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Kindly Couple: Why The Kents Are Vital To The Superman Mythos

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Superman is often defined by his powers or his quite literal alienation, but the Man of Steel is so much more than that. Superman represents the potential of humanity through his kindness, his empathy and his generosity. All of these qualities he learned directly from two people, Jonathan and Martha Kent, and when you change anything about that dynamic, you wind up with a very different Superman.

In John Byrne’s classic reinvention, Man of Steel, there’s no mention made of ancient Kryptonian family crests; instead, Clark sits down with his dad and designs a logo based on the “Superman” name already coined for him by the Daily Planet, while Ma works on the costume. It isn’t all fun family crafts however, as it’s Pa Kent who takes Clark aside when he’s young and inspires him to be more than just a high school football star.

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New ‘Man Of Steel’ Images Feature Zod, Jor-El, Daily Planet, The Kents

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The folks over at ComicBookMovie have grabbed seven new images from director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel out of Entertainment Weekly's summer preview issue. They offer fans a slightly clearer look at characters only briefly seen in the trailers: namely Michael Shannon as General Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El...

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Mon-El’s Stylin’ New Duds Feature The Superman ‘S’ Shield

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I'm not going to pretend to understand Mon-El's mind-warping origin, but like the rest of the impossibly retconned Legion of Superheroes, I tend to like him anyway.

With Superman away on New Krypton, Mon-El (Lar Gand/Valor/Jonathan Kent - see what I mean...

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