Superman was a hero in Metropolis, fighting domestic threats and Japanese spies.
Clark Kent, also known as Superman, was born on the planet Krypton. When his world was on the verge of destruction, his father placed him in a rocket and launched it in the direction of Earth.
The ship eventually landed on Earth and was found by a motorist, who took the infant to an orphanage.
Eventually, he was given the name Clark Kent and over time realized his powers. He eventually moved to Metropolis, was employed by the Daily Planet, and adopted the alternate identity of Superman to fight evil.
Superman became involved in World War II, destroying several ships in Japan while he (as Clark Kent) and Lois Lane were on assignment there. He also helped to protect allied military documents from falling into the hands of the Nazis.
Powers and Abilities
- Kryptonian Physiology: Superman's cellular structure is much more dense, resilient, and biologically more effective than human tissue.
- Superhuman Strength Superman possesses Enhanced/Superhuman Strength, allowing him to lift and carry heavy weights such as: a wooden tourist vehicle, drag a ship underwater etc. In the cartoon, one of his biggest strength feats was dragging the Fort Knox train, loaded with gold bars, by kilometers behind him.
- Superhuman Speed: Superman possesses Superhuman Speed, enabling him to catch up to and surpress an express train.
- Invulnerability: Superman's body is nigh-invulnerable due to his superhumanly dense cellular and anatomical structure. Superman is under some circumstances resistant or immune to different forms and levels of lacerations, blunt force trauma, energy-based assaults and getting shot at with bullets will make them bounce off of him, falls from great heights, explosions, etc.
- Flight: Superman has the power to fly at incredible speeds rivaling those of an airplane or spaceship, he does this by manipulating graviton particles to defy the forces of gravity and achieve flight. he can hover in place, or move in any posture and in any direction.
- Enhanced Vision:
- Indestructible cape
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the Superman animated shorts and is an adaptation of Clark Kent/Superman. The original character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1.
- Superman was voiced by Bud Collyer.
- Superman was never referred to on screen as Kal-L or Kal-El in the Fleischer Studios or Famous Studios shorts.
- No references to Kent couple; this version of Superman was raised in a orphanage, exactly as the original plot in Action Comics #1.
- Superman was not aware of his Kryptonian heritage.
- Superman was the only survivor of Krypton.
- Superman's powers had no apparent explanation except "evolved physiology".
- Superman's earth was erased during the event's of the Arrowverse Crisis on Unlimited Earths crossover. It is implied that he was revived afterword.
- 27 Appearances of Clark Kent (1941 Superman Cartoons)
- 2 Images featuring Clark Kent (1941 Superman Cartoons)
- 2 Quotations by or about Clark Kent (1941 Superman Cartoons)
- Character Gallery: Clark Kent (1941 Superman Cartoons)
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