Lara Van-El was the wife of Jor-El and mother of Kal-El.


Lara and her husband Jor-El sent their son Kal-El to Earth before Krypton's self destruction.[1]


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  • Lara Van-El debuted in the Superman comic strip (1939), where she was first named "Lora." Her first comic book appearance, after being mentioned in the text novel The Adventures of Superman (1942), where she was named "Lara" for the first time, was in More Fun Comics #101 (1945). Her full maiden name is Lara Lor-Van, as most depictions of Kryptonian culture show that females use their father's full name as their last names before marriage.


  1. Heller, Bruno (writer) & Cannon, Danny (director) ( September 22, 2014). "Pilot". Gotham. Season 1. Episode 1. FOX.

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