Superman's real name on Krypton is Kal-El. He was given his Earth name, Clark Joseph Kent, by the rural Kansas couple that found him as a baby.Continue Reading
It was this same couple that taught Superman to use his extraordinary super-powers of strength, flight, superhuman hearing and X-ray vision for a morally righteous cause.
His enemies are those of the public at large — greedy corporate oligarchs like Lex Luthor — and he combats these not only as Superman, or Kal-El, but as Clark Kent the reporter as well.
In addition to the name Superman, he is also often referred to as the "Man of Steel."Learn more about Comic Books
Superman came before Batman. Superman was created by Joel Shuster and Jerry Siegel in 1933 and made his first official comic book appearance in Action Comics #1, cover-dated July 1938. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27, cover-dated May 1939.Full Answer >
The slogan most frequently associated with Superman is "Truth, justice and the American way." However, he does not always say it in every piece of media the character appears.Full Answer >
Marvel Comics' Black Panther, whose real name is T'Challa, first appeared in 1966. Black Panther was Marvel's first major African-American superhero, and he has affiliations with several Marvel superhero groups including the Avengers, Secret Avengers, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Force and Queen's Vengeance. Black Panther also plays a starring role in Marvel's first graphic novel, "Jungle Action #5."Full Answer >
Famous characters in DC Comics include Superman, Batman and the Flash. Superman is an alien from the planet Krypton, while Batman and the Flash are both humans.Full Answer >