First Look: Jonathan Kent As The New Superman in Superman #1

In October 2019, Bleeding Cool told you that Jonathan Kent would be the new Superman, taking over from his father, as part of DC Comics' 5G plans.

In June 2020, Bleeding Cool told you that an older Clark Kent Superman would be heading up The Authority.

Last month, Bleeding Cool told you that Superman And The Authority would be a two-issue series by Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin and would feature Superman, Midnighter, Apollo, Enchantress, Manchester Black, OMAC, Natasha Irons, and a speedster.

Last week, DC Comics announced all of this officially. Which also meant we could identify the speedster as the new Lightray.

We also noted that the standard cover for Superman: Son Of Kal-El #1 promised a 22-page story for $4.99. Which didn't look good. Well, DC Comics have now updated that cover to a more reasonable $3.99 on Lunar's website. And we have also got a first look inside the pages… and a better look at his new belt.

First Look: Jonathan Kent As Superman in Superman #1
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #1
First Look: Jonathan Kent As Superman in Superman #1
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #1
First Look: Jonathan Kent As Superman in Superman #1
Son Of Kal-El #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He's traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion's history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It's time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El! Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 7/13/2021

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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