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Information-silkReal NameMartha Clark
Information-silkCurrent AliasMartha Kent
Information-silkAliasesMa Kent
Information-silkRelativesJonathan Kent (husband, deceased); Clark Kent (adoptive son); Lois Lane (daughter-in-law); Conner Kent (adoptive son); Kara Kent (adoptive niece); Sam Kent (father-in-law, deceased); Harry Kent (brother-in-law, deceased); Daniel Fordman (1st husband, deceased); Eliza Fordman-Campbell (sister-in-law, removed); Harvey Fordman (father-in-law, removed); Mildred Fordman (mother-in-law, removed);
Information-silkAffiliationKent Family
Information-silkBase Of OperationsKent Farm, Smallville, Kansas
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusWidowed
Information-silkHeight5' 4"
Information-silkWeight150 lbs (68 kg)
Information-silkUniverseNew Earth
Information-silkPlace of BirthSmallville, Kansas
Information-silkCreatorsJohn Byrne, Mark Waid, Leinil Francis Yu
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Martha Kent (née Clark) was the wife of Jonathan Kent. She and Jonathan, farmers living in Smallville, Kansas. The couple were unable to have children of their own and Martha prayed every day for a child.

One day while driving down a road with her husband, the couple witnessed a meteor shower rained down around them, causing their truck to be driven off the road and into a ditch. Curious as to what it was that had fallen from the sky, the couple ventured into the crater. The couple were shocked to find a spaceship and even more shocked when a young boy crawls out. Whilst Jonathan was wondering were they boy came from didn't care, Martha saw the boy as a gift from the heavens. The couple loaded the ship onto the truck and took the boy home and stowed the ship in their storm cellar. The couple had adoption papers forged naming him Clark Kent and they raise the child.

Martha loved Clark as her own and raised him with good morales and discipline. Clark had what could be described as an idealistic childhood. While Jonathan dealt with the problem of Clark's developing powers, she gave him the love and support tom keep him grounded.

Martha is the person who designed and made the first Superman costume, and always keeping a spare just in case. Martha, has cared for many heroes and their secrets her adopted niece Supergirl, her sons clone Superboy, the mysterious Mon-El. The Kents even took in Krypto the Superdog as he was destroying Clark and Lois apartment.

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