Wait, what’s that I hear you cry? There’s no such thing as old Superman and new Superman? They’re ostensibly the same character, Kal-El/Clark Kent? How is this even happening? I’ll tell you why. COMIC BOOKS, THAT’S WHY.
So, a recap if you’re unfamiliar with the wild, wild situation in the current DC Comics universe.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away In 2011, DC rebooted its entire comic universe: the multiverse was gone, and in its place a new world populated by younger versions of the company’s most iconic heroes, newly awakened to many of their powers and callings. A fresh start for legendary characters like Superman—a Superman who, let’s be honest, has had one hell of a rough six months. His powers have been scaled back. His identity revealed. His pseudonym replaced. Hell, his best friend may have just bitten the bullet too. Superman’s having it really, really rough.