In this week’s Action Comics, we see Superman and Jon Kent and Conner Kent finally together. Superman might not remember Conner (which is a mystery) but it was nice to see him with what is basically his sons. But it got me thinking about Clark’s other son…Chris Kent.
Of all the things to come from the New Earth era of Superman, I have to say, I loved Chris as a character. Yes, he was Zod’s son, but he was an innocent. I love that Lois and Clark took him in. Clark got to see what it was like for his parents to raise a Kryptonian child, Chris got to have loving parents and Lois was an awesome mom! When Last Son ended, I think anyone who read it was heartbroken. But, Chris didn’t go with that story. He showed up again in the New Krypton saga (I won’t spoil it as it’s a fun reveal), but after that we didn’t get anything because the New 52 and Rebirth happened.
Speaking of Rebirth, we got Chris…kind of…
Jurgens reintroduced Zod and his family in his amazing Action Comics run, which included Lor-Zod. It was cool to have Chris back in a way, but he wasn’t Chris anymore. He was who he could’ve been in the New Earth timeline had Zod raised him. The only thing that disappointed me was that our Superman, the one from Post-Crisis/New Earth didn’t recognize him. That would’ve been such an amazing avenue to go down; here he is with Jon as his son, but here is a reminder of the son he used to have, who has no memory of the life he had with Lois and Clark because that timeline is gone.
Anyways, the point is, it’s fun to remember those stories with Chris Kent. He didn’t last long but he certainly left an impact on this Superman fan.