Sunday, October 16, 2011

Superman II

Superman II

Created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp; Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; Don Cameron; Vernon E. Clark and Whitney Ellsworth

Real Name:  Mon-El

Alias:  Bob Kent, Superboy I

Current Occupation:  Construction Worker

Parents:  Jor-El and Lara (natural; deceased); Jonathon and Martha Kent (Adoptive; deceased)

Siblings:  None

Spouse:  Lucy Lane Kent

Children:  An unnamed child.

Group Affiliation:  Justice League of America

Place of Birth:  Daxam

Current Place of Residence:  Metropolis

First Appearance:  The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, 1966


When Krypton exploded, it's effects created environmental damage to neighboring Daxam, which led scientist Jor-El to send his son Mon-El to Earth before Daxam met its end.

Mon-El landed on Earth, in Smallville, much later than Kal-L of Krypton.  Coincidentally, as Kal-L was and adopted by Ebin Kent, Mon-El was found by Ebin's cousin, Jonathon.  Mon-El was named Bob Kent.  Clark and Bob were adopted cousins who for many years were unaware that each other were both heroes named Superman.

Unlike Clark, Bob operated as a hero named Superboy in his youth, and transitioned to becoming Superman and moving to Metropolis as an adult.  As Superman, Bob was a member of the Justice League of America for many years.

Following his time with the League, he disappeared.  There have been many contradictory accounts of how Superman's career ended.  However, when Powerman was once asked by Powerkid whatever happened to the man of tomorrow, Powerman, who is probably the most connected in the super-hero community, mentioned that around the same time the Powerkid Police disbanded, shortly after the Great Crisis of 1985, the Super Powers Team had disbanded, having stopped Darkseid, or so they thought.  Superman had also thought his mission was over, but that was when all of his greatest enemies came at him at once.  In this great battle, there were losses on both sides, but in the end, it seemed the hero won, but at a cost.  He seemed to disappear from the world.  Powerman paused, then added that the funny thing was that just soon after, Lucy Lane, the woman Superman loved but would never marry because of his mission, married a construction worker who she had just met.  They had a baby in 1987, named Conner.  He'd be an adult now.  I heard he'd become a journalist in Metropolis now.


As I've stated in a few of my blogs, in the Wronskiverse, there were three Superman, one for each of the comic book ages.  The silver age Superman is that represented in Super Friends.  In order to explain the two versions (golden age vs. silver age), I used Mon-El as the silver age version.  Since the silver age comics aren't in the Wronskiverse, but only the animated Super Friends, this actually works out well.  Note that Lar Gand is also part of the Wronskiverse because of the incorporation of DCU continuity for 1986 to 1992.  Lar Gand and Mon-El are separate people in the Wronskiverse.

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