There Are Now Two Clark Kents In the DC Universe

Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 9:10PM
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 9:10PM
There Are Now Two Clark Kents In the DC Universe
Ever since the Flashpoint reboot resulted in the creation of the New 52 back in 2011, some titles in the DC Comics Universe have done exceptionally well - others, not so much. And one of the main characters to struggle profusely to find their place after the reboot is without doubt Superman.

Though there have been quite a few decent Superman stories to come out of this new era of DC Comics, Supes fans everywhere have dearly missed the the pre-Flashpoint version of Kal-El. Evidently the guys over at DC Comics did too, because now they've planted the pre-52 Superman directly into the New 52 universe in Lois & Clark #1.

The Convergence event that took place back in May had many repercussions for the DC Multiverse. In fact, Convergence is really sort of what reestablished the multiverse. However, this meant that some of the characters that were involved in Convergence from the pre-52 era were left without a place to go home to, and that number included Lois, Clark, and Jonathan Kent.

Lois and Clark #1 opened with this version of Superman observing the events of Justice League: Origin when Darkseid made his first attempt to invade Earth-Prime. The couple have lost virtually everything, and now exist in a world totally different from their own. They both struggle not to get involved, but rather do some behind the scenes work to make the world a better place.

Lois and Clark have also adopted the last name 'White,' and even this iteration of Supes has finally decided to stop wearing the red briefs over his costume. Likewise, Jonthan was born during the Convergence event (in, of all places, the Bat Cave), and so he plays a pretty large role in the story as well.

The comic seems to be really intriguing so far, and it's definitely a nice change of pace considering that the New 52 Supes has currently lost his secret identity, been stripped of most of his powers, and is pretty much in love with Wonder Woman. Likewise, the current author of the title is Dan Jurgens, the author of the wildly popular 'Death of Superman,' and so no one should want to miss this.

The first issue of Lois and Clark hit stores yesterday. The next issue is due out on November 18th, so there's still plenty of time to catch up if you missed it. Up, up, and away!
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