Martha Kent
Real name: Martha Kent
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: grey
Relatives: Jonathan Kent (husband)
Clark Kent (adopted son)
Affiliations: Clark Family (formerly)
Kent Family
Voiced/Played: Season 1: Shannon Farnon
Season 3: ???
Superman: Tress MacNeille
Martha Kent

Martha Kent's Season 3 appearance

Kents 4 (The Planet Splitter)

The Kents
Image from The Planet-Splitter

Martha Kent lives in Smallville.

She is married to Jonathan Kent and the adoptive mother to Clark Kent.

Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Martha Kent was the daughter Henry and Willa Clark and wife of Jonathan Kent. Together with her husband, they find the toddler Kal-El in his rocket, they take him to the Smallville Orphanage and later formally adopt him, naming him "Clark" (this is same in Earth-1A continuity). This was because Martha's maiden name was "Clark."

She helped her husband run the Kent Farm, then later the Kent General Store.

When Clark Kent was in his early twenties, Martha and Jonathan went on a vacation in the Caribbean where they discovered a buried treasure chest. Opening the chest released a virulent alien micro-organism that infected both of them. Young Clark tried to save them, but failed. Both Martha and Jonathan passed away at the same time.[1]


Hanna Barbera’s Super Friends:

Superman, 1988 TV Series:

Appearances in Other Media


  • Martha Kent first appeared in Superman, Vol. 1 #1[2] (Summer 1939)
  • She was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster.

External Links


  1. As revealed in Superman, Vol. 1 #161 (May 1963), and Superman, Vol. 1 #163 (September, 1981). Both issues can be found at the DC Database.
  2. Go to DC Database for more on Superman, Vol. 1 #1 (published Summer, 1939)
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