#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.
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.
It is based on the very successful DC comic book mini-series KINGDOM COME by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. I think Superman is too humble to ask for things in prayer, but I think he prays by rote, and constantly, the way some of us talk to ourselves in the shower.
So he decided to distance himself from such close-contact, frequent congregational worship and put his faith in "the best that humanity has to offer" (, the adult Clark Kent continued to visit and consult with the minister at his family church, even after he had begun his career as Superman.
With the publication of Maggin also said that Superman adheres to "a Kryptonian-based belief system centered on monotheistic philosophy." There is widespread agreement that, based on the lack of any depiction of congregational membership or church activity in his comic stories, Superman has not been a regular churchgoer as an adult.
Superman has, however, occasionally visited clergymen of various Christian denominations for purposes of counsel, guidance, or confession. (This funeral is for Larry Lance, who was the husband of Superman's JSA teammate Dinah Lance, a.k.a.
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.