History ComicBook / Superboy

8th Sep '16 2:17:08 AM Tron80
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** Unlike H'El, Supergirl got over her hatred, and she even defended him during the storyline "Crucible".


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* LegacyCharacter: As of ''Superman Rebirth #6'', Jonathan has officially claimed the "Superboy" title and the S-shield worn by his father and his cousin Kara ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''.
7th Sep '16 3:08:50 AM Blazer
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** ''Action Comics'': (2016-)
** ''Superman (vol. 4)'': (2016-)



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Harvest wants him dead for this reason.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Harvest wants him dead for this reason.]]]]

'''Jonathan Kent'''
* BadassAdorable: Being the youngest incarnation of the titleholder, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
* ClarkKenting: At the end of the first ''Superman'' storyline, Jonathan is given glasses like his father. Jon isn't happy that he has to wear them, but Clark tells him that they work surprisingly well.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Jon hates the fact that he has to hide everything about him and wants to tell the world everything. Lois and Clark have to keep him tempered from this sort of idea.
* PowerIncontinence: Jon is still growing in his powers, so they tend to fluctuate in and out in how strong they are and if they work at all.
17th Aug '16 4:59:13 PM KingClark
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The son of the Pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane, born during the ''ComicBook/Convergence'' event. Jon is named after the fathers of both his parents' fathers. After the trio escape to the New 52 universe, Jon is raised as a normal boy, unaware of his parents' history or his father's secret activities. Eventually, Jon's Kryptonian powers manifest, just in time for the death of the New 52 Superman. This eventually forces Jon's father into action as Superman, and Jon is taken along for the experience. As part of the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' line, Jon features in ''Superman'' regularly along with his parents and will appear alongside Bruce Wayne's son and current Robin, Damian Wayne in ''Super Sons''.

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The son of the Pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane, born during the ''ComicBook/Convergence'' ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' event. Jon is named after the fathers of both his parents' fathers. After the trio escape to the New 52 universe, Jon is raised as a normal boy, unaware of his parents' history or his father's secret activities. Eventually, Jon's Kryptonian powers manifest, just in time for the death of the New 52 Superman. This eventually forces Jon's father into action as Superman, and Jon is taken along for the experience. As part of the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' line, Jon features in ''Superman'' regularly along with his parents and will appear alongside Bruce Wayne's son and current Robin, Damian Wayne in ''Super Sons''.
6th Aug '16 9:28:49 AM XSpectreGreyX
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''Conner Kent/Kon-El'''

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''Conner '''Conner Kent/Kon-El'''
6th Aug '16 9:28:39 AM XSpectreGreyX
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''Conner Kent/Kon-El

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''Conner Kent/Kon-El
Kent/Kon-El'''
6th Aug '16 9:28:26 AM XSpectreGreyX
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'''Clark Kent/Kal-El'''



''Conner Kent/Kon-El




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'''Jonathan Samuel Kent/Jonathan White'''

The son of the Pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane, born during the ''ComicBook/Convergence'' event. Jon is named after the fathers of both his parents' fathers. After the trio escape to the New 52 universe, Jon is raised as a normal boy, unaware of his parents' history or his father's secret activities. Eventually, Jon's Kryptonian powers manifest, just in time for the death of the New 52 Superman. This eventually forces Jon's father into action as Superman, and Jon is taken along for the experience. As part of the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' line, Jon features in ''Superman'' regularly along with his parents and will appear alongside Bruce Wayne's son and current Robin, Damian Wayne in ''Super Sons''.


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** ''Super Sons'': (2016-)
6th Aug '16 9:18:45 AM XSpectreGreyX
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The most recent change in Superboy's status quo came in the aftermath of the CrisisCrossover ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'', as part of the line-wide reboot known as either "The ComicBook/{{New 52}}" or "[[FanNickname The DCnU]]". Right now, "Superboy" is a biological experiment of the conspiracy known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E, made from Superman's DNA and that of several others, both human and alien. [[spoiler:Or so we were told. He is eventually revealed to be a clone of Superman and Lois Lane's child, Jon, from the same future the leader of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. comes from.]] He is currently being used by them as a living weapon, under the supervision of both "Red", a.k.a. [[ComicBook/{{Gen13}} Dr. Caitlin Fairchild]] (the last survivor of the team of scientists working on him) and Rose Wilson, a young mercenary hired to make sure that he stays under control. This Superboy has Kon-El's tactile telekinesis, but virtually none of the empathy of his earlier incarnation; he just wants to escape N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and he's not picky about what he has to do until he can.

After succeeding in his escape, a stint with the Teen Titans, being attacked by H'el, a jaunt or two through time and [[spoiler: fighting his original, Jon Lane-Kent the future son of Lois and Clark, then teaming up with Jon after the latter pulled a HeelFaceTurn to fight a version of Jon that had yet to perform the HeelFaceTurn in a pocket universe that the two of them accidentally created]], he's become considerably more heroic.

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The most recent change in Superboy's status quo came in the aftermath of the CrisisCrossover ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'', as part of the line-wide reboot known as either "The ComicBook/{{New 52}}" or "[[FanNickname The DCnU]]". Right now, "Superboy" is a biological experiment of the conspiracy known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E, made from Superman's DNA and that of several others, both human and alien. [[spoiler:Or Or so we were told. He is eventually revealed to be a clone of Superman and Lois Lane's child, Jon, from the same future the leader of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. comes from.]] He is currently being used by them as a living weapon, under the supervision of both "Red", a.k.a. [[ComicBook/{{Gen13}} Dr. Caitlin Fairchild]] (the last survivor of the team of scientists working on him) and Rose Wilson, a young mercenary hired to make sure that he stays under control. This Superboy has Kon-El's tactile telekinesis, but virtually none of the empathy of his earlier incarnation; he just wants to escape N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and he's not picky about what he has to do until he can.

After succeeding in his escape, a stint with the Teen Titans, being attacked by H'el, a jaunt or two through time and [[spoiler: fighting his original, Jon Lane-Kent the future son of Lois and Clark, then teaming up with Jon after the latter pulled a HeelFaceTurn to fight a version of Jon that had yet to perform the HeelFaceTurn in a pocket universe that the two of them accidentally created]], created, he's become considerably more heroic.
heroic.

4th Aug '16 4:19:06 PM roundwater
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** ''Superboy''/''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (1988-1992 live-action series)

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** ''Superboy''/''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (1988-1992 live-action series)
7th Mar '16 8:46:43 AM KingZeal
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* FadSuper: He was created to be a TotallyRadical reimagining of the "kid Superman" concept.
** In his debut, he had a buzzcut fade, a hoop earring, a leather jacket (which nearly every hero had at the time), sunglasses, and a costume that invoked TooManyBelts. He of course, used hip slang and made constant references to pop culture.
** His next costume kept the jacket, earring and shades (although with a new design and color scheme), but his hairstyle was radically changed since a fade had been way past dated by that point. His slang got slightly toned down as well, but was still in use.
** The third costume (which he kept up until the reboot of the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'') was an extensive overhaul. It ditched the jacket, skintight costume, earring, shades and TotallyRadical attitude (the CivvieSpandex look took a heavy turn toward "civvie", with a t-shirt and jeans). Instead, he became more dark, brooding, and angsty, which became popular following the late 2000s.
13th Feb '16 11:55:13 AM JohnnyNevada
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* AlreadyMetEveryone: He even met {{Franchise/Batman}} and [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} the first Robin]].

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* AlreadyMetEveryone: He even Superboy met {{Franchise/Batman}} the teenaged versions of [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], {{ComicBook/Aquaman}}, and [[ComicBook/LoisLane Lois Lane]]. Thanks to time travel, he also met [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} the first Robin]].Robin]] and [[ComicBook/JimmyOlsen Jimmy Olsen]].



* In a story (based on a script from the ''Superboy'' Live Action TV series that wasn't, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/12/23/comic-book-legends-revealed-346/ apparently]]) Superboy flies out into space in order to make a home movie type film to show his friend that the friend's father was a hero during the war. Superboy goes faster than light so he can film the light coming from earth which shows what happened in the past.



** With his restoration to ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity (though with Superboy now operating mainly in the Legion's era), Superboy/teenage Clark Kent's time-era is now TheNineties (skipping TheEighties).

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** With Following several 2000s storylines that saw his restoration to ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity (though with Superboy now operating mainly in the Legion's era), Superboy/teenage Clark Kent's time-era is now became TheNineties (skipping TheEighties).



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Clark Kent, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and (until his turn to villainy) Lex Luthor all attended Smallville High.



* UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum: Superboy first appeared late in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks but really hit his peak in TheFifties where he was one of the few superheroes to thrive, holding down two titles when the superhero market generally was at its lowest ebb. Ironically he actually suffered in popularity once the Silver Age dawned and he got DemotedToExtra in the early Sixties thanks to the surge in popularity of ''The Legion of Super-Heroes''.

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* UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum: Superboy first appeared late in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks but really hit his peak in TheFifties where he was one of the few superheroes to thrive, holding down two titles when the superhero market generally was at its lowest ebb. Ironically he actually suffered in popularity once the Silver Age dawned and he got DemotedToExtra in the early Sixties Seventies thanks to the surge in popularity of ''The Legion of Super-Heroes''.



* Letters2Numbers: Superboy does this in order to remove Luthor's fifth dimensional powers (siphoned off of Mr. Mxyzptlk) in ''Superboy #131''.

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* Letters2Numbers: Superboy does this in order to remove Luthor's fifth dimensional powers (siphoned off of Mr. Mxyzptlk) in ''Superboy #131''.''Superboy'' #131.



* TheMultiverse: An early 80s story (1981's ''New Adventures of Superboy'' #15-16) saw Superboy accidentally end up on Earth-2 in its early 1930s, where he met the teenaged Clark Kent of Earth-2. Since the Golden Age/Earth-2 Superman didn't have a Superboy career, Clark was merely a youth living on his adoptive parents' farm outside Smallville, though he was still learning about his developing powers.
* TheOnlyOne: Superboy was not only Earth-1's first prominent superhero, but also largely its only one during his day, with other superheroes not appearing until (at earliest) sometime during his college years, when he became Superman. The only other major hero operating during Superboy's time-era was the teenaged {{ComicBook/Aquaman}} (or "Aquaboy").




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** In a story (based on a script from the ''Superboy'' live action TV series that wasn't, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/12/23/comic-book-legends-revealed-346/ apparently]]) Superboy flies out into space in order to make a home movie type film to show his friend that the friend's father was a hero during the war. Superboy goes faster than light so he can film the light coming from earth which shows what happened in the past.
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