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  • When Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1, his origin was limited. 1 / 9

  • His alien origins just got a brief mention in the crowded origin page. 2 / 9

  • Siegel and Shuster then did a Superman comic strip that revealed Kal-L's name. 3 / 9

  • Superman #1 re-told the origin of Superman for the first time. 4 / 9

  • It added in the Krypton part, but did not use any of the character names. 5 / 9

  • A 1942 Adventures of Superman novel by George Lowther introduced the name Kal-El. 6 / 9

  • The Jor-El spelling was adapted into the comics in the late 1940s. 7 / 9

  • By 1960, Superman's Kryptonian name, Kal-El, was now featured in the comics. 8 / 9

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