Jon Kent, the new Superman and son of Kal-El, is traveling to the world of Injustice, where he will encounter the most tragic version of his father.
The mantle of Superman has become a family affair, with Clark Kent and his son Jon sharing the role. Jon is set to receive a new title in Adventures of Superman, which Tom Taylor, the writer of his previous book, will be writing. The series will be illustrated by Clayton Henry.
Taylor, who previously wrote the comic books for the Injustice video games, will bring the world of Injustice crashing into the mainstream DC Universe in a major way.
In his newest series, Jon Kent’s Superman will journey to the universe of Injustice, which differs greatly from his own. In that universe, he will encounter a Man of Steel who is far from the hero depicted in the mainstream comics. The meeting of father and son is expected to give rise to one of the most tragic Superman stories ever told, as it introduces the Regime’s Superman to the son he never had.
DC’s Darkest Man of Steel: The Injustice Superman
The Superman of the Injustice universe was introduced in the video game of the same name, and his downfall was triggered by one tragic event. However, for the most part, his life paralleled the normal status quo for the Man of Steel, except for a friendlier version of Lex Luthor.
However, everything changed when The Joker manipulated Superman into hallucinating and believing that his pregnant wife Lois was the villainous Doomsday, all while a nuclear detonation destroyed much of Metropolis. In response, Superman did what Batman could not morally do and killed The Joker. He subsequently transformed into a dictator who aimed to rule humanity, whom he deemed incapable of governing themselves.
Superman formed a regime alongside other metahumans and rampaged across the Earth. Although opposing sides, mainly led by Batman, engaged in battles with the Man of Steel, they couldn’t stop the world from being irreversibly changed. The amoral Kryptonian even attempted to extend his violent crusade to other worlds. However, his plan was foiled by his more heroic counterpart. Nonetheless, things may turn out differently when he faces the heroic Superman’s progeny.
The Meeting of Jon Kent and Injustice’s Superman is the Ultimate Tragedy
Lois’s pregnancy at the time of her death means that Jon Kent, Superman’s son, was never born in the Injustice universe. Jon first appeared in a miniseries just before the DC Rebirth era and has since become a fan-favorite, particularly in his younger, more impetuous incarnation. In recent years, Jon has aged and taken on the mantle of Superman when his father was away on Warworld. Injustice, Superman is tormented by what happened to Lois, but encountering a son from another universe would be the ultimate tragedy. Jon represents not only the family that he never had with Lois but also the heroism that the darker Superman once embodied. Thus, Jon is the living embodiment of everything that he has lost.
Jon might feel a stronger desire to be with his father, who has recently returned from Warworld. This would allow the real Superman to maintain the close-knit family that the Injustice Superman never had, thereby preventing him from turning into a villain. The real Superman may even attempt to save his misguided counterpart, restoring some hope in him. However, the attempt would likely prove unsuccessful, solidifying the loss of truth, justice, and a possible brighter future.