Clark Kent is Superboy!
Pre Crisis Superboy (Clark Kent / Kal El)
Kesel's Superboy (Kon El)
Johns' Superboy (Conner Kent)
I really liked Conner right before the New reboot. I felt he finally really understood what being a hero was all about and was taking the next step to becoming a Superman of his own. I find it sad that DC needed to change him pretty much back to square one with the Reboot.
It didn't make any sense for Kon to go by the Conner Kent alias with his friends, they knew him as Kon. It also protected Clark Kents identity, the old Kon wouldn't even discuss Clark Kent being Superman with Lois when he first found out because he didn't want to risk Clarks identity by assuming she knew.
I liked the Kesel and company '90s Superboy. The one who was an altered clone of Paul Westfield. He had this whole Peter Pan meets Superman meets '70s Jack Kirby thing going. I liked his attitude, too. He was kind of cocky and a show-off and a little bit of a hothead, but there was still something that was really likable about him. Probably his joie de vive. He seemed to really enjoy being a superhero, to the point where he'd sort of have fun with the perks of it (posing for pictures, signing autographs, etc).
Maybe, but he just didn't seem all that fun to read about for me anymore.Originally Posted by Lexrules
The old pre Teen Titans Kon, seemed far more responsible if a little naive at times, he also was very sure of himself and what he wanted to be.
Last edited by Ice Wolf; 04-22-2012 at 06:58 PM.
The former is what I see Lobdell's Kon evolving into. Right out of the pod he was extremely confident in himself to the point of arrogance despite being new not only to his powers but his own very state of being, but with the kind of robotic personality and nature that comes with basically having programmed intelligence. Now he's developing a personality, one that includes plenty of snark, sarcasm, and humor while at the same time displaying he has a heart. If Clark and Kon had grown up together as brothers, I see Kon as the one getting Clark into trouble and being overall the "naughtier" of the two. That's how I like to see Kon written.
Last edited by Sacred Knight; 04-22-2012 at 08:16 PM.
I think Lobdells SB is gonna make both camps (kesel and johns) happy in the future,just give it time.
Dont mess with the "S"
They were kinda caught between a rock and a hard place with Superboy. I don't think they saw him as a character that would be around as long as he has when he was created back in 92 so they had to switch tactics and origins in the way they did.
My other big problem is who they chose to be the DNA donor. Okay, I know there are a lot of Luthor fans around here. I know he's supposed to be Superman's archenemy and an important character. However, I don't think I've ever really enjoyed any of the Luthor stories I've read. He's just not a fun villian to read about. Yet, DC seems to use him in everything Superman-related anyway. But then, I prefer my DC super-villians over-the-top and colorful. Luthor's just so low-key in everything except his exposure.