Headscratchers / Starman

The DC comic

  • When Jack Knight and Mikaal are sent back in time, and they visit Krypton before it exploded, Jack immediately recognizes Jor-El as "Superman's dad" based on his name alone. Now, Jack is hardly pals with Supes, so is Superman's planet of birth and his ancestry supposed to be common knowledge?
    • At this point in the DC Universe it's pretty common knowledge that Superman is Kal-El and from the planet Krypton.
      • More specifically, in the Post-Crisis universe, Superman gives an interview to Lois Lane sometime just after Man of Steel #6 in which he reveals all of this, and later stories have news media or footage that would show things like the Jor-El statue in his Fortress and so on.