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Jonathan Kent was a farmer in the small town of Smallville, Kansas. He and his wife, Martha, became the adoptive parents of the Kryptonian orphan Kal-El after finding the infant alien in a small rocket sent to Earth. The Kents raised Kal-El as their own son under the name "Clark Kent". Jonathan and Martha Kent died as the result of a car accident on the night of Clark's senior prom.
- Pa Kent was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, first appearing in Superman #1. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Pa Kent first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Action Comics (Volume 2) #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales.
- The first appearance of Jonathan Kent in Prime Earth continuity was a photograph in Action Comics (Volume 2) #1. His first full appearance was not until a flashback in Action Comics (Volume 2) #5.
- 45 Appearances of Jonathan Kent (Prime Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Jonathan Kent (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Jonathan Kent (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jonathan Kent (Prime Earth)