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"Superman: Reborn, Part 4": Superboy has accidentally resurrected the Superman and the Lois Lane from Prime Earth. Unfortunately, while these versions of Superman and Lois do remember playing Mr. Mxyzptlk's game, they have no memory of their son. Mxyzptlk admits that he did not modify Superman a


Quote1 I didn't think it was possible. That Superman... his wife and son... could repair what was broken! I'm not the only one. He didn't think Superman could do it either. Now... this? This changes everything. A new, existence-wide, single reality, rebuilt from two. A timeline and history both familiar... and new. With lives realigned. Consistent with the memories and experiences of all. Everything solidified. Locked in... so it fits. Quote2
-- Mister Oz



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Synopsis for "Superman: Reborn, Part 4"

Superboy has accidentally resurrected the Superman and the Lois Lane from Prime Earth. Unfortunately, while these versions of Superman and Lois do remember playing Mr. Mxyzptlk's game, they have no memory of their son. Mxyzptlk admits that he did not modify Superman and Lois' histories; someone more powerful than him did that and Mxyzptlk only wanted to have fun with this situation.

Superman insists that he passed Mxyzptlk's test and now wants Mxyzptlk to fix their lives, just like he agreed on the contract. Unfortunately, Mxyzptlk says he is only bound to obey the contract as long as its terms are advantageous to him. He then tries to take Jon again and leave before the entity that reshaped the universe takes notice of his actions, but Superman and Lois do their best to protect Jon. Suddenly, Superboy comes across two spheres of glowing blue energy, which Jon quickly recognizes as the disembodied forms of his parents.

As Superman and Mxyzptlk fight, the Infinite Planet begins to crumble around them. In their energy forms, the Superman and the Lois of New Earth are able to hurt Mxyzptlk, forcing him to escape. Superboy receives instructions from his parents about how he can help them become whole again and begs the newly resurrected Superman and Lois to remember the lives they previously had, before Mxyzptlk, before the universe was reshaped by the unknown entity. At first, Superman and Lois are reluctant but Jon's parents connect with them and they are suddenly able to understand what Jon is talking about.

As blue and red energies surround them, Superman and Lois remembers the love they once had and the memories they had with their son. Husband and wife kiss as their son holds them in a loving embrace.

Mr. Oz can only watch from his base of operations how the love between the Kents unleashes a massive explosion that causes the entire dimension to vanish. Love has fixed what was once broken. Two histories have become one.

The Kents safely return to Metropolis. Superman, now finally complete, has obtained a new uniform and thanks Superboy for his help. With the universe saved and their love stronger than ever, Superman and his family return home.

Oz is amazed that the Kents' mutual love has fixed the fabric of the universe. Even so, the entity behind these cosmic events, now residing on Mars, will take notice of this and Oz is left to wonder what will happen next.



Notes

  • This book was first published on March 22, 2017.
  • This is the fourth and final chapter of the "Superman: Reborn" storyline. It takes place after the events of Superman (Volume 4) #19.
  • This formally merges New Earth and Prime Earth continuity to form a new singular continuity both familiar and new.

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