Clark Kent comes to Metropolis looking for a job at the Daily Planet. Perry White first dismisses him as he has no experience. He later goes out to get a story about a theater being torn down which convinces White to accept him because he has initiatives. At the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is intent on uncovering a possible conspiracy behind a space ship launch, which might blow-up. White teams Lois up with the rookie Clark against her better judgment. Meanwhile, Clark is frustrated that he cannot use his powers to help others without exposing himself and jeopardizing his chance at leading a normal life. He consults his mother, Martha Kent, and the two comes up with the Superman costume. Written by
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was the first actor to be auditioned. At first, he was dismissed as being too young, more of a Superboy than a Superman. See more
Fortune cookies are an American invention. In 1993, they were not yet popular in mainland China, where Clark got the supposedly authentic meal. See more
[explaining to the rest of the passengers what happened after her first encounter with Superman
[a little dazed
There was a bomb. He...ate it.
Referenced in Smallville: Rogue
Holding Out for a Hero
Performed by Bonnie Tyler See more