The series premiered in
1949 in its own comic books*. It continued in its
initial form until the 1980s, and is now
continued irregularly in somewhat new contexts.
The title character is Clark Kent
AKA Superman as a teenager, although
there are some differences. Superboy lives in
Smallville (not Metropolis), he attends school (he
is not a reporter yet), and one of his recurring
friends is Lana Lang, who, just as it is the case
with the later Lois Lane, is very suspicious of
In the series we see much more of his foster
parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, where he lives,
and the superpower tasks he undertakes is more
down to earth(!).
* The series was invented in 1944.