Perry is skeptical of Lois' evidence on Superman
"I can't print this, Lois, you might've hallucinated half of it."

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"That's what this symbol means. The symbol of the House of El means 'hope'; embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief in the potential of every person to be a force for good."
Jor-El to Kal-El[src]

The House of El is a noble Kryptonian family that once resided in a citadel outside of the megacity of Kandor. The only known surviving member of this family is Kal-El, known to the people of Earth, his adoptive planet, as the Superman


The House of El was a family of Kryptonian nobles, often, but not always associated with the Kryptonian Thinker Guild.

In 1980, the vast majority of the House of El perished with Krypton itself with only an infant Kal-El surviving in a shuttle which traveled from Krypton through the Phantom Zone to eventually land on Earth. Immediately adopted by the Kent Family, Kal-El had no knowledge of his true heritage until 33 years later, when he discovered the long-lost Kryptonian Scout Ship 0344 once piloted by his ancestor, Kara Zor-El, over 18,000 years earlier. Utilizing the command key left with him at birth, Kal-El met Jor-El's AI aboard the ship, and father and son were reunited for the first time in over three decades. Jor-El guided the now adult Kal-El through the history and culture of his people, until General Zod overrode the House of El's authority over the ship with his own command key, wiping out the AI of Superman's father. Later on, the command key from the House of El was lost to the Phantom Zone in the Battle of Metropolis, seemingly ending any chance Jor-El's AI could be revived.

In 2015 Superman, the last surviving member of the House of El, died in a ferocious battle against the Kryptonian deformity Doomsday. Afterwards, a funeral was held for Superman with a larger public ceremony that was held back east. At the same time, there was a smaller funeral for Clark Kent at the Kent Farm, where he was to be buried next to his adoptive father Jonathan Kent in a Kansas cemetery.

However, a year following his death, Superman was resurrected by the Justice League to aid in their battle with the New God Steppenwolf, returning to once again serve the planet Earth as it's greatest protector.