Superman is a character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He is a native of the planet Krypton, and he was sent to Earth as a baby by his parents, Jor-El and Lara, before Krypton exploded. His rocketship landed in Smallville, Kansas, where he was adopted by Jonathan Kent and Marta Kent, and he was given the name Clark. As he grew up, he realized that the radiation of our yellow sun gives him superpowers: super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, x-ray vision, microscopic vision, telescopic vision, heat vision, flight and freeze breath. With those powers, he decided to fight crime as the superhero Superman. His arch-nemesis is Lex Luthor .