Jor-El, Krypton's leading scientist, sends his infant son to Earth in a rocket just as the planet explodes. The rocket is found by Eben and Sarah Kent and Eben gets the infant out before the craft explodes. They raise the child as their own. Years later, after Eben's death and now aware of his super powers, Clark Kent moves to Metropolis. Sarah has made a costume for him, and she tells him that he must use his powers for good. Superman makes his debut saving a man falling from a blimp. As Clark, he hustles the man to the Daily Planet, which scores a scoop. This convinces editor Perry White to hire Clark.
Did You Know?
Perry White calls the print room and says to hold the "7 star for a front-page re-write." When printing newspapers publishers keep track of changes while printing a particular day's paper by having stars on the front page that are colored in as changes are made to the content. See more
When Clark Kent tries to see Perry White he runs to the Store Room and takes off his hat along the way. A moment later, he is walking along the ledge of the Daily Planet Building to sneak into Perry White's office with his hat still on. See more
Well, Miss Lane, maybe I'm just a super man.
is listed in the show's credits, but does not appear in the program. He was originally cast as Jor-El but for unknown reasons was replaced by Robert Rockwell
, who did not receive credit for this substantial role. See more