Smallville is an idyllic farming community located in the state of Kansas. It is historically known as the home of the Kent family and their adopted son Clark Kent, who is secretly Superman and in some realities was Superboy during his teen years. The town was first identified as Smallville, USA in Superboy #2 (1949). Initially, Smallville's exact location was not solidly identified, though it had been suggested that it was located somewhere in the Midwest. Some sources even placed it within a short distance of Metropolis and the outlying community of Midvale on the East Coast. With the 1986 reboot of Superman's continuity following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Smallville was firmly established as a town in the state of Kansas.