The next origin sequence to appear was
in 1944, the first appearance of Superboy. The Kents are once again
A December 1945 Sunday newspaper sequence also did not name the Kents.
In the October 1947 radio serial, "The Secret Rocket", Clark's father is once again called Eben Kent.
(and his rocket lands in Centerville, Iowa).
In August 1948, Superman 1953, Clark's
parents are called John and Mary Kent, but in the 1948 movie serial Clark's
parents are called Eben and Martha Kent!.
|In May 1949, Pa Kent was called
Silas in Action 132.
"The Secret of the Kents" by Bill Finger, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye.
|He finally became Jonathan
Kent in Adventure 149, February 1950, after the Superboy strip had been
running for 6 years!
The Smallville General Store first appeared
in Superboy 6, in January 1950.
"The Fake Superboy" by Ed Hamilton, John Sikela and Ed Dobrotka.
Ma Kent was called Marthe in Superboy 12 January 1951.
"Superboy's Problem Parents" by William Woolfolk, John Sikela and Ed Dobrotka
By Action 158, July 1951 her name had been
modified to Martha.
|The last major change in the Kents, up
until the late 60's was the decision to give Dad Kent hair in Adventure
198 in March 1954.
"The Super Carnival from Space". Art by Curt Swan and John Fischetti.
In March 1968, the Kents were rejuvenated by a mysterious force in Superboy 145.