27 Facts About Clark Kent


Clark Kent's ship landed in the American countryside, near the fictional town of Smallville.

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Clark Kent was found and adopted by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark Kent.

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Clark Kent developed various superhuman abilities, such as incredible strength and impervious skin.

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Clark Kent was the best-selling superhero in American comic books up until the 1980s.

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Clark Kent uses these powers maliciously for profit and amusement, but then the drug wears off, leaving him a powerless vagrant again.

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The extended script mentions that Clark Kent puts on a special "uniform" when assuming the identity of Superman, but it is not described.

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Name "Clark Kent" was created by taking the first names of actors Clark Gable and Kent Taylor.

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Clark Kent is a journalist because Siegel often imagined himself becoming one after leaving school.

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Clark Kent collected fitness magazines and manuals and used their photographs as visual references for his art.

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Clark Kent's retirement coincided with DC Comics' decision to reboot the DC Universe with the companywide-crossover storyline "Crisis on Infinite Earths".

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Clark Kent's heirs attempted to take the rights to Superman using the termination provision of the Copyright Act of 1976.

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Clark Kent creates the costumed identity of Superman so as to protect his personal privacy and the safety of his loved ones.

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Clark Kent was later revived by the Eradicator using Kryptonian technology.

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Clark Kent sees his job as a journalist as an extension of his Superman responsibilities—bringing truth to the forefront and fighting for the little guy.

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Clark Kent believes that everybody has the right to know what is going on in the world, regardless of who is involved.

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Clark Kent wears his Superman costume underneath his street clothes, allowing easy changes between the two personae and the dramatic gesture of ripping open his shirt to reveal the familiar "S" emblem when called into action.

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Superman usually stores his Clark Kent clothing compressed in a secret pouch within his cape, though some stories have shown him leaving his clothes in some covert location for later retrieval.

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Clark Kent often uses excessive force and terror against criminals, on some occasions even killing them.

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Clark Kent traveled by running and leaping thanks to his superhuman speed, which he could do to a prodigious degree thanks to his strength.

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Clark Kent has a significant focus of his breath's intensity to the point of freezing targets by blowing on them.

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Clark Kent's is a fellow journalist at the Daily Planet.

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Siegel objected to any proposal that Lois discover that Clark Kent is Superman because he felt that, as implausible as Clark Kent's disguise is, the love triangle was too important to the book's appeal.

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Clark Kent's parents taught him that he should use his abilities for altruistic means, but that he should find some way to safeguard his private life.

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Clark Kent defines this ideology as a means of associating individualism, consumerism, and democracy and as something that took shape around WWII and underpinned the war effort.

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Clark Kent argues that Superman allowed the superhero genre to take over from the Western as the expression of immigrant sensibilities.

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Clark Kent represents the assimilated individual, allowing Superman to express the immigrants' cultural heritage for the greater good.

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Clark Kent argues that Superman's early stories portray a threat: "the possibility that the exile would overwhelm the country".

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