Superboy (vol. 1) #12 (Jan.-Feb. 1951):
“Superboy’s Problem Parents!”
by William Woolfolk, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka

Superboy (vol. 1) #12

Title: “Superboy’s Problem Parents!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan.-Feb. 1951

Publisher: DC
Written by: William Woolfolk
Art by: John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka

3 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Superman Superboy (Clark Kent)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
Kryptonians; Super Friends...  DC 13,409
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive father] DC 816
Martha Kent Martha Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive mother] DC 827

Superboy's adoptive Earth mother "Ma Kent" is referred to for the first time as "Marthe Kent" in this story. This name would be standardized soon thereafter as "Martha Kent." Previously, other names had been used, most prominently "Mary Kent." So this story is considered the first time that Ma Kent was identified as "Martha."