Reign of the Supermen #288: Christopher Kent of Earth-15

Source: Countdown: Arena #1-4 (2008)
Type: Alternate Earth*The only Superman to solely originate in the terrible, terrible comic that is Arena, Christopher Kent is the last son of Krypton, raised in a Buddhist temple and consequently having found the focus to evolve his mind and powers to incredible levels. If only the other Supermen knew how to align their chakras, they might be able to manipulate energy, transform their bodies and find solutions beyond violence.

They might also learn to do this:
That's Christopher Kent, grabbing two other Supermen by the heat vision and smashing them together. I can only surmise that physics on Earth-16 work in such a way as to show how Keith Champagne is completely insane. At the end of the series, this Superman is killed, so we needn't really worry about it. Or apparently killed, Scott McDaniel art being what it is.

*I believe the notation in Arena that puts Christopher on Earth-16 is a mistake (one of many, and far from the worst). DC Nation has said that 16 was the home of Haney's Super-Sons, while info released at ComicCon in 2010 put Young Justice there. Earth-15, on the other hand, as described on Arena's Superman ballot, is an Earth where heroes have evolved into nearly perfect beings. And in Countdown itself, the heroes of Earth-15 seem to be replacements (including a Superman who isn't Kal-El), which ties into their possible enlightenment and departure from human affairs.

3 comments:

Matthew Turnage said...

Siskoid read Arena so I didn't have to. Thanks!

Siskoid said...

SPEED read.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I remember DiDio calling it fanfic in an interview. And yet DC published it.

 

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