The research for our latest podcast, The Legion Clubhouse (Have YOU been listening?) put me into a frame of mind to once again delve into the wacky Silver Age adventures of Superman! Rocketed from a dead planet in the summer of ’38, Kal-El crash-landed on Earth to become the legendary Man Of Steel! The Metropolis Marvel! The Man Of Tomorrow! The LAST SON Of Krypton!
Well, for some values of “last”, anyway… Welcome to Ten Things!
Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Lar Gand of Daxam (who is not on this list, but for a good reason, so be cool), Presents:
TEN NEXT-TO-LAST SONS OF KRYPTON!
10) MIGHTY BOY
Though not the earliest pseudo-Kryptonian in the real world, our lad in orange and green might be the first one, chronologically speaking, since Superboy tales are said to occur “ten or twelve years” in the past of Superman. Appearing in 1949’s Superboy #1, Mighty Boy’s strength and speed seem to be a match for even our Boy Of Steel, but there’s a secret behind his inhuman prowess. A later Mighty Boy has a slightly higher profile, with his single appearance having been reprinted multiple times, with this sorta-kinda Kryptonian finally getting a Millennium Edition reprint some fifty years later…