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”Humankind has to be allowed to climb to its own destiny. We can't carry them there.”
Since his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June, 1938, both the DC superhero Superman and his lore have changed a great deal. What’s remained consistent, however, are his senses of morality and justice, as well as his love for mankind, all given to him as Clark Kent by his adoptive parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.
Born on Krypton as Kal-El, Superman was sent to Earth by his birth father Jor-El before its destruction. Although it differs depending on the universe, he is sometimes depicted as its sole survivor. As Clark Kent, he lives in Metropolis as an unassuming reporter for the Daily Planet alongside his love interest, Lois Lane.
In addition to numerous comic book series and appearances, he has been depicted in many cartoons including the Justice League adaptation (voiced by George Newbern and Tim Daly) and films such as 1978’s Superman (Christopher Reeve), 2006’s Superman Returns (Brandon Routh), and 2013’s Man of Steel (Henry Cavill).