Superman (Real Name Clark Kent and born Kal-El) is a famous Kryptonian superhero and founding member of the Justice League. At the start of the story, he had been active as a superhero for fifteen years since he was nineteen and is widely regarded as the greatest superhero in the world. He is primarily based in the city of Metropolis, Kansas, and he works as a reporter for the Dailey Planet in his civilian identity.
Born on the dying planet Krypton, Kal-El's parents sent him to Earth just before the planet was destroyed. He crashed in the small town of Smallville, Kansas and was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent. They took him in and raised him as their son for his childhood.