Superman’s new secret identity in DC Comics was an epic fail

DC Comics is shocking the world of Superman, with Clark ready to get caught in a prolonged experience on the gladiatorial Warworld. Who is going to look after Earth in the meantime? The responsibility will be up to his kid, Jon Kent, however Jon is still determining what it indicates to measure up to his daddy’s huge boots.

Today, he explored with the concept of having a secret identity. Or, to put it another method, he explored with looking definitely obnoxious. Now, a white windbreaker and denims is not the worst thing an individual might place on. However a floppy blonde wig, Jon? The sunglasses? Driving a huge red jeep to school?

Attempting to manage the name Finn Connors?

What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be excellent comics. (And if you missed out on the last edition, read this.)


Jon Kent adjusts his bullet-ridden windbreaker — his Superman costume clearly visible, as teens swarm around him, calling him by name and thanking him in Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 (2021).

Image: Tom Taylor, John Timms/DC Comics

The bright side is that “Finn Connors” was simply a fakeout on the part of author Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, and in the very first 10 minutes of his very first day of school Jon needed to spring into super-action and blow his cover. Truthfully, Jon, I believe this is for the very best.

Please burn that wig.

A grizzled old Cable jettisons his metal arm and replaces it with a hard light hologram, thinking “No matter what happens on an op... I’m always heavily armed,” in Cable: Reloaded #1 (2021).

Image: Al Ewing, Bob Quinn/Marvel Comics

Cable Television: Reloaded is the character’s very first Krakoa-era experience because he was reanimated as a grizzled old man and sent his teenager self back to the future. The reasonably self-contained one-shot both commemorates and adoringly teases traditional ’90s Cable television stories and doesn’t miss out on a single chance for wordplay like the above. It sort of guidelines.

Clark Kent pulls down his glasses exactly the way Christopher Reeves does in the movies and uses his laser vision to set a fleeing purse snatcher’s shoe on fire in Superman ’78 #1 (2021).

Image: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres/DC Comics

We have a complete evaluation of Superman ’78 #1 for you, however I’d similar to to commemorate how Wilfredo Torres nails the tightrope act of drawing the similarity of genuine stars into a comic in such a method that they’re entirely identifiable, however simply elegant enough that they don’t fall under the Uncanny Valley.

A red-cloaked woman flees through a bustling fantasy marketplace, running from police in Echolands #1 (2021).

Image: J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman/Image Comics

Echolands is a brand-new series from Batwoman (2011)’s J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, and you may be questioning why this double page spread is so dang large. Well, each concern of Echolands is the very same size and percentage of a usual comic — however the fold is on the brief end of the book, not the long, developing these big horizontal areas for Williams to fill with his fastidiously comprehensive art.

“Today, we begin a program aimed at completely ending poverty in this city,” says Dick Grayson on a live television broadcast, “Today, I announce the Alfred Pennyworth Foundation,” in Nightwing #83 (2021).

Image: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo/DC Comics

I’m a basic Batman fan. Make an entire plot about Alfred leaving his remarkably big fortune in well-invested back salaries to Cock Grayson upon his death, and Cock reversing and putting the millions into a not-for-profit called the Alfred Pennyworth Structure, and I put it in the round-up. Likewise it offers me a huge, warm, fuzzy sensation.

Over a grid of more than 60 white and red panels, Black Widow battles Apogee in Black Widow #10 (2021).

Image: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande/Marvel Comics

Elena Casagrande is so proficient at ending up double page spread fight scenes in Black Widow that it’s not even, like, exceptional when it takes place at this moment. Other than for this page spread with more than 60 (!!!) panels! Holy cow!

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.