Reign of the Supermen #406: Son of Superman

Source: Son of Superman GN (1999)
Type: ElseworldsIn this Howard Chaykin, David Tischman, J.H. Williams III, Mike Gray effort, we're transported some 20 years into the DCU's future (as seen from 1999). Superman's been gone, presumed dead, for 15 years. LexCorp has bought out the U.S. government. The rights and freedoms of the 99% have been curtailed. And the Justice League has been co-opted by the State. Except for Wonder Woman, the Justice Leaguers haven't aged well at all. But then, all the women in this HAVE. Lois Lane is a saucy blond-dyed milf writing screenplays for blockbuster films (let's just say she's reached the top 1%), and Lana looks good too. She and Pete Ross are running an Occupy the DCU movement, adopting Superman's insignia and calling themselves "the Supermen".
Amazonium armor (guess who's secretly financing them?) helps them commit what the Lex-controlled media calls "terrorist acts".

Enter Jon Kent, Lois' son. He never knew his father Clark, and now in his teens, he lacks direction. That all changes when a solar flare event activates latent Kryptonian powers (think Superman in the days when he could just leap over tall buildings). His mom would rather he didn't, but by gum, he's gonna be a superhero. Suddenly, he's lifting cars and kissing girls and getting consideration from the JLA. Instead of the big leagues, he winds up following the Supermen to a secret facility in Arizona, where he finds and liberates...
...his father!

But that's a Superman for another time. See you next week for the thrilling conclusion!

1 comments:

MrCynical said...

Man, I have to say I've always been a sucker for "Son of superman" stories in general. And this story in specific. I almost wish there were a sequel

 

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