Superman: Last Son

  • Action Comics #844, 845, 846, 851, and Annual #11
  • From December 2006 to July 2008
  • Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner
  • Johns’ other Superman work – JSA: Thy Kingdom Come, Superman: Up, Up, and Away, Superman: Brainiac, Superman: Secret Origin, Superman and the Legion of Superheroes, Doomsday Clock
  • Donner director of Superman: The Movie and some of Superman II, co-writer of Superman: Escape from Bizarro World
  • Pencils by Adam Kubert

Action Comics #844

  • Pod lands with kid
  • Kid speaks Kryptonese and has super strength
  • Lois is writing a story about it, says that he could be the new “Superboy”
  • Clark is convinced the kid is from Krypton
  • The military takes the kid to Washington DC, makes Superman very angry
  • Sarge Steel says the test proved he was Kryptonian
  • Superman attacks the military convoy that’s transporting the kid
  • Superman shows up at Kent farm with the kid, asking for help

Action Comics #845

  • Clark takes the kid to the fortress. Jor-El doesn’t know who the kid is.
  • Lois and Clark debate about if they can be the parents to this kid
  • Lex sets Bizarro loose to find the kid
  • Superman and Bizarro fight
  • The kid saves Lois
  • They take him as their foster son and name him Christopher
  • General Zod, Ursa and others land in pods. Christopher is their son.

Action Comics #846

  • Zod breaks into the fortress and accesses the records about himself
  • Lois and Clark take Christopher to the daily planet and try to pass him off
  • Zod and company show up to fight
  • Ursa takes Christopher from Lois, his name is Lor-Zod
  • More Kryptonians show up and Superman is trapped in the phantom zone

Action Comics #851

  • In the phantom zone (cool artwork), Superman meets Mon-El
  • Christopher was born in the phantom zone
  • Superman escapes the phantom zone
  • Zod is rounding up all the heroes to the fortress
  • Ursa taunts Lois for not being able to have a Kryptonian child
  • Christopher tries to fight back
  • Superman finds Lex, and asks for his help to stop Zod
  • Lex has team of Bizarro, Parasite, and Metallo (Superman Revenge Squad)

Action Comics Annual #11

  • Lex and Superman have a great conversation about why Lex is helping. Lex wants people to see Superman as an alien invader and look up to humans.
  • Zod and company fight big military group
  • Zod threatens to kill Christoper, Superman saves him
  • Superman saves Lois and frees all the trapped heroes
  • Christopher shows up to help Superman fight Zod
  • Lex is going to send all the Kryptonians to the phantom zone, including Superman
  • Christopher sacrifices himself to close the phantom zone and save Superman

What’s next?

  • Superman: Lois and Clark