The second Clark Kent and Lois Lane had their child, comics fans knew that a legacy was born. Since then, we have watched Jonathan Kent grow up and already have so many adventures. This summer, he gets into the family business.
DC Comics has announced that the young Kent will take over the Superman mantle in July, with a new creative team. Superman: Son of Kal-El will officially replace the ongoing Superman title beginning on July 13th. It will be written by Tom Taylor with art from John Timms. So, longtime Superman fans might be freaking out a bit. I get it, but just hang with me for a minute.
Here is the official synopsis for Superman: Son of Kal-El: “Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s fought evil with Robin (Damian Wayne), traveled across galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather, and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and continue the never-ending battle as a symbol of hope for his home planet.”
Remember, this isn’t the only change to DC’s Super titles. We told you about Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow a few weeks ago. Don’t forget, we also have Phillip Kennedy Johnson heading up Action Comics at Issue 1033, where you can get your Clark fix. We also have Grant Morrison’s Superman and the Authority to look forward to with the Man of Steel looking to free the prisoners of Warworld. So, if anything, we actually end up with more Superman titles and a wider array.
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