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Subj: I have a theory
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 at 02:35:48 pm EDT (Viewed 66 times)
Reply Subj: Action, Superman: Son of Kal El question
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 at 10:30:34 am EDT (Viewed 98 times)

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The Action writer mentioned how Superman's off Earth foray to WarWorld will be a huge story with big payoffs. That is what they all say. We'll see.

My question, what happens when that story arc is over and Superman/Kal returns to Lois as he promised in a recent issue? Does Earth then have two Supermen? Each featured in their own title? Kal and Jon will be on the Earth together so presumably Kal would cross over to the Son Of Kal title at times and visa versa. That would be the simple non-gimmicky way to handle it.

that since Superman has been stated to 'die soon' but with cryptic hints at it, DC has a plan. They want to see how well Jon is received as the new Superman first. If it's apparent he can stand on his own two feet as his own character, then they are going to kill off Superman and fully replace him with Jon. Not just in the Superman title but also in Action Comics.

If Jon somehow doesn't click with the fans and his title gets cancelled, they have Superman to fall back on. And then, perhaps, they will finally give what the majority of the fans have been wanting: Ten-year-old Jon.

I could be wrong but this is my own personal theory about DC's plans going forward.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?