#850 (August 2007), for example, identifies Methodism by name as the denomination that Clark Kent and his mother attended.
Jonathan also raised his adopted son with staunch Protestant values, but Jonathan has never been much of a churchgoer.
The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster [often mis-spelled "Joe Schuster"], both of whom were Jewish.
The character of Superman, however, has always been depicted as having been raised with a solidly Protestant upbringing by his adoptive Midwestern parents - Jonathan and Martha Kent.
I've fought against and alongside beings who call themselves "New Gods" as well as "old gods" of Greek myth . He has written two Superman novels (Last Son Of Krypton and Miracle Monday, both which are currently out of print) as well as numerous other stories, articles, interviews and projects. Bruce and Batman are both Episcopalian and I said so in the text though it was edited out erroneously. Superman is something else, but I never did buy all that Kryptonian "Great Rao" nonsense.
One of his most recent publications is the novel KINGDOM COME (which is available through Warner Books) which came out in February 1998. It's part of the process of getting to know a character well enough to write about him or her. I do think Superman essentially adheres to a kind of interplanetary-oriented Kryptonian-based belief system centered on monotheistic philosophy, and I've got some ideas about it that I haven't yet articulated other than as backstory.
Not only does this two-part story explicitly point out that Superman attended weekly church services with his mother at a Protestant church in Smallville until the time he was fourteen years old, this story also reveals many other thoughts Superman has about religion. Jarod Dale, a super-powered Protestant missionary), Superman thinks to himself ( Later in this same story, Superman seeks advice from an old friend: Barbara Johnson, a devout Protestant woman who runs the Community Angels Outreach Center in Metropolis, and he prays that Jarod Dale and his family will make the right choice about what to do next ( questions. Maggin was the principal scriptwriter for DC Comics' Superman titles during the 1970's up until the mid-1980's. Luthor is Jewish (though non-observant, thank heaven).Clark stopped attending church services when his super-hearing, X-ray vision and other super senses began developing.As Clark later told his wife, Lois Lane, he stopped attending services becaues he "knew too much about their lives -- their problems -- their lies...Although possibly not "canonical" at the time that Maggin gave this interview, this notion appeared already to have widespread support and subsequently grew in popularity.Many writers and fans believed this denominational affiliation best captures and explains the character as he has been portrayed over the years.However, no textual support exists in any of the published comics, novels, films or TV series episodes to support the notion that the Above: Influential Superman writer/artist John Byrne rather overtly invoked the character's strongly Protestant Christian background in this scene.Jonathan Kent, the father of Superboy, tells his son that he prayed for him during a recent crisis.The creation of Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent was a manifestation of the desire by Siegel and Shuster to "pass" in mainstream population and also to assert control in a world that had often left them feeling powerless, such as when Siegel's father was murdered.As is often the case with a character or franchise of extraordinary longevity, Superman has been reconceived multiple times ("retconned" in comic book parlance).The father and super-powered son are framed in front of a Christian church (note the cross on the tower or steeple in the background).Later on this same page, Superman mentions "the solid, moral foundation my foster parents gave" him. Maggin, an observant Jew who is one of Superman's most popular and influential contemporary chroniclers, stated in a 1998 interview that Clark Kent and the entire family are Methodists.