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Author Topic: About chris kent and general Zod  (Read 7797 times)
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« on: October 14, 2007, 02:58:52 AM »

I stopped reading full time about a year and half ago. What is the story with chris kent? Where did he come from and when did clark and lois take him in. Also, what happen to general Zod he was having big show down and breaking superman jaw last I readed
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 06:53:13 AM »

Christopher Kent (birth-name Lor-Zod) is son of General Zod and Ursa. He was conceived in the Phantom Zone. (There are remnants of a station in the Zone where phantoms can become material, thus Chris' conception was possible.) Chris is now being raised by Superman and Lois. He also recently met Batman and Robin.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 04:06:54 PM »

>Christopher Kent (birth-name Lor-Zod) is son of General Zod and Ursa. He was >conceived in the Phantom Zone. (There are remnants of a station in the Zone
This seems one of the most contrived plots I've heard. Did Chris realise who his natural parents are? Is it planned that he'll find out and turn against Superman?

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 06:31:57 PM »

>Christopher Kent (birth-name Lor-Zod) is son of General Zod and Ursa. He was >conceived in the Phantom Zone. (There are remnants of a station in the Zone
This seems one of the most contrived plots I've heard. Did Chris realise who his natural parents are? Is it planned that he'll find out and turn against Superman?



Due to scheduling issues, the conclusion of the First Son storyarc has been delayed until next year.

However, if you are reading Kurt Busiek's Superman title, you should be able to figure out what's what as the current storyline in that book takes place after Last Son.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 01:28:44 AM »

I've been reading the titles and like the way this has been handled.  To answer the questions, yes, Chris knew that his birth parents were Zod and Ursa.  It has certainly not been presented that he is a "mole" of some sort, in fact he seems to have been even more horrified by his parents than than the average person is.

The introduction of Chris Kent has been presented like the introduction of a family - Clark and Lois figuring out how to get adoption papers in order, etc.  I don't recall whether it was Clark or Lois who came up with the name Chris, but it seems to me that in the "real world," (ie, here on Earth-Prime) the name is a tribute to Christopher Reeve.

I don't know if the character is going to still be around after the final chapter of "Last Son" comes out, but I hope he is.  Clark seems to like having a son and I think the Superman titles would benefit by the move.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 03:03:42 PM »

Chris Kent/Lor-Zod appears to be a victim of child abuse. I would not want Zod to show me where my loyalties lie. Cry

 
Mon-El's appearance is the best part of "Last Son" and makes perfect sense. In the future, I hope someone fleshes out his possible involvement with Lor-Zod. Mon-El could have been Lor-Zod's protector or hero to emulate in the Phantom Zone, just a thought.


DC completely mishandled the scope of this story. Instead of Amazon's Attack and Countdown, DC should have concentrated on Last Son and the Sinestro Corps War, both written by Geoff Johns (although Infinite Crisis still stinks  Cheesy). Anytime, Kryptonians invade the Earth it should be a real big deal not a publishing nightmare. Oh well, live and learn, I guess.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 05:06:12 PM »

The introduction of Chris Kent has been presented like the introduction of a family - Clark and Lois figuring out how to get adoption papers in order, etc.  I don't recall whether it was Clark or Lois who came up with the name Chris, but it seems to me that in the "real world," (ie, here on Earth-Prime) the name is a tribute to Christopher Reeve.
If true, that is a really nice gesture.

Does Chris, being of Kryptonian descent but having an unusual start in life, have super-powers? Being born to parents from thephamton zone, does he have more developed telepathetic powers?

"It has certainly not been presented that he is a "mole" of some sort, in fact he seems to have been even more horrified by his parents than than the average person is."
I was wondering if it was planned that he'd discover his heritage and turn against Superman.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 05:28:52 PM »

Does Chris, being of Kryptonian descent but having an unusual start in life, have super-powers? Being born to parents from thephamton zone, does he have more developed telepathetic powers?

His powers seem to be of the normal Kryptonian sort, no sign of anything telepathic.  When he first showed up, he was in a space ship and spoke Kryptonian.  Superman was the only person who could understand and communicate with him.

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I was wondering if it was planned that he'd discover his heritage and turn against Superman.

He already knew his heritage when he arrived - it was more like he had been an abused child who was terrified that Zod and Ursa were trying to get him back.  With Clark and Lois, he seems to be learning that life (and people) can be kind.  This is the kind of message that is really good to see in a Superman book.
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