"The House of Kent Part One": Superman has taken Conner Kent to the Fortress of Solitude, where he questions Conner about his origins. Conner admits that he has no idea of where he comes from or who made him in the first place, when suddenly, a time portal opens right in front of the two Kents.


Quote1.png So let me get this straight, I go to the 31st Century to join The Legion of Super-Heroes. And you go and get a new, cooler son? Quote2.png
Superboy (Jon Kent)

Action Comics #1022 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 2020. It was published on June 2, 2020.

Synopsis for "The House of Kent Part One"

Superman has taken Conner Kent to the Fortress of Solitude, where he questions Conner about his origins. Conner admits that he has no idea of where he comes from or who made him in the first place, when suddenly, a time portal opens right in front of the two Kents. From the portal emerge Jonathan Kent and his companion Brainiac 5. Jon tells his father that he took Brainiac 5 to the 21st to show him the Fortress of Solitude, but the two Legionnaires are surprised by the appearance of Conner and the mystery behind his origins.

Meanwhile, at the Daily Planet, Perry has summoned an emergency meeting for his staff. He informs them the Planet is in a very risky position now that everyone knows the Planet is owned by criminals, but their duty as reporters still stands. Kate Spencer, Lois' lawyer, has accompanied Lois to the Planet meeting and tells Perry that the FBI was supposed to raid the Planet and seize their assets, but after Leviathan enacted their plan, that won't be happening in anytime soon. Perry says that the Planet still can publish news and reveals that the newspaper's circulation has taken an upturn thanks to the successive stories of Superman revealing his secret identity, Leviathan's attack and the truth behind the Invisible Mafia. Steve Lombard is angry that Superman is the reason the Planet is in trouble, but Lois corrects him: it was Marisol Leone who put them in this predicament in the first place, and now, they must think of a way to take the Planet back from her.

Leone herself has gone into hiding and is now considering the possibility of killing Lois. Red Cloud doesn't think that would be a good idea, as Lois' death will focus Superman's undivided attention on the Invisible Mafia, and instead advises Leone to move to another universe. Leone is tired of moving across universes, however, and she isn't happy with Red Cloud's decision not to kill Superman when she had the chance. Red Cloud replies that she didn't want to kill Superman under Luthor's attention. If the Invisible Mafia is to survive, it will have to make a statement.

Later, at the Hall of Justice, Superman has gathered the smartest people in the superhero community to crack the mystery surrounding Conner. Mr. Terrific and Ray Palmer believe that Connor's appearance in their universe must be an aftereffect from a universal reboot, which has become a common occurrence nowadays. Brainiac 5 even says that universal reboots have been acknowledged as a historical fact in the 31st century.

Superman asks Conner if he remembers who raised him and Conner replies that he was raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent, or at least a version of Jonathan and Martha Kent. Conner says that Superman himself sent Conner to live with Jonathan and Martha at Smallville, which further confuses Superman but gives Jon an idea.

Superman takes Conner, Jon, and Brainiac 5 to the Kent Farm, where they are welcomed by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who are excited to see Jon safe and sound. When Jonathan and Martha see Conner, they immediately recognize him and become affectionate towards him, much to Superman's confusion, as he himself does not remember Conner.

Meanwhile, Lois and Jimmy have received an anonymous tip that leads them to the mansion that used to serve as the Invisible Mafia's base of operations. Lois and Jimmy see this as an opportunity to find some information on Leone and, hopefully, take the Daily Planet back from her. As they enter the ballroom, they are suddenly ambushed by the Red Cloud.

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