History Comicbook / Superboy

23rd Jul '17 11:39:41 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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** ''Superman (vol. 4)'': (2016-)

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** ''Superman ''[[ComicBook/SupermanRebirth Superman (vol. 4)'': 4)]]'': (2016-)
17th Jul '17 12:47:29 AM JohnnyNevada
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* DemotedToExtra: The ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} was the ''cause'' of this for him. They originally appeared as supporting characters in a 1958 Superboy story, then starting in 1962 they appeared as the backup feature in ''Adventure Comics'' where Superboy had been the star since 1946. Within a year they had taken over the comic, reducing Superboy to the back up in what had been ''his'' title, and not long after solo Superboy stories stopped appearing altogether (though he continued to appear as a member of the Legion.) A decade later they repeated the feat when they started appearing in ''Superboy'' as a backup feature, which was renamed ''Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes'' and eventually just ''Legion of Super-Heroes'' as they again took over the comic and Superboy got PutOnABus.

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* DemotedToExtra: The ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} was the ''cause'' of this for him. They originally appeared as supporting characters in a 1958 Superboy story, then starting in 1962 they appeared as the backup feature in ''Adventure Comics'' where Superboy had been the star since 1946. Within a year they had taken over the comic, reducing Superboy to the back up in what had been ''his'' title, and not long after solo Superboy stories stopped appearing altogether (though he continued to appear as a member of the Legion.) Legion). A decade later they repeated the feat when they started appearing in ''Superboy'' as a backup feature, which was renamed ''Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes'' and eventually just ''Legion of Super-Heroes'' as they again took over the comic and comic. Fortunately, this time, Superboy got PutOnABus.also gained a new solo series, though the Legion made a guest appearance late in its run.


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* SuperheroSobriquets: The Boy of Steel, the Boy of Tomorrow (more often in Golden Age stories), and the Smallville Sensation.
7th Jul '17 12:04:43 PM JohnnyNevada
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* MysteriousProtector: In 1981's ''Superman'' #362 and #365-366, a flashback to Clark's early days at Metropolis University show he operated in secret as Superboy, to avoid anyone noticing Clark and Superboy both moving from Smallville to Metropolis. During this time, the whole country's abuzz and wondering what city Superboy had moved to. One scene even shows gamblers in UsefulNotes/LasVegas making bets on which city the Boy of Steel had picked. The cities guessed at included Metropolis, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City]], [[BigApplesauce New York]] (future home of the ComicBook/TeenTitans), UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (future pre-Crisis home of Franchise/WonderWoman), UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (future home of a short-lived version of the ComicBook/JusticeLeague), UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, and UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} (a future pre-Crisis home of Supergirl). Oddly, other than Metropolis and Gotham, none of the other fictional DCU cities were guessed at by anyone. Adding to the hype, each city claimed they'd found (false) "proof" of Superboy secretly doing super-feats there. The ex-Smallville Sensation finally comes out in the open, thanks in part to then-reporter Perry White deducing the Boy of Steel was in Metropolis.
29th Jun '17 2:17:55 PM Kuzaku
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** While normally polite like Clark, Jon has proven more than once he's inherited his [[DeadpanSnarker Mother's wit]] when people want to push him.
9th Jun '17 7:52:15 AM reppuzan
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* LamarckWasRight: Jon is inheriting all of his father's powers one by one, but it's taking an awful lot of time for it to happen, which has Batman suspicious. [[spoiler:Mr. Cobb's milk seems to have something to do with it.]]

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* LamarckWasRight: Jon is inheriting all of his father's powers one by one, but it's taking an awful lot of time for it to happen, which has Batman suspicious. [[spoiler:Mr. Cobb's milk seems to have something to do with it.]]



* ManOfKryptonite: [[spoiler:If the cover and blurb for ''Superman #24'' are any indication, Jon might develop the ability to emit waves of Kryptonite energy.]]
* MessyHair: As shown by the picture above, his hair is pretty unruly in his downtime and while on the job, but it's combed more neatly for school related matters.

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* ManOfKryptonite: [[spoiler:If the cover and blurb for ''Superman #24'' are any indication, Jon might develop the ability to emit waves of Kryptonite energy.]]
* MessyHair: As shown by the picture above, his hair is pretty unruly in his downtime and while on the job, but it's combed more neatly for school related school-related matters.



* PowerLimiter: Batman notes that Jon's powers should have grown exponentially by the events of ''Superman #20'' due to hybrid vigor, with powers matching or exceeding his father's at this point. Thus, he suspects, that something in Jon's vicinity is keeping his powers from reaching their full potential. [[spoiler:It looks like it's the milk from the Kents' neighbor, Mr. Cobbs, Kathy's grandfather.]]

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* PowerLimiter: Batman notes that Jon's powers should have grown exponentially by the events of ''Superman #20'' due to hybrid vigor, with powers matching or exceeding his father's at this point. Thus, he suspects, that something in Jon's vicinity is keeping his powers from reaching their full potential. [[spoiler:It looks like it's the milk from the Kents' neighbor, Mr. Cobbs, Kathy's grandfather.[[spoiler:Manchester Black had been rewiring Jon'Stewart neurons to stunt his development and make him a "better hero".]]
9th Jun '17 7:52:15 AM reppuzan
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5th Jun '17 7:52:32 PM WhirlRX
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3rd Jun '17 3:55:46 AM darkemyst
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-> "I can't say this to anyone, but there's a part of me that thinks they're all going to die and I'm going to get kicked up into the big leagues, like it or not. I know. Thinking about promotions while they knit together Green Lantern's ribs stepped in shallower puddles, right? But I can't help it. I keep seeing me and my guys on that front line, but the kick of it is we don't come back either."

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-> "I can't say this to anyone, but there's a part of me that thinks they're all going to die and I'm going to get kicked up into the big leagues, like it or not. I know. Thinking about promotions while they knit together Green Lantern's ribs stepped in shallower puddles, right? But I can't help it. I keep seeing me and [[Comicbook/YoungJustice my guys guys]] on that front line, but the kick of it is we don't come back either."
3rd Jun '17 2:45:55 AM darkemyst
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-> "I can't say this to anyone, but there's a part of me that thinks they're all going to die and I'm going to get kicked up into the big leagues, like it or not. I know. Thinking about promotions while they knit together Green Lantern's ribs stepped in shallower puddles, right? But I can't help it. I keep seeing me and my guys on that front line, but the kick of it is we don't come back either."
--->''Kon regarding the war with Imperiex on Apokolips''



* AmazonChaser: His love interests include Knockout, Sparxx, [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]], [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cassandra Cain]] and ComicBook/WonderGirl.



* ArchEnemy: Superboy-Prime. He hate Conner calling him a fake Suerboy.

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* ArchEnemy: Superboy-Prime. He hate hates Conner calling him a fake Suerboy.Superboy.



* ByNoIMeanYes: ''We '''really''' need to get a Titans Jet or something. Not that I don't like holding your hand, Robin -- but I '''don't'''.''



* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''"Y'know -- like Superman? The Last Son of Krypton! Feared and respected across the universe! C'mon -- that's supposed to intimidate you! Work with me here!"''



* EyeBeams: He eventually develops Kryptonian heat vision.



** 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.

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** 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.point and he had FingerlessGloves instead of his bulky red ones. His slang got slightly toned down as well, but was still in use.


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* FlyingBrick: His original abilities were "programmed" to mimic Franchise/{{Superman}}'s as closely as possible, including flight, deflecting bullets and mimicking SuperStrength through {{Telekinesis}} and over time he developed the usual Kryptonain power set allowing him to find more creative uses for his telekinesis.


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* InnateNightVision: One of his eye based powers.


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* LoopholeAbuse: ''"But Batman '''never''' said anything about your '''teammates''', right? Never a mention of ComicBook/YoungJustice steering clear of Gotham or [[Comicbook/RobinSeries you]]'d be waxing the Batmobile?"''


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* PubertySuperpower: Also like Superman he develops his Kryptonian powers as he ages, starting out with only his Tactile tactile telekinesis which comes from his human DNA.


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* TrueCompanions: With Tim Drake, Bart Allen and Cassandra Sandsmark.


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* XRayVision: One of the last powers he develops.
3rd Jun '17 12:49:15 AM darkemyst
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* AlliterativeFamily: When Superman says he considers him family and Superboy finally gets a name the name Kal gives him is Kon-El, which fits nicely with Kal-El and Kara Zor-El.


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* BornAsAnAdult: In his first appearances he appears to be a teen over the age of 15 but is only months old.


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* BroughtDownToBadass: When he temporarily loses his powers he does not stop being a hero, he just uses gadgets instead.


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* NotGrowingUpSucks: A disease that affected only clones was killing him, and the only way Cadmus's scientists could stop it was to halt his aging at [[YoungerThanTheyLook physically 16 years old]]]. After they cured the disease, they couldn't find the aging genome to turn it back on until some time later, during the Comicbook/YoungJustice CrisisCrossover "Sins of Youth," when the spell that aged the rest of his teammates to adults started tearing him apart at the genetic level. Cadmus reactivated Superboy's aging, only to have him [[BroughtDownToNormal lose all his powers]] when the aging spell was lifted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Before Superman gave him a Kryptonain name and then an earth name, both of which placed Kon in his family, Superboy didn't ''have'' a name outside of a nickname or a number.


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* ReallyWasBornYesterday: He set out to be a superhero at a ''very'' young age, it helps that Cadmus created him as a teen.


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* TheTropeKid: Before the original Superman returned while he was still refusing to be called Superboy he was called the Metropolis Kid.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: As a result of being made as a teenager he starts his series ''[[ReallyWasBornYesterday much]]'' younger than he looks.
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