VOL 23
Issue 11v28
Str Date: 2023.332.

Superboy and Cloning – How the Young Superhero Was Created


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Superboy and Cloning – How the Young Superhero Was Created

Superboy is a character that came into being relatively recently compared to the other iconic names of D.C. However, as his name suggests, he directly connects with Superman and resembles him in many different ways. As with many other characters in comic books and other superhero-related media, Superboy has several different iterations, each with unique traits and features. There are a couple of different characters, too, that has the title of Superboy. One of these is the relatively newly introduced son of Superman and Lois Lane, who was raised by the two into righteous crime fighters much like his dad. The other and arguably the more popular holder of the title is Kon-El. He is also related to Superman, but his story is much more different.

Superboy and Cloning

The Superboy, who has the name of Kon-El, also referred to as Connor Kent by a majority of people, is, in fact, a lab creation that was a result of combining the D.N.A. of Superman with a human. In a majority of iterations, the human D.N.A. belongs to either Lois Lane or Lex Luthor. Superboy was an attempt made by a secret organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to create a being that can rival Superman in any aspect. He spent several weeks after being created being put through tests and forced to follow orders, which is why the character is known to have problems with his temper and following orders from others.

The most popular variation of the character is arguably the one that was featured in Young Justice, which is one of D.C.’s most famous animated series to date. The show follows the story of some of the youngest and most famous crime fighters in the D.C. universe, such as Robin, Beast Boy, Kid Flash, and others, including Superboy. Young Justice’s Superboy also has a similar story. In the starting episodes of the initial season, he is shown being created inside of a lab with the D.N.A. of Superman and Lex Luthor and resembles them both in some ways.

Why Aren’t There Several Superboy Clones?

The question that most people ask after all of this is why N.O.W.H.E.R.E. or other organizations don’t just create their own army of Superboys when it is shown that they can easily do so with enough resources. Thanks to the superhuman abilities of the character, they could easily take over the world with an army of him on their side.

The answer to this is quite simple. There has been yet another Superboy clone, which was also shown in Young Justice. This clone is known as March, and he has a lot of the same abilities as Superboy and Superman. However, there aren’t many others like the two because both were shown to deviate in one way or another, meaning that it would simply be too big of a risk to create more of them. While it isn’t confirmed that this is the reason, it is the theory that makes the most sense as to why there aren’t many others like Kon-El made from the D.N.A. of Superman and another human through cloning.  What are your thoughts?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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