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Jon Kent Reading Order (Superboy, Superman)

Created by Dan Jurgens, Jonathan ‘Jon’ Samuel Kent is the son of Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane. He is a human/Kryptonian hybrid who made his debut as a baby in Convergence: Superman #2 in July 2015. When your father is Superman, chances are you’re not an ordinary kid and Jon possesses some great powers including solar radiation absorption, invulnerability, superman strength, speed and hearing, the capacity to fly, X-Ray Vision, and more.

Since his introduction less than ten years later, Jon Kent has lived some wild adventures with his parents, with Clark showing him how to be a responsible person and how to use his powers. Jon took the superhero persona of Superboy and teamed up with his now best friend Damian Wayne/Robin. More recently, Jon Kent has been a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, has taken the mantle of Superman, and was revealed to be bisexual.

Despite being a young character in the DC Universe, Jon Kent has already found his way to the screen and has been played by Jordan Elsass (in seasons 1 & 2) and Michael Bishop (from season 3) in the series Superman & Lois. Jack Dylan Grazer has also voiced the character in the animated film Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons.

Jon Kent Reading Order

Little Jon Kent, Son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane

As said above, Jon Kent was introduced in Convergence: Superman #2, an issue where Lois Lane gives birth to his son, Jonathan Samuel Kent, named in honor of his adoptive paternal grandfather and his maternal grandfather. Following this event, the Superman: Lois And Clark limited series marks the official return of pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane, now with their son Jon, on an Earth much like the one they left behind, yet radically different.

The Rebirth era officially starts here! You can find Jon Kent in the Superman title by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason who focuses on the Superman family following Jon’s emerging powers and his father helping him to learn how to use his powers and be a good person! The character is also present in Action Comics by Dan Jurgens, though the title is more optional. See also our Superman/Action Comics Rebirth Reading Order.

Superboy and Robin, the sons of Superman and Batman, take center stage as a reluctant super-team in Super Sons! Coming from Tomasi and Gleason, this is the story of two kids learning to work together and saving the world like their fathers — and becoming best friends! For more information, check out our Super Sons reading order.

More Super Sons adventures! After the end of Super Sons, young Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are both reunited for more crazy but optional adventures in Adventures of the Super Sons and Challenge of the Super Sons.

Grown-up Jon Kent by Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis took over the rein of Superman, making his debut with Action Comics #1000 (see reading order). This will majorly affect Jon Kent, as he is quickly sent into space for a transformative trip!

Legion of Super Heroes Icon Reading OrderWelcome to the 31st century! Written by Bendis, the Legion of Super-Heroes (see reading order) has gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. And this time, Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy is part of the team.

Jon Kent in Future State

In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Death Metal took place the Future State event, one of these DC storylines that explores a possible future of the DC Universe. Though not strictly canon, those stories sort of foreshadow what could happen…

  • Future State: Superman
    Collects Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2, Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1-3, Future State: Superman: Worlds at War #1-2, Future State: House of El #1, Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1-2, Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1-2.
  • Future State: Wonder Woman
    Collects Future State: Wonder Woman #1-2, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2, Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1-2.

Jon Kent in Infinite Frontier

A new dynamic is set up in the Infinite Frontier era, with Clark Kent living some adventures in space in Action Comics. He leaves the Earth under the protection of his son Jon as the new Superman, in Superman: Son of Kal-El, by Tom Taylor and John Timms. For more information about this period, go check out our Superman Infinite Frontier reading order.

Dawn of DC with Jon Kent

Coming Soon: a new era called Dawn of DC! Jon Kent stars in Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, from Tom Taylor and Clayton Henry.

Last Updated on April 11, 2023.