After grieving over the loss of his wife Lois and his friends from Earth-Two, Kal-L joins the remaining heroes for a final battle with the Anti-Monitor in the Anti-Matter Universe, where the Anti-Monitor has asorbed all life in that universe. Written by Alan Moore, pencilled by long-time Superman artist Curt Swan, and inked by George Pérez (Superman) and Kurt Schaffenberger (Action), the tale incorporates the Mort Weisinger-era style but has a distinctly modern twist. Although he was retconned out of existence by the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and All-Star Squadron #60, he was restored to continuity in The Kingdom #2. As a result of Mister Mind "eating" aspects of this reality, it takes on visual aspects similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-Two, including an alternate Superman along with other Justice Society of Americacharacters. The Justice Society of New Earth arrives to stop her torture. As a result of Mister Mind "eating" aspects of this reality, it takes on visual aspects similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-Two, including an alternate Superman and other Justice Society characters, although the names of the characters and the team are not mentioned in the panel in which they appear. Superboy-Prime had decided to directly assault the individual people he considered unworthy in the current universe — most notably the current Superboy, Conner Kent. Alexander succeeds in recreating Earth-Two, which causes Kal-L and the Earth-Two Lois, (along with the heroes who originated there), to be sent there.[14]. When her father Zor-L discovered that Krypton was about to explode, he placed her in a spacecraft directed towards Earth. [13], Power Girl is knocked out and captured by Superboy-Prime after discovering Alexander Luthor Jr.'s tuning fork, which he plans to use to restore the Multiverse in order to search for the perfect Earth. In 1950, Superman encountered three other surviving Kryptonians known as U-Ban, Kizo, and Mala. Thus, several differences between Kal-L and the more well-known Kal-El were introduced. Unfortunately, the singular universe erased the history of the universe that Kal-L came from, and most of the people he knew outside of the heroic community, including his wife Lois Lane-Kent. This section of the history takes place during Convergence, a massive crossover event revisiting characters from past eras and realities. Just before the planet exploded, they saved Val, Jor-El's son, Kal-El (Earth-2's original Superman), Kara, and a fourth person has yet to be identified. Reader Sergio F. wrote in to ask, "I have a question for you related to DC’s multiple earths, pre-Crisis. While Kal-L was still a toddler, his father discovered that the planet Krypton teetered on the brink of absolute destruction. [18], Kal-L and his wife Lois Lane Kent of pre-Crisis Earth-Two return to the DC Universe as soulless Black Lanterns in the midst of the Blackest Night. The concept behind the Earth One series of graphic novels is fairly straightforward. The famous slogan of "truth, justice and the American Way" was changed from the original radio show slogan which stated Superman fought for "truth, honesty and justice" to combat the anti-communism sentiment of the 1950s United States popular culture. Superman was able to time travel under his own power to watch his father Jor-L and the events that led to him being sent to Earth. Nevertheless, the two Supermen realized that Superboy-Prime was completely out of control, and was openly killing people and was not merely intent upon simply recreating the universe. Superman of Earth-Two is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics, who first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938).He is a version of the Kryptonian superhero Superman from an alternate reality called Earth-Two.Unlike the more popular Earth-One Superman, the Earth-Two Superman is portrayed as significantly older and is given the birth name of Kal-L. He would later join the super team called the All-Star Squadron, which included most of Earth-Two's American superheroes of the World War II era. [3] He fought against evil, at first on a local level in his base of operations, the American city of Metropolis; later in his career, he would consider first the entire United States, and then the whole world under his protection. Superman of Earth-Two is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics, who first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938). However, they both eventually fail. The new version also supports the portrayal and aesthetic design of Jor-El, now similar to Marlon Brando's portrayal of the role, and Krypton, as featured in the ongoing Richard Donner co-authored arcs of Action Comics (essentially rendering Krypton closer in style to his and Bryan Singer's shared film continuity), as well as the fitting in with the discovery in The Lightning Saga that Clark was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes during his adolescence and still retains possession of a Legion flight ring. The death of Kal-L from Infinite Crisis #7. Alexander Luthor, Jr. and Superboy-Prime decided to continue to recreate the Multiverse in order to achieve their goals, despite the pleas from the current heroes and Kal-L to stop. Both refused him after being shown the Earth-Two versions of their histories, though Kara was more accepting of Kal-L than the current Bruce Wayne, who argued against Kal-L for losing his version of the Batman Family, as well as the death of the Earth-Two Bruce. [21], Kal-L's corpse is placed in Justice Society headquarters away from the Black Lanterns, his wife Black Lantern Lois tries to get close enough to her husband's body when Power Girl prevents her. The energy release resulting from the Anti-Monitor's physical death threatened to overcome and kill Kal-L and Superboy-Prime. Kal-L continued to watch the new Earth from the pocket "Paradise" dimension. Kal-L batters an exit through the crystalline barrier which has separated them from the rest of reality.[11]. Kal-L then meets up with his cousin Power Girl, explains her true origins to her, (as well as the previous Crisis and the merger of the remaining Earths, with Earth-One being dominant and some of Earth-Two's heroes having been lost), and enlists her help. As Superman, Kal-L was considered to be the first superhero in Earth-Two's history, being the first individual to appear in a colorful costume and display superhuman abilities. However, the names of the characters and the team are not mentioned in the panel in which they appear. Kal-El’s father, Jor-El was a gifted engineer and a scientist of the Guild of Thought; and his mother, Lara Lor-Van, was the Guild of Reason's chosen representative to the High Council of Krypton.The House of El were not among t… The two married, but Lois discovered Clark's secret while on their honeymoon when trying to cut Clark's hair, which broke the scissors Lane used. The city is covered in a dome, which suppresses the powers of those within it and it's sent to Telos alongside many other cities from other doomed timelines. "Mutual Radio" Earth (no formal name given): Superman arrived on Earth as an adult from a Krypton that orbited the sun opposite the Earth and after inventing the name Clark Kent worked at the Metropolis. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "All-Star Squadron members" category. In this universe, the last son of Krypton, was a man, named Kal-L. Although as a young boy Bruce Wayne lost his parents to a gun-wielding robber, as his vigilante alter-ego Batman, he took firearms into his war on crime. Realizing that there was not enough time to save everyone on the planet, he deposited his son inside of a specially designed rocket ship and launched him into outer space. It was during this time that Kal-L eventually met his Earth-One counterpart, Kal-El. Among the parallel realities shown is one designated "Earth-2". Kal-L eventually revealed his dual identities of Clark Kent and Superman to the woman he loved, the Lois Lane of Earth-Two, and they got married. Alexander Luthor, Jr. of Earth-Three appeared, offering to transport them out of the resulting shockwave, but the still-grieving Kal-L decided to end his life, rather than transport to safety. He seems to prefer the life of a normal man, finding great pleasure in his job as a car mechanic and stating, "Superman was overrated. Reactivated once again as the Black Lantern Superman, Kal-L's corpse was eventually stopped by the full Justice Society. Art by George Perez. Template:SeealsoIn the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities. At some point during the Silver Age, Superman's cousin Kara arrived on Earth after a lengthy journey from Krypton. In the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities. Seeing his goal achieved, Kal-L was overjoyed to see his old world back as the potential cure for his wife's pending death. Trivia. He would then spare the heroes for an unknown reason and would go to Steppenwolf's aid during the World Army's invasion of Dherain. Kal-L and Lois are in Metropolis when it happens. 211/2, Oct 1981: "The Kill Kent Contract! After traveling through space for an indeterminate amount of time, his rocket eventually crash-landed in a small farming community named Smallville, on the planet Earth. But because most of Mister Mxyztplk's capers were done more to frustrate and annoy than cause harm and physical death, many of Mister Mxyztplk's pranks had no lasting detrimental effects on Kal-L or the inhabitants of the third dimension (unlike the Earth-One Mister Mxyzptlk, who is shown to be far more dangerous, even occasionally killing Earth-One inhabitants as part of his exploits)[citation needed]. These stories were set at a time in which the Superman of Earth-Two was at a similar age to the then-present-day Superman … Batman and Superman are the rulers of the world.A version of Superman,from an alternate reality appears and might the Superman of Earth One. For example, Kal-L was able to progress to actual flight, where originally he could only leap about an eighth of a mile. Kal-L died in Power Girl's arms after realizing his mistake, and stating that he would never leave her, even though she would not be able to see him. Mister Mxyztplk exclusively used magic to completely frustrate Kal-L time and time again, interfering with his abilities. Kal-L would alter Kal-El's first encounter with Batman, as he called out his bluff and turned the two into true friends. As they fought, the two heroes found themselves being "transported" to each other's Earths, reliving their histories and altering them. At his feet, his son Jonathan playfully squeezes the coal in his hand. This not only allowed DC Comics to bring Superman's Golden Age stories back into continuity, but also led them to experiment with a Superman who wasn't the mainstream one. Opening it he stares gleefully at a large, glimmering diamond. Kal-L strikes the final blow that kills the Anti-Monitor once and for all. [10] Refusing to participate in Telos' game, Kal-L stops the battle between Power Girl and Earth-30's Wonderwoman and leaves alongside Power Girl in an attempt to put an end to the entire battle.[11]. Maveric Universe Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Soon after their arrival on Earth-Two, the Earth-Two Lois dies after telling Kal-L she was happy to have lived such a long life. The two Supermen then team up to take down Superboy-Prime by dragging him into space through Krypton’s red sun Rao (which cause the three of them to lose their powers), and then crash landing on the planet Green Lantern Mogo. es:Kal-L By the 1960s, it was clear that Kent was not immortal, and he began showing his age. Freed of his need to repress his more aggressive and assertive persona, Kent acted out his nature, but without his costume and his flight abilities. The Symbioship provided virtual copies of Zor-L, Alura and fellow Kryptonians from within her home city of Kandor. Kal-L lashed out at him, blaming Kal-El for "corrupting" Earth-Two, and thus killing Lois. The names "Kal-El", "Jor-El" and "Jonathan and Martha Kent" on Earth-One became "Kal-L", "Jor-L" and "John and Mary Kent" on Earth-Two. However, what exactly happened to Kal-L and other surviving inhabitants of the old Earth-Two in the new timeline isn't directly shown. Action Comics #1(June, 1938) Following the New 52 reboot, the Earth-2 concept was rebooted. They were led by the Ternion of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. [22] Black Lantern Lois sacrifices herself by removing her ring and giving it to Kal-L to reanimate him once again. The Superman of Earth-2 is the Man of Steel from another dimension. Rocketed to Earth, he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent; growing to maturity and gaining great powers under Earth's yellow sun, he would grow to be the mighty Superman, … After having her memories restored by the Earth-Two Lois' touch, Kal-L then reveals to Power Girl that his plan is to bring back Earth-Two. Clark received some training from his Earth-One counterpart in his teen years. Originally debuting in 1938, this Superman is much like his modern day counterpart of Earth-1, but has noticeable differences in his … Earth-22 had similarities to Earth-2, which was the home of DC's Golden Age heroes. Upon finding that Kal-L had been defeated and returned to an inactive corpse, Black Lantern Lois Kent sacrificed her own revival to reactivate Kal-L's corpse for its greater power-levels. Thought the world couldn't get along without him." He built a Secret Citadel in the mountains outside of Metropolis as his headquarters and as shown in Infinite Crisis, Superman eventually built a Fortress of Solitude comparable to that of his Earth-One counterpart. Following the conclusion of Convergence, Brainiac sends the Parallax infected Hal Jordan, Pre-Crisis The Flash, Earth One Supergirl and the New Earth version of Superman to stop the Crisis on Infinite Earths which originally destroyed the Multiverse. As a result, Kal-L still existed and still remembered the history of his home reality, even though no one in the new reality remembered he had ever existed. Kal-L was defeated by Conner, who used the Black Lantern Psycho Pirate's Medusa Mask against Kal-L, returning him to a inanimate corpse, while Black Lantern Lois Kent attacked Martha Kent, who was saved by Krypto. During his teen years, Clark met a strange visitor from another universe—his own counterpart, Superboy, of Earth-One! Twitch!!! Brainiac collected the city of Metropolis from Earth-Two before the entire timeline is erased at the conclusion of the 1985 crossover story Crisis on Infinite Earths. Its elders included the trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman , … The Superman of Earth-Two is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. When the dome is opened, Kal-L and the other heroes recover their powers, however, Telos, an entity which claims to be the planet itself, announces that they need to fight against other domed cities for their survival, otherwise their own cities and people would be destroyed. Seeing that he was wrong, and that the ambitions of recreating the universe would not bring about an improvement, Kal-L decided to correct his mistake. Kal-L mostly retired from heroic activity, focusing on his personal life as editor of the Daily Star, leaving the costumed heroic actions to the younger generation, including his cousin Kara. Kal-L's superpowers were a result of his Kryptonian heritage, whereby the Kryptonians native to his original universe had known superhuman abilities and powers. Too wrapped up in himself. Seeing that Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor, Jr. were committed to reshaping the universe, Kal-L directly attacked them in the hopes of preventing more deaths. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. During this period, Clark briefly worked as a circus strongman under the identity of the Masked Wonder. Falling on Earth, he was found … Convergence #0 stated the first appearance of Pre-Crisis Earth-Two Metropolis was in The Flash #123.For indexing purposes, it will be assumed that Kal-L had nearly identical adventures. He is a version of the Kryptonian superhero Superman from an … The ensuing Earth 2 (2012–2015) and Earth 2: World's End (2014–2015) stories depict the formation of a new group of heroes ("Wonders") who try and fail to save the Earth from Darkseid's second invasion attempt. However, almost all later renditions[28] of the Earth-Two Kal-L showed him exhibiting his more limited abilities including reliance for a time in his leaping ability while allied with the Justice Society on a case involving his cousin Power Girl and the immortal criminal Vandal Savage. Superman#76 not an Earth-2 story. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Black Lantern Corps members category.". Even though he knew that those who would be "folded" would cease to live, he was still willing to take the risks and guilt to save his Earth and those he loved. Mr. Although this occurs at the same time that Kal-L's ship is launched, Kara's ship travels more slowly, and she arrives on Earth decades after her cousin has landed. Deciding that the resulting Earth had been corrupted, Kal-L had decided, along with Alexander Luthor Jr. and Superboy-Prime, to reformat the existing universe using themselves as the primary template, rather than the current incarnations of the heroes. Later, George Taylor retired as editor-in-chief of the Daily Star, and Clark replaced him in that role, promoting Lois to Lead Investigative Reporter, though he would usually still follow her in many of her dangerous investigations as Superman. 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