Kal-El

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Kal-El

Superman's Kryptonian name (S No. 113, May 1957: chs 1-3—"The Superman of the Past"; "The Secret of the Towers"; "The Superman of the Present"; and others). (TGSB)

Kal-El is ancient Kryptonian for "Star Child" (S No. 257/2, Oct 1972: "The Greatest Green Lantern of All!"; LSOK; and others).

The House of El was renowned throughout Kryptonian history for their great achievements in sciences and the arts.

Although born on Krypton, young Kal-El was rocketed to safety on Earth by his parents, Jor-El and Lara, before Krypton exploded. Upon his arrival on Earth, Kal-El was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent and raised as Clark Kent in Smallville.

Once he was of age, he began his career as Superboy and then later as Superman.

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