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    Default One of the Superboy's to be renamed?

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    "With two different versions of Superboy running around in the DC Universe, it appears that at least one of them is getting renamed to differentiate the pair. During an AMA with Bendis on Reddit, the writer was asked whether he has any plans to introduce the two characters together.

    Bendis revealed "Jon and Conner will meet and work that out. On panel. PROMISE." He added that "yes, there will be some rebranding and some new looks. Change is good!" He didn't reveal which character in particular will receive the new name or redesign, but it does mean that there should be a little less confusion moving forward for the young heroes."
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    Either one getting a new name is fine. Conner didn’t want to be called Superboy so I could see it being him.

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    Since I've been predicting that Bendis aged up Jonathan so that he could join the Legion of Super-Heroes as its new Superboy when Bendis relaunches that title (probably as part of Wonder Comics), I would guess that Conner would have to get the name change. Of course, this would necessitate a name change for Conner if Young Justice comes back for more seasons.

    I think this is fine. Jonathan has been Superboy for years now, so it wouldn't make sense for Conner to resume using that name. Once Conner finds out about Jonathan, I'm sure he'll relinquish the name.

    In fact, the meeting between Kon and Jon might be the catalyst for an overall new direction for Kon. When Superman's half-clone meets Superman's child, Kon might feel kind of on the outs in that family and might want to establish his own unique identity a la Red Hood giving up being Robin.

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    What do you think are the odds of John getting de-aged. Personally thought he was better Damian's age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreyga2000 View Post
    What do you think are the odds of John getting de-aged. Personally thought he was better Damian's age?
    I don't think it is going to happen for a while. Sad truth.

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    Unless the big pay off is a coy way of saying Jon'll be deaged.

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    I think Conner will change his identity.

    Bendis also imply one the Robins will change his identity. I think Tim is the most likely option, since Damian is quite promoted as Robin. Also, Bart is Impulse now.

    So, I think the YJ group will change their identities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comic-Reader Lad View Post
    Since I've been predicting that Bendis aged up Jonathan so that he could join the Legion of Super-Heroes as its new Superboy when Bendis relaunches that title (probably as part of Wonder Comics), I would guess that Conner would have to get the name change. Of course, this would necessitate a name change for Conner if Young Justice comes back for more seasons.

    I think this is fine. Jonathan has been Superboy for years now, so it wouldn't make sense for Conner to resume using that name. Once Conner finds out about Jonathan, I'm sure he'll relinquish the name.

    In fact, the meeting between Kon and Jon might be the catalyst for an overall new direction for Kon. When Superman's half-clone meets Superman's child, Kon might feel kind of on the outs in that family and might want to establish his own unique identity a la Red Hood giving up being Robin.
    I don't see that at all.

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    They should just make it a running gag that no one can tell them apart, regardless of any name change.

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    It'll be Conner. There's no way they're not going to let the actual son of Superman not be Superboy.
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    I'm more concerned with any more potential costume changes. I don't want him to go back to anything like the lazy Johns era look again.

    What I would do personally is make it a thing where he's consistently changing jackets.
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    Call them both Superboy. Jon is Superman's biological son, so he needs to go by that.

    Kon-El doesnt really like being called "Superboy", and prefers SUPERMAN, in bold font. He gets called "Superboy" anyway though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    Call them both Superboy. Jon is Superman's biological son, so he needs to go by that.

    Kon-El doesnt really like being called "Superboy", and prefers SUPERMAN, in bold font. He gets called "Superboy" anyway though.
    As long as none of them get called "Superman", I'm okay with this. Clark is the only Superman we need.

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    I dunno. I kind of feel like it might be Jon who gets the namechange with the age-up and Conner making a media-resurgence as Superboy.

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    Jon is already being rebranded "Jon Kent" on the covers of Superman. There also hasn't been a separate Superboy creator credit for the last few issues (i.e., "Superboy created by Jerry Siegel"), something that appeared all the time during Tomasi's run on the title.

    So, despite "little Jon" still being identified as Superboy (with the creator credit) in the pages of Adventures of the Super Sons, I'd lay the odds on Jon getting a new superhero name rather than Conner.
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