The son that wasn’t

As I said before, Jon Lane Kent is another example of giving Superman a son or child of sorts. However he comes off as an afterthought and plot device by the virtue of being a bait and switch character introduced in the Forever Evil gimmick storyline.

It seems clear that when writers immediately replaced him with the better loved, more developed and familiar Conner after having him battle an earlier version of himself and other Superboys, it makes you wonder what are they going to do with him to be begin with.

While the idea of Superman having a son is promising and has shown up fairly often in apocryphal stories like with what you get in Convergence, this version seems like writers couldn’t come up with a distinctive voice other than coming from the future and being evil.

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