The Superman of the New 52 has passed, and the original Superman takes his place in the first issue ongoing issue of the Rebirth relaunch.
During a visit to his alternate-timeline-self’s grave, Clark Kent bids farewell and takes up the mantle of the world’s greatest superhero.
The family has moved from Salinas, California, to a farm in Hamilton County, 300 miles north of Metropolis. Taking a new surname — the Smiths — the former-Kents try to live a life as normal as possible.
Things take a turn after a thunderstorm sends a bolt of lightning which lights the barn on fire.
Jon Kent becomes the lens through which we see the story for issue #1. Before they rebuild the barn, Clark sends his son to fill the corn harvester with gas, but Jon returns from his chores without his cat Goldie. Out in the fields, a hawk captured Goldie in its talons, causing Jon to shoot it down with eyebeams.
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Detective Comics #0 is split into two parts this month with the first part, The Final Lesson, digging into Bruce Wayne’s earlier days as he traveled the world finding various teachers to train and study under in the quest to become the ultimate crime fighter.
Batman’s origin and status as costumed vigilante have been well documented, but the details of his preparation are scarce but often alluded to.
Issue #0 gives more insight into Wayne’s physical and emotional transformation providing some character development to a character who was created more than 80 years ago.
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