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.
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.
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.(It is well worth mentioning that Ross contributes a number of new painted illustrations to the Maggin novel! Sales have been steady for the Maggin novelization. I started at the beginning and went straight for the jugular.Of Clark's parents, Martha is the more devout churchgoer. While growing up in Smallville, Kansas, Clark Kent attended Sunday church services at the local Methodist church with his mother, Martha Kent, every week until he was fourteen years old.These aspects of the character are not speculative, but are canonical - established by in-continuity published DC Comics.Superman's Moses-like origin and his Midwestern WASP-ish (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) persona are widely regarded as a symbol of Jewish assimilation.
Children of immigrant Jews, Siegel and Shuster were not unlike many in their generation in their desire to fit in to the general population.This does not mean, however, that the adult Superman attends weekly church services (he does not).If asked if he is a Methodist, the adult Superman would not answer "no," but he would defer answering such a pointedly denominational question by suggesting that he respects people of all faiths and backgrounds and considers himself a servant of all humanity.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.[he] was afraid" that he might lose his faith in people.