Reign of the Supermen #110: Kal-El, Green Arrow

Source: Action Comics #314 (1964)
Type: Alternate timelineFor the last time, Amalgamonday takes a look at Jor-El's forecasts. What if baby Kal-El was sent to a different planet and coincidentally became a carbon copy of a Justice Leaguer?

This week: Becoming Green Arrow
Landing site: Ntann, a "backward world whose civilization has made little progress" orbiting a red sun.
Adoptive parents: A kindly couple make good foster-parents, but Jor-El is a bit worried about their lack of scientific training.
A new life: Kal-El grows up to be the world's best archer, but it's not enough for him. Like his biological father, he is a gifted inventor and creates a plethora of trick arrows. However, when asked to use them in an attack against a neighboring village, he refuses, warns the village, and then exiles himself in the forest rather than see his work used for evil.
Final score: B

According to Jor-El, "no one from Krypton's great civilization would ever be happy there". Science Guild snob! I wonder what he would have thought of his boy growing up on a farm in Kansas...


Jayunderscorezero said...

I'd love to see a modern revival of this idea. What if superman became...the Martian Manhunter! Wonder Woman! Vixen! Vibe! The possibilities are endless!

Siskoid said...

There IS one! (The One-Man JLA storyline)

I'm scheduling it for April.


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