Superman’s Parents Have a Shocking Secret Role in DC Lore

For as long as they have existed in DC Comics lore, Jonathan and Martha Kent (aka Pa and Ma) have been two of the most important characters in that universe because of how they raised Superman. Everyone knows his origin story: small alien boy on a dying planet raised by elderly farmhands after he crash lands on Earth. Kal-El was always going to grow up to become powerful, but it is through the tutelage of his adopted parents that instilled the values that make Superman the man he is today. Without them, he likely wouldn’t have become a hero.
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