It’s been a long time since Conner Kent A.K.A Superboy has been featured in a mainstream DC series. His fans have been awaiting his return for some time now but I doubt they could ever have expected how it would come.
In the latest Young Justice Wonder Comic (Young Justice #3), Superboy is shown to actually have been alive this entire time after theories that he had fallen in Flashpoint. It turns out that rather than being dead, Conner Kent had actually been spending his time caring for his family. That’s right, Superman’s kid is now a father in his own right.
Bart Allen, A.K.A Impulse, sidekick of The Flash, runs into him whilst scouting Gemworld. Obviously excited to expectantly find an old friend, the two have a short-lived reunion until some nearby authorities intervene. Superboy eventually explains why he was in Gemworld in the first place as well as telling Impulse that it turned out to be a nice place to live.
Whilst Impulse attempts to challenge the authorities, Superboy gladly surrenders and has no intention to fight them. A few pages later and the reason why becomes very clear. We are introduced to a mysterious woman and child with a young child featuring Superman’s signature curl.
It turns out that Superboy has actually been living a relatively quiet life with his family as a gem farmer. A fitting role considering the Kent families origins has always laid in farming before the whole superhero stuff caught on.
The obvious question is how does this play out in the DC universe. With Superboy underpressure from the Dark Lord’s warriors, it’s very unlikely he’ll be able to carry on with the simple life he’s grown to love. Also, how will Superman react to the news that he is now a grandfather? He felt uncomfortable when he first discovered Superboy existed but later on wholeheartedly accepted him into the Kent family. Will Conner’s wife and child get the same treatment or be shunned?
Needless to say, it should be interesting to see how the Young Justice comics explain all of this.
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