Although this miniseries is an elseworlds story, it doesnt bear the imprints banner, but this is. As superboy, the young clark kent protects his hometown of smallville from threats large, small and downright bizarreall while trying to keep his secret identity hidden from his boyhood crush lana lang. Superboy makes a bet that lana lang cannot keep his identity secret for 48 hours, and, to test her, assumes the identity of hank harris and lets lana and her father know he is secretly superboy. Secret identity was first published as a four issue prestige. Today, we look at a bit of a unique situation, where superboy s secret identity was revealed to pete ross without superboy knowing it. Lana with the help of a 1 ton weight tricks superboy into revealing his identity. I dont do fakeout stories, bendis told the new york times i did a story where daredevil was outed a different kind of outing but that was his reality for 15 years and that bendis will bring superman closer to being the best version. Secret identity, written by kurt busiek and illustrated by stuart immonen, is a very unique and heartwarming narrative. In every installment of if i pass this way again, we look at comic book plot points that were rarely sometimes never. Secret identity is a 2004 elseworld story based on the idea behind superboyprime from crisis on infinite earths, but executed as a standalone non. Series writer brian michael bendis defends the reveal. Superboy is trapped on an asteroid by kryptonite dust and discovers a robot there that was built on krypton. The sunken city of gold starring aquaman, script by jack miller, art by ramona fradon.
Secret identity is a writer at the top of his game. Superboy moves into lanas house and pretends to be her cousin tommy in order to prove she cant keep a secret. Superboy recreates supermans identity reveal on young. Secret identity is that no man is an island and busiek isnt alone herenot with a creative partner in stuart immonen. He encounters young clark superboy again during the hypertime arc. Inspired by a crisis on infinite earths tiein featuring the superboy of earthprime the good one and not the bad one of infinite crisis, superman. Superboy prime clark kent, born kalel, also known as supermanprime or simply prime, is a dc comics superhero turned supervillain and an alternate version of superman. It was first published monthly, starting january 2004. Comics television viewer superboy s workshop activity page. Secret identity is a 2004 elseworld story based on the idea behind superboy prime from crisis on infinite earths, but executed as a standalone noncanonical story without ties to the larger dc universe on an earth much like our own, where superheroes dont exist but superman comics do, mr.
Lana passes the test, and, as agreed upon, collects an autograph from superboy revealing his. Pete ross learns superboy s secret identity while on a camping trip. All the books where one or both main character is keeping hishers identity secret or the other just thinks shehe is someone else. In 2004 busiek was coming off a years long run of comic book excellence that found him among the best in the business and superman. Written by kurt busiek, drawn and colored by stuart immonen, and lettered by todd klein, superman. Under the influence of the truth serum, mum blurts out the secret. Superboy is a fictional superhero that appears in american comic books published by dc comics. Superboy s new secret identity, script by otto binder, art by john sikela. The character was created by jerry siegel and don cameron and is based on the character of superman that siegel cocreated with joe shuster. Superboy continues to battle the newly formed threesome of lex luthor, metallo and dr. In this series, konel, living under the secret identity of conner kent, lives with martha kent and krypto in smallville, the town he protects as the second superboy. Superboy, as you may or may not know, was a clone of superman. Secret identity deluxe edition hardcover february 2, 2016.
Putting superboy back in smallville is an inspired choice, and i liked seeing the small ways he makes ma kents life easier pa kent having died in brainiac. Superboy recreates supermans identity reveal on young justice cover. Secret identity is a comic book miniseries, taking place in an alternate reality in which all the familiar dc comics superheroes are just comic book characters, much like on earthprime. Kent protects his hometown of smallville from threats large, small and downright bizarreall while trying to keep his secret identity hidden from his boyhood crush lana lang. Clark has to make lana think her magic wand is real in order to protect his secret identity. The precrisis superboy s timeera varied over the decades as taking place in the relative past of superman, and thus the boy of steel was shown as operating in the 30s, the 50s largely skipping the 40s, the 60s, and even the 70s by the end of superboy s precrisis runthe 1985 superman. Secret identity is a comic book miniseries, taking place in an alternate reality in which all the familiar dc comics superheroes are just. Superboy first encounters the legion in april 1958 when he meets three teenagers in smallville who inexplicably know his secret identity. The team all start going to happy harbour high except for robin, but lucky for him he can use his true identity to spy on them. Kent decide to name their newborn boy clark, as a homage to the fictional superhero. The title was not released under the elseworlds banner, but is regarded as a noncanonical story. The superboy prime character was the inspiration for kurt busieks miniseries superman. One boy, whose name is clark kent, discovers that he has supermans superpowers, for some unknown reason each issue of the series covers a different era of supermans life.
Maggin and curt swan based upon the original superboy character by jerry siegel and joe shuster. Secret identity, which begins as a story about a teenage boy, named clark kent after the comic book character, who exists in the real world where there are no superheroes and discovers that he possesses powers similar to supermans. When did superman discover that pete ross knew his secret. Superman reveals his secret identity in a gamechanging issue. Secret identity trade collects the 4issue limited series which originally came out in early 2004, and, in my opinion, its a mustread, not only for fans of superman or comic books, but for fans of good stories in general. Secret identity is a fourissue miniseries of 48 pages each in prestige format, written by kurt busiek.
Here are the 15 most shocking secret identity reveals ever. Every two weeks, big issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. Ultra boy is on a mission to determine superboy s secret identity, and the first peron he suspects is pete ross. Written by otto binder, penciled and inked by al plastino. Secret identity is a fourissue miniseries of 48 pages each in prestige format. Secret identity is a 208page trade paperback collecting the critically lauded 4issue prestige format miniseries written by kurt busiek jla. As their destructive potential continues to rise, superboy must stop them before its too late. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Superboy adopts a new secret identity to help a sea captain famous for helping others. Pleasant and nonthreatening, like a stitch out of andy griffith with a little more mayhem. The first, and arguably bestknown, superboy was simply superman as an adolescent, acting as a superhero in his hometown of smallville. Superboy meets alternate versions of himself, including the zero hour superboy whom he learns has the secret identity of clark kent and the villainous adult clone threatening all reality who calls himself black zero. Secret identity is a comic book miniseries, taking place in an alternate reality in which all the familiar dc comics superheroes are just comic book. In time, the teenagers are revealed to be lightning lad, saturn girl, and cosmic boy, members of a superhero club from the.
Secret identity, young justice fanfic chapter 1, a young. Top 11 times supermans secret identity was exposed in. Secret identity first chapter, as he becomes superboy, feels a little odd to me. For more comic book bafflingness, check out 8 pointless laws all comic book movies follow and the 5 worst comic book sidekicks of all time. Today, we continue our surprisingly extensive look at pete ross and his knowledge of supermans secret identity by revealing when a writer finally had superman discover that pete knew his secret. Secret identity offers a compelling story about how an ordinary teen named clark kent discovers he has superpowers. Superboy 19491979 1st series dc comic books 19601969. Last week, dc comics released a new paperback of kurt busiek and stuart immonens superman. In sins of youth, superman finally tells kon his secret identity and apologizes for not telling him sooner. Superboy is the superhero name for clark kent in his younger years. So having a secret identity, normal civilian loved ones, and a civilian life at stake is still new to him even at the johns run of adventure, superboy was more ready to ditch school than attend. This is got me a secret, a feature where i spotlight notable instances of comic book characters revealing their secret identities to people. Unfortunately, the book falls off its obvious lemire has done his homework, as this superboy feels very consistent with the keselgrummett superboy and johns teen titans runs.
The three secret identities of superboy superboy, lana lang, jorel flashback, lara flashback, kryptonite. The sort of things that typically occur when comic book fans grow up to become comic book writers, which wasnt really a thing until the mid1960s. Makes ck seem pretty mild and a little too controlled for a teenager with all these powers and feelings and confusion. The giant that stalked smallville starring superboy, pencils by john sikela. Secret identity is a fourissue miniseries of 48 pages each in prestige format, written by kurt busiek and illustrated by stuart immonen. Through the legion, superboy also regularly meets with his cousin kara, supergirl, but because of telepathic hypnotism employed by saturn girl, superboy never remembers kara, or any other information relating to his future career as superman or the future of his family and friends, when he returns to his normal, 20thcentury era. One night when they were camping together, pete secretly saw clark changing into superboy to attend to an emergency. Ad for superman, supermans pal, jimmy olsen, and supermans girl friend, lois lane. The great kryptonite mystery, script by jerry coleman.76 584 1055 1479 1141 1562 1174 1290 377 1425 588 1493 491 1533 1342 209 1052 421 1076 2 892 1010 1389 207 1331 1021 279 406 202 755