Baby Kal-El was sent to Earth by his parents before their home planet of Krypton exploded. There, he was adopted by Martha and Jonathan Kent, and given the name Clark Kent. Young Clark kept the superhuman abilities granted to his Kryptonian physiology by Earth's yellow sun a secret when he was growing up with his parents in Smallville, Kansas. When he moved to Metropolis, he got a job as a reporter for the Daily Bugle, where he became best friends with Jimmy Olsen and fell in love with Lois Lane. When things in Metropolis started going awry, Clark began using his unlimited strength, faster-than-light speed, heat vision, ice breath, and flight capabilities to help others.
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, Clark is Superman!