Kal-El was born to Kryptonian scientists on the planet Krypton. He was sent to Earth on a spacecraft by his parents so that he would survive the destruction of their planet, and becoming the sole survivor of Krypton. His spacecraft landed in mid-1800s Kansas and founded by Jonathan and Martha Kent, whom they adopted him as their son Clark.
Clark grew up and developed his Kryptonian powers before going public in 1876 at the Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition; in which he delivered Torch of the Statue of Liberty for the exposition. Seeing how America and the world is expecting an "Age of Wonder" with technological innovations, Clark decided to help speed up the advancement and worked for Thomas Edison at Menlo Park. There he met and befriended with Nikola Tesla, and coming into differential conflict with Edison's assistant Lex Luthor over their ideals. Subsequently, Clark later worked for Westinghouse after Tesla and Luthor decided to worked for the company alongside with fellow inventors Barry Allen and Ted Knight. Clark helped in constructing Adams Power Plant at Niagara Falls and fell in love with reporter Lois Lane. After the public named Clark as Super-Man, he was curious as to how he gains his powers and why he is different from other people. His questions were answered from his adopted parents, who revealed him his spacecraft which they had kept hidden and the vehicle's content containing his origins.
Clark brought his spacecraft to his colleagues where he shown them his origins. His friends were awed of what they learned and decided to replicate the Kryptonian technology from Clark's ship that would greatly benefit the world. Within a week, Clark's friends experimented with the new technology in which Ted Knight became the Starman and Barry Allen became the Human Flash. In 1893, Clark later makes a charitable gesture to public in New York as an expression of his belief by having himself and his friends give away a supply of cold wireless lamp recently created by Tesla. But after giving all the lamps away, there was a huge audience that did not received the lamps enviously causes a riot over the lamps. Though Super Man tries to calm the public without using any of his powers and promise to make more cold lamps, the riot is brutally crush by the police. This incident became the Cold-Lamp Riots. Clark was very dismayed of the riots his naive generosity had caused, which had earned the anger of Luthor, but was reassured by Lois that he had too much faith in people as being pure good as he is.
In 1896, Clark was summoned by Captain Hal Jordan to Lot 51 in Nevada, where a dying Green Lantern alien requested in seeing Superman to be his noble successor. However, Superman declined his offer as he has too many responsibility over Earth and selected Captain Jordan as the Green Lantern, as he has the courage and will to protect and serve.
Since the last ten years, Clark and his friends brought America into a flourishing advanced nation; founded the League of Science, which it's purpose is to share their knowledge to the world and inspire people to create new and better inventions to benefit all of humanity; and married Lois Lane.
In 1897, Superman and the League of Science were called to aid Luthor from his airship, whose crew were stricken with radiation sickness on Luthor's scientific expedition, and discovered that it was carrying unprotected radium ores. Superman and the League evacuated the airship and destroyed it and the ores. Clark and Lois visited Luthor, who was recovering from his radiation sickness, as the former felt awful for what happened to Luthor and his project. But, Clark overheard what Luthor and Tesla were planning to use the radium to build a death ray and urged Luthor to drop his project; however, Luthor refused. Clark later held a conference with the League and brought the issue on the development of weapons based off of their scientific sources, in which are prohibited according to the League's charter. The discussion turned shift to the use of their powers in military ventures in which Hal Jordan had a previous involvement in a war in Mexico who he utilized his power ring, in which Jordan argued that times are changing and that their ideas only provided the world new ways to fight wars over. The discussion was reached without any conclusion.
On the next day, Superman was promised to give a tour to the Wayne family on the League's headquarters. As he was waiting for the Waynes, a large explosion was started which heavily damage the League's building. Superman and the League rescue many of the people from the damages. He dig for any survivors who were near the blast and found Waynes, except for their son Bruce, among the dead. Lois helped provided the Superman and the League information on those responsible for the bombing to a terrorist group the Spartans, a dissatisfied low-class workers. The League traveled to the lower east side of New York City and find the Spartans' headquarters, where it was quickly vacated. Thereafter, they came into conflict with the Green Arrow, who bested with Superman's allies, and confronted by an angry mob. Confused, Superman questioned them why they are doing in which Green Arrow speaks for the mob that these are mad because they are unfairly treated by the corruption of industry all due for miserably working for the utopia that the League were building. Furthermore, the Spartans are theses kinds of downtrodden people who took violence in retaliation to their down-trodden lives. In which Green Arrow then pointed out to Superman and the League that they only stand for science and progress, but never for justice. Green Arrow then left them and taken responsibility in going after the Spartans.
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