History Comicbook / Superboy

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.
17th Jan '16 4:32:55 AM Doug86
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* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]].

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* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, WonderGirl, ComicBook/WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]].



* KissingCousins: This one is complicated. Back when they first met, Kon-El and {{Supergirl}} II/(Matrix) were not related, and Superboy used to hit on Matrix with impunity. He also later enjoyed mutual flirtation with the ''Pre-Crisis'' Kara Zor-El when she was torn from time and space. Most subtext between the two was dropped when it was realized that Superboy is Superman's "offspring", but in the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' crossover, a Black-Lantern-ring-possessed Superboy taunts WonderGirl (his girlfriend at the time) by saying that when he's alone, it's his ''"cousin"'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms he fantasizes about]].

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* KissingCousins: This one is complicated. Back when they first met, Kon-El and {{Supergirl}} II/(Matrix) were not related, and Superboy used to hit on Matrix with impunity. He also later enjoyed mutual flirtation with the ''Pre-Crisis'' Kara Zor-El when she was torn from time and space. Most subtext between the two was dropped when it was realized that Superboy is Superman's "offspring", but in the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' crossover, a Black-Lantern-ring-possessed Superboy taunts WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl (his girlfriend at the time) by saying that when he's alone, it's his ''"cousin"'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms he fantasizes about]].



** The fight between Superboy and WonderGirl in ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' is even more blatant. All the two talk about is how cute they find each other while trying to smear their faces into the sidewalk.

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** The fight between Superboy and WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl in ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' is even more blatant. All the two talk about is how cute they find each other while trying to smear their faces into the sidewalk.
1st Jan '16 7:43:38 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Smallville}}'' (though this centers around a costumeless teenage Clark Kent)

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** ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (though this centers around a costumeless teenage Clark Kent)



** [[spoiler: Season 10 of ''{{Smallville}}'']]

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** [[spoiler: Season 10 of ''{{Smallville}}'']]''Series/{{Smallville}}'']]
17th Dec '15 10:47:43 AM Civanfan
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* SternTeacher: The [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/309/ "Super-Teacher from Krypton"]], a robot designed by Jor-El to teach Superboy how to use his powers responsibly.
10th Dec '15 7:45:33 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateUniverse: Kon-El meets and teams up with the Kal-El version Superboy in several post-Crisis storylines, including "ZeroHour" and "Hypertension."

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* AlternateUniverse: Kon-El meets and teams up with the Kal-El version Superboy in several post-Crisis storylines, including "ZeroHour" "ComicBook/ZeroHour" and "Hypertension."



* CostumeCopycat: Kal-El Superboy initially accuses Kon-El Superboy of such in their ZeroHour crossover meeting in ''Superboy'' #8, before learning the truth about what's going on.

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* CostumeCopycat: Kal-El Superboy initially accuses Kon-El Superboy of such in their ZeroHour ComicBook/ZeroHour crossover meeting in ''Superboy'' #8, before learning the truth about what's going on.



* LetsYouAndHimFight: between Kal-El Superboy and Kon-El Superboy in the "ZeroHour" crossover (as this page's picture indicates).

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: between Kal-El Superboy and Kon-El Superboy in the "ZeroHour" "ComicBook/ZeroHour" crossover (as this page's picture indicates).
3rd Nov '15 8:33:11 PM nombretomado
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After the early [[TheNineties 1990s]]' ''TheDeathOfSuperman'' storyline, a new version of Superboy came into existence--this one an artificially created teenage clone. The character first appeared in ''The Adventures of Superman'' #500 (June, 1993), created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett. Exactly who he is a clone of was {{retcon}}ned, but he is currently a combination of Superman and Lex Luthor. This version eventually was befriended by Superman, who gave him an honorary Kryptonian name, "Kon-El." Kon also met and stayed briefly with Ma and Pa Kent (who no longer were dead in Superman's adult years post-Crisis), where he gained an identity of "Conner Kent".

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After the early [[TheNineties 1990s]]' ''TheDeathOfSuperman'' ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' storyline, a new version of Superboy came into existence--this one an artificially created teenage clone. The character first appeared in ''The Adventures of Superman'' #500 (June, 1993), created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett. Exactly who he is a clone of was {{retcon}}ned, but he is currently a combination of Superman and Lex Luthor. This version eventually was befriended by Superman, who gave him an honorary Kryptonian name, "Kon-El." Kon also met and stayed briefly with Ma and Pa Kent (who no longer were dead in Superman's adult years post-Crisis), where he gained an identity of "Conner Kent".
2nd Nov '15 12:23:40 PM StFan
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* ComicBookTime: One story during ''ReignOfTheSupermen'' specifically references UsefulNotes/BillClinton as POTUS. Furthermore, in the time since he was created, babies born within the same month have grown up and become ''legal''.

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* ComicBookTime: One story during ''ReignOfTheSupermen'' ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'' specifically references UsefulNotes/BillClinton as POTUS. Furthermore, in the time since he was created, babies born within the same month have grown up and become ''legal''.
18th Oct '15 6:09:50 PM nombretomado
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* ThePresidents: He met UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt ''and'' UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy... [[ComicBookTime both while they were in office]].
** [[ScrewDestiny He tried to save]] UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln twice with some TimeTravel. He succeeded the second time... [[spoiler: shame it was an AlternateUniverse.]]
18th Oct '15 10:02:54 AM nombretomado
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** With his restoration to 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 his restoration to PostCrisis 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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