Originally Posted by Lead Cenobite
I'm not really all that crazy about the idea of him identifying as Kal-El from a very young age. My ideal Superman has a human side, where Clark isn't entirely a disguise. He does put on an act as Clark, but it's like how Bruce Wayne is a real person, it's just in public he pretends to be a careless playboy.
Exactly, agreed on all points. If it is the Kents' Midwestern values that form his moral compass as Superman, as it has typically been depicted, the only logical conclusion is for Superman to be as much Clark Kent (ie. the son of John and Martha Kent) as Kal-El. I like the comparison to Bruce Wayne quite a bit.