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Niddle

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darth-sinister

Subj: Re: Was the Pre-Crisis Superboy a young Kal-El or a young Kal-L?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 07:17:48 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Was the Pre-Crisis Superboy a young Kal-El or a young Kal-L?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 04:47:39 pm EST

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> Was this ever definitively explained by DC? Was the PC Superboy the young Kal-El or the young Kal-L?


Kal-El was Superboy. Kal-L was never Superboy. The distinction came in the late 60's and throughout the 70's. Every story in the 40's and 50's that refered to Superman as Superboy was later attributed to Kal-El. This was cemented also by the fact that Lex Luthor was revealed to have been Superboy's friend, before they became enemies. Once that started, most if not all previous Superman vs Luthor stories were attributed to Earth-2.

That said, there were occassional Superboy or Superman tales that would fly in the face of later continuity. These stories were probably listed as an alternate Earth.

> > Was this ever definitively explained by DC? Was the PC Superboy the young Kal-El or the young Kal-L?
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> Kal-El was Superboy. Kal-L was never Superboy. The distinction came in the late 60's and throughout the 70's. Every story in the 40's and 50's that refered to Superman as Superboy was later attributed to Kal-El. This was cemented also by the fact that Lex Luthor was revealed to have been Superboy's friend, before they became enemies. Once that started, most if not all previous Superman vs Luthor stories were attributed to Earth-2.
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> That said, there were occassional Superboy or Superman tales that would fly in the face of later continuity. These stories were probably listed as an alternate Earth.


In the earliest Superboy stories, he had as his "S" symbol the one we now think of as Kal-L's...the one where the top of the S dips down to and touches the side of the "diamond" shape.

I've heard of other things like this that seemed to place some stories (both Superman and Superboy stories) on neither Earth-1 nor Earth-2; some have suggested an "Earth-2a". \:\-\)





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