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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Just a Whisp of Thought:

So, I was thinking. I've always thought Conner Kent/Kon-El/Superboy/Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-Him had a death that was very, very reminiscent to Clark's in Death of Superman.

I mean, he wasn't killed by any of the traditional weaknesses: Kryptonite or Magic. Instead he was pummeled to death by an unstoppable juggernaut of a character. Both ended up cradled in the arms of the woman who loved them. Both inspired gratuitous memorial efforts with vaguely religious elements.

So Superman comes back to life with a bunch of folks trying to be him, including a renegade clone.

And according to DC Nation, Match will be running about with the Titans East.

Hmmm....

(Regardless though it should be interesting when the grieving Titans end up face to face with Conner's clone...)

10 Comments:

  • At August 17, 2006 4:18 AM, Anonymous Ununnilium said…

    ...ohohoho.

    I'd be very surprised if there wasn't some kind of homage there.

     
  • At August 17, 2006 4:22 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    :-) It does seem a bit much to be unintentional.

     
  • At August 17, 2006 4:53 AM, Anonymous JLG said…

    *sigh* You'd think Conner was the only Titan to have died. :P I really, really, wish TT#38 wasn't pushed back another week, so I could just be done with the Titans and DC.

    Sorry, I'm really the bitter killjoy hater lately. :P

     
  • At August 17, 2006 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As I recall,Match had a whole bunch of Identity Issues...and where did he come from,again?

     
  • At August 17, 2006 7:15 AM, Anonymous david brothers said…

    Both inspired gratuitous memorial efforts with vaguely religious elements.

    Oh, nothing vaguely religious about it. There's a full-blown Supercult still running around out there somewhere :)

    I do like that Match is making a comeback, and the Titans East stuff sounds interestingish. I like that DC has Deathstroke gathering the team.

    It's almost like Crime Syndicate of America:Justice League of America::Titans East:Teen Titans. That's a neat bit of serendipity with all the evil twins and arch rivals.

    I still maintain that there is no way for Choir Boy to be a good name for a villain, though. It's like being called Daffodil, or Ringbearer, or That Widdle Cute Kid in the Penguin Suit. Who'd take you seriously? Not I!

     
  • At August 17, 2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Flidget Jerome said…

    But he's a Kid Devil villain, so hopefully you're not supposed to take him seriously. It's probably going to turn out that he and Choir Boy started their great rivalry in a flame war on a LARP message board or webcomic forum or something similar.

     
  • At August 17, 2006 10:18 AM, Blogger Steven said…

    Also consider that Superboy's statue is built right next to the statue they put up of Superman when he died. (Why is that thing still up, anyway?) So, yeah, I think they are very much trying to recall the death of Superman (which is also the origin of Superboy, neatly)

    Should we expect a Reign of the Superboys anytime soon?

    Also, Match. Match was created by the evil geneticists at The Agenda, led by the Contessa, a.k.a. Mrs. Luthor. Using a kidnapped Superboy as a template, the Agenda attempted to create a line a super-soldiers they could sell to the world's governments, and Match was the prototype. He had all of Superboy's (then) powers, plus a force blast and teleportation, as well as a much better VR education. Superboy, of course, destroyed the rest of the cloning operation and shut down the agenda, but not before Match escaped.

    Since then, Match has popped up in Sins of Youth and Joker, Last Laugh, and in both he successfully impersonated Superboy, fooling even Robin and Wonder Girl. Last seen crying to himself because he will never be loved as a real boy the way Superboy was.

    Wow, I did that all from memory.

     
  • At August 17, 2006 11:43 AM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Wow...I totally forgot about Match. Interesting theory.

    But, honestly, I hope they don't bring him back...I loved Kon-El, but it was such a heroic death for me. Plus, Superboy doesn't have the benefit of having Superboy-Prime punching through the fabric of time and space that brought back Superman, Green Arrow, Jason Todd, etc, etc.

     
  • At August 17, 2006 5:28 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    jlg: Sorry, I've left Pantha out because, well, I haven't really seen any clues that she'd be brought back.

    anon: Hee, Steven answered.

    david: I was trying for polite understatement. :-) I'm enjoying the thought of Titans East myself. We'll see how it goes.

    flidget: That would be the Best Thing Ever!

    steven: Thanks! :-) I'm impressed.

    loren: I agree and disagree. :-) It was a heroic death and for an adult character I'd likely be satisfied. But with Kon it seems like there's so much left to play with. If nothing else, the side of Luthor that he brings out...it's very intriguing. Besides, I like watching kid heroes grow up. :-)

     
  • At August 17, 2006 6:26 PM, Anonymous JLG said…

    Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I was calling you out, I was just moaning about how it was in the stories of Titans and 52. Unless Johns has some freak-out twist coming soon (regrown Pantha or Wildebeest a la Elasti-Girl from a skull in the Doom Patrol arc, since its not like Red Star doesn't have the technology available and he might not be in Titans East), I don't see her coming back either...

     

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