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    Quote Originally Posted by marhawkman View Post
    One of the best things MoS did was showing the various Kryptonians wearing their own crests, not just copying Zod's.

    Ultimately, it's the crest of the House of El. If you're not part of the house, then why wear it? Supergirl, and Superboy arguably ARE members of the House of El. John Irons? One could argue he's an honorary member.

    Thing is... Not all Kryptonian families ARE part of a house at all. The fact that there is a "House of El" means that they're at least aristocracy even if not royalty.

    Kal-El survived the destruction of Krypton because his family was influential. His father knew Krypton was doomed because he had access to knowledge that the common man didn't.

    Being royalty doesn't mean Superman has to be a jerk. It's the reason he's alive, not the core of who he is.
    Having famous family name doesn't automatically make one aristocrat. You do know that clark survived cause jor el stole things to create the ship and the matrix thing illegally. He had basically as much access as hacker and a theif has. Yes, he did have knowledge common man didn't. But, that's because he was a scientist who had to work for his knowledge and acquire them via research . He was willing to let that knowledge go public. But, the suits literally didn't allow him. They would have jailed jor el and in many versions like in dcau they do.. He breaks out as a fugitive. Some royalty he is.

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    My favorite version is the late 90s 'Team Superman' of Linda, Conner, and John Henry. These were characters with their own casts, personalities, powers, and stories that differentiated them from Superman, while each having a special relationship with him. Linda especially I find to be a more compelling character than anyone in the current books.

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    These are the characters I like, but that doesn't mean all need to be connected to each other. Though all can be connected to Superman. More spokes from a wheel than a web, if you know what I mean?

    These are just the ones I like. Some of the ones I don't mention, I have never read.

    And I don't want tons of crossovers or them frequently appearing in each other's books. Occasionally is good, but not all the time.

    I love old-school Kon. 90s Kon. When Superman was only a little connected to Kon, and not in day-to-day life. His opinion of Kon mattered greatly, but he wasn't (immediate) family, and he wasn't a mentor. The cousin vibe.

    Kara, of course. She was the first. Again, in a cousin-y way, not as father or brother. Probably personally closer than Kon and Clark. My idea would have her more Dick's generation, and she'd not have significant interaction with Kon and maybe play occasional aunt to Jon and Chris. Her personality has been all over the map. I don't care for "anger issues" Kara. I do like the idea that she's a refugee. She's the one that misses home in a way that Clark cannot because he doesn't remember it. He grew up a part of this world, but Kara has to learn the norms here. That she has a sense of isolation he does not. But that will fade with time as she makes her life here.

    Jon. Kid-Jon is what I want. Growing up in the comic at a regular rate (though we'd likely never see him grown given the rate of comic aging). He thinks Kon is cool because early Kon was so working that angle. Looks up to his father tremendously. I actually want him and Chris (old school origin) as brothers, but I like Chris as the little brother, and nix the speed-aging on him, too.

    Chris - of course the Chris I want is completely unavailable, given the Lor-Zod we've seen. I like old school Chris with the abusive parents. With a reboot, I have a scenario with Chris as the little brother worked out. I waffle on him and Kara - whether he's interested because she speaks his native language or whether he avoids her because the only Kryptonian culture he ever knew was a bad one, as he was surrounded by criminals.

    Steel should be there, too. I don't think he should work with Chris or Jon, the little Superboys, but he might work with Kon on very rare occasion and maybe a little more with Kara, since she's grown when he appears and more of a peer.

    The rest, I haven't read enough of to have attachment to or care if they exist.

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    Ever since Jon came onto the scene, I've really liked the idea of Superman having a supporting cast that's basically the antithesis to the Batfamily. Since Clark and Bruce are compared and contrasted so often, I thought it was kinda neat that the same could be said for the members of their inner circles. While I wouldn't make the cast as bloated as the Batfamily is now, if I were in charge, I'd work a little harder to make the Superfamily feel more...alive and like a family.

    Everyone's still doing their own things but they all occasionally team up or guest star in each other's books. Maybe a small crossover event every now and then. Just something to drive home that these characters all known and care for each other. I wouldn't compare their dynamic to the Strawhat Pirates though. I still think they're more like the Incredibles. But if we're doing anime comparisons, perhaps the Z-Fighters (particularly Goku's Family). Honestly, with everything going on with Clark right now, this would be a great time to give the family some prominence.

    Clark: His book is full on cosmic level stuff as he's leading this new Galactic United Nations or whatever it's called. He still comes back to earth every now and again but he's REALLY freakin busy being the President of Earth xD

    Lois: With Clark's secret identity out in the open and Lois' credibility as a reporter called into question (I'd imagine Clark being Superman would be just as big a conflict of interest for her as it is for him). Her book would be, more or less, the same as it is now but there'd be some focus on her trying to rebuild her reputation after so many have started to doubt her. Still on the fence on whether or not I'd follow through on Tomasi's plan of Lois getting pregnant again. This would probably be the worst possible time for her to have a baby xD

    Kara: With Superman so busy with his space duties, he leaves a vacant spot on the Justice League with her name on it. I don't know if I'd give her a solo book (at least not right away) but she'd definitely be taking Clark's spot on the league and things would mostly deal with the change in dynamic that would come with her being there instead of her cousin.

    Conner: He's still with Young Justice. But, with Clark spending most of his time in space and Kara on the league, Conner (with a new code name) also takes on the title of Metropolis's personal hero. He pretty much takes over for all the street level stuff that Clark used to handle. Maybe even gains a sort of celebrity status for it too, as ends up enjoying the limelight. Not necessarily cocky or a jerk...but a bit of a show off. He definitely enjoys the attention and admiration. I think the most reoccurring character in this would be Jon, as the two form a brotherly bond akin to the one Dick has with Damian. Though, in this case, Jon is the one who humbles Conner and keeps him grounded, instead of the other way around. Speaking of Jon...

    Jon: I don't know if I'd give him a solo or if he and Conner would just share a book (if the latter, I'm totally calling it "Superboys"). But one thing I know for certain is that he's back to his old self (surprise, surprise. The first change Blue makes is turning Jon into a kid again xD) BUT...his time as a teenager and a member of the Legion still happened (I'm in a "lemonade out of lemons" mood today). Some time travel shenanigans happen that basically age his body back down. And while, for everyone else, the change back isn't that jarring since this is the Jon they're all used to and they only knew teen Jon for a short time, for Jon, this isn't who he's been in seven years. And it's kinda freaking him out because it's not just his appearance that's changed. His entire thought process is that of a kid's again. His mind feels like a jumbled mess of child and young adult. He feels like he needs his Dad to make sense of things, now more than ever, but with Clark now off being the savior of the Galaxy, he's left to try and figure it all out for himself. Basically a little journey of self discovery as he decides to take advantage of his new start and figure out who he wants to be (as trying to be Clark 2.0 is what got him into this mess in the first place). I'd say he probably also spends some time shadowing other heroes like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, even Batman. This whole thing is just one big learning experience for him. Like Conner is to YJ, Jon is also still with the legion, although he goes there a lot less than he used to. And Clark's memories of the Legion have been restored (although it's still made clear that Jon's Legion friends aren't the same people as Clark's)

    Action Comics: Mostly an anthology series where each arc focuses on a different member of the family (and the occasional teamups) for, as the name suggests, more action oriented stories. There's less emphasis on character development in this but it's still there. The focus is mostly just the Super Family being...super. This is also where we'd get stories centered around the other members of the family like both Steels, Chris Kent, and Keenan.
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    A few more characters, Hamilton county.
    The aliens revolutionaries in the city of kandor from godfall.
    Subject 17 from camelot falls.
    Draaga from warlord.
    Lyla lerrol from various lore's.
    Lori lemaris from Atlantis.
    The priest from for tomorrow.
    I have already mentioned kappa and alpha centurion.
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    For supporting characters, I like Roxy Leech and Dubbilex for Kon, Kathy and schoolmates for Jon, and Thara as dual lead in Chris' story once he is older. But they need have almost nothing to do with Superman himself. Don't need his book getting too crowded.

    Not really sure who is best for Kara and Steel. Kara has had so many. I like Jeremiah and Eliza for Kara, but it's a bit tv-ripoff, and they would fade once she was grown, anyway. Ben was likable to me. Then there are the old-school characters - don't want to use Lana or Jonathan and Martha for any of them - too tied to Clark, too hand-me-down supporting cast. Natasha is a safe bet for Steel, but if she's ever going to branch out solo, she has to stop being his supporting cast.

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    I think Superman works best with a large supporting cast of heroes and civilians. They add to the world and are great on their own or when they interact with Superman.

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