However, the continuity of the Superman comics was totally revamped a few years ago.
Now, it turns out (and as DrF pointed out) most of SM’s powers are of the “tactile telekenetic” variety.
He has a TREMENDOUS amount of power in this telekenetic ability, but there is almost no range to it. Thus, to lift an oceanliner, for instance, he has to actually touch it.
Bullets do not bounce off of his skin, but off of a telekenetic shell, which is only a fraction of an inch from his body. This explains why he is uninjured after crashing into Mother Earth from 75000 feet, but his cape is often in tatters (no, his costume has no special properties).
And his body acts like a solar collector–the energy from the yellow sun is stored in his body, and powers his super-abilities. In one case, the stored energy brought him back from the grave…in another case, the stored energy almost destroyed him.
Oh…and Clark Kent is no longer a journalist. He’s now a novellist.