he always was there for the people, and if there was an evil villain that wanted to rule the world, then he was there to rescue the world. But he never killed the villains. he is poular also among the people in the comics because he is cool and uses his powers in a good way.

Word explanations:

  • alias: også kaldet
  • develope: at udvikle
  • marital status: gift med
  • affiliation: tilknytning