Thursday, December 2, 2010


Jor-El is a fictional character, an extraterrestrial in the DC Comics Universe. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, he first appeared in Action Comics #1 as Superman's biological father.

Jor-El is a Kryptonian, and the husband of Lara. He was a scientist on the planet Krypton before its destruction. Jor-El foresaw the planet's fate, but was unable to convince his colleagues in time to save their race after his appeals. He was able to save his infant son, Kal-El (Superman), sending him in a homemade rocketship to Earth just moments before Krypton's demise. After constructing his Fortress of Solitude, Superman honored his deceased biological parents with a statue of Jor-El and Lara holding up a globe of Krypton.

Jor-El is usually portrayed as closely resembling the later appearance of Kal-El as the adult Superman.

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