Frequently Asked Questions

What is Superman's real name?
Clark Kent [Earth Name]
Kal-El [Kryptonian Name]

What is Superman's age?
Age In Current Continuity: 32

What are Superman's stats?
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 225 pounds
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

What is Superman's occupation as Clark Kent?
Pulitzer investigative reporter and columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper; adventurer as the superhero Superman, & writer of four novels.

Who are Superman's relatives?
Jor-El [Kryptonian father, deceased]
Lara [Kryptonian mother, deceased]
Jonathan Kent [adoptive father]
Martha Kent [adoptive mother]

What are Superman's group affiliations?
Justice League America [former member]

Where does Superman live?
Fortress of Solitude, North Pole [As Superman]
Apartment 3-D, 344 Clinton Street, Metropolis [As Clark Kent]

When did Superman first appear in Comic Books?
Action Comics #1 (June 1938)
The Man of Steel #1 [Post-"Crisis"] (July 1986)

Who created Superman?
Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist)

How is Superman so powerful?
Superman's body acts as a solar battery absorbing solar energy which can then be used as various remarkable powers. If Earth had a red sun like Krypton's, he would not have these powers. Using his powers causes him to use up his stored yellow sun energy. He can lose his powers if he expends a lot of energy quickly (e.g. during his battle with the monster Doomsday) or if he spends too much time away from a yellow sun while in outer space. When low on solar energy, Superman can 'recharge' if exposed to a source of yellow sun energy. The rate at which he 'recharges' can vary.

What are Superman's powers?
Strength - although varying depending on his energy levels, Clark is among the strongest superheroes on Earth, capable of lifting a plane.

Flight - able to defy gravity, possibly through sheer force of will.

Invulnerability - Years of exposure to yellow solar energy have caused Clark's Kryptonian body to become almost indestructable. His natural bio-electric aura also has limited force field properties protecting items near his skin e.g. his costume. Clark can survive in outer space as long as he has a breathing apparatus, and doesn't lose too much solar energy. Using his powers of flight and super-speed Clark can travel inter-planetary distances by himself. Interstellar distances require assistance e.g. a spaceship.

Super-speed - capable of superhuman speed, Clark can fly from Metropolis to have dinner with Lois Lane in Paris, France, or in a few minutes fly to the Moon.

Super-breath - Clark's invulnerability and strength exist internally too, affecting his skeleton and internal organs. After inhaling deeply he can expel the air in a gale-force wind.

Super-hearing - Capable of blocking out and discerning a single known voice within a city.

Vision - Clark can detect electromagnetic energy in more than the normal visible spectrum: X-Ray vision, IR vision, Microscopic, and Telescopic. Additionally, Clark can release solar energy in the form of Heat Vision as a weapon.

What are Superman's weaknesses?
Super Science (sometimes called Magic)

Who are Superman's superhero allies?
Supergirl, Steel, Superboy, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Hawkman, The Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, plus many others.

Who are Superman's human allies?
Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Dr. Emil Hamilton, Bibbo, Perry White, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, Mr. Mxyztptlk (At times), Lex Luthor (At times)

Who are Superman's enemies?
Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid, Conduit, Metallo, Mr. Mxyztptlk, Doomsday, Bizarro, Prankster, Toyman, Imperiex, Massacre, Parasite, Maxima, Mongul, Cyborg Superman