Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
Well, in Superman 2, They called him Superman, but their tone was patronizing. When they weren't calling him that they would call him "The son of Jor-El.".
But, of course, Superman was already world-famous and a household name by the time SUPERMAN II takes place.
This time around, Clark hasn't even revealed himself to the world at the point Zod shows up demanding that Earth turn over "Kal-El."