Superman’s son, Jon Kent, is making his approach into a brand new DC Comics collection referred to as Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, however there is a massive a part of the story that DC hasn’t revealed to this point. The collection will present Jon’s transition into the universe of Injustice: Gods Amongst Us.
The Adventures of Superman is likely one of the few books included in DC’s in depth revamp of the Superman franchise this 12 months. Thus far, DC has introduced that the collection will solely embrace a rematch between Jon and Earth-3’s Ultraman (a villain busy attempting to kill the Supermans of the multiverse) and Jon’s powers start to spiral uncontrolled. We now know that Jon can be additional examined by assembly a model of his father who’s pushed to change into a despotic tyrant fairly than energy.
It is an auspicious go, contemplating that present author Tom Taylor additionally penned most of DC’s Injustice: Gods Amongst Us and Injustice 2 comics. Taylor vastly helped revive a universe wherein Superman was pushed mad by the demise of his spouse and unborn little one. So what occurs when she meets her son from one other universe?
“Injustice is a really troublesome time for me” Taylor told DC.com. “I actually loved that guide. Frankly, I labored on it for years. I believe I used to be initially employed for fifteen episodes and wrote over 150. However there are a variety of issues about Injustice that mislead me. No matter occurs to Superman, I do not consider he might be that particular person. I do not consider Surprise Girl can be that particular person, so it is actually fascinating for me to hope to throw Elseworld and Jon Kent as that beacon of types, and he is a reasonably harmless character in a approach and a personality who needs the most effective for the world, turning him right into a dictator of his father. It provides us lots to play with by throwing it into the world it has change into. To all my associates who will hearken to it for months, lengthy earlier than we all know the place we’re going with this.”
Taylor revealed that Jon will arrive within the Injustice universe throughout Injustice 2: Yr 5, that means it should happen shortly earlier than the occasions of the second recreation. He additionally acknowledged that Jon’s encounters with Injustice Batman, Superman and Surprise Girl can be key moments within the collection, one other character whose relationship with Jon turns into key.
“I believe the most important one – and I wasn’t going to provide it away, however you already know, I am going to give it to anybody studying this – there is a totally different Damian Wayne on the earth of Injustice. It is the angelic facet of the world. It will give us a really enjoyable and entertaining dynamic and a reasonably crushing dynamic to play.”
Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 is scheduled for launch on March 17, 2023.
Taylor can also be onerous at work on a brand new Titans pores and skin that repositions the crew as a alternative for the Justice League after the occasions of Darkish Disaster. Equally, Marvel is about to introduce a brand new Avengers crew when this collection restarts this 12 months.
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