"Dove": Young Clark has been flying above the house by accident, with Martha attempting to get him back to the ground by hanging onto this legs. Clark is terrified and Martha does her best to comfort him. At the same time, Jonathan hurriedly follows them to the cornfield where mother and son fal
Superman: American Alien #1 is an issue of the series Superman: American Alien (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2016. It was published on November 11, 2015.
Synopsis for "Dove"
Young Clark has been flying above the house by accident, with Martha attempting to get him back to the ground by hanging onto this legs. Clark is terrified and Martha does her best to comfort him. At the same time, Jonathan hurriedly follows them to the cornfield where mother and son fall. None of them are seriously injured, but Jonathan cut his foot looking for Clark and Martha. The boy feels guilty.
Worried, Jonathan and Martha call for a doctor to check on Clark. Although Clark's vital signs are normal, the doctor informs the parents Clark is emitting some sort of radiation. It's not dangerous, but it did set off his EMF radar. The doctor recommends getting Clark checked on by scientists, but Jonathan and Martha are unsure.
At school, Clark and his friends have made plans to watch a movie about aliens. During the screening; Clark begins hovering again, only to fall back into the ground. Some bystanders are concerned and Clark runs to the bathroom, where he begins picturing himself as an alien in the mirror. Angry, Clark punches the mirror and ends up breaking the wall down. Jonathan brings Clark home, reprimanding him for breaking the bathroom wall. Clark apologizes for his misdeed and expresses his desire to be normal. Understanding, Jonathan says maybe normal is useless. Maybe weird is better.
The next morning, Jonathan helps Clark on how to control his flight, but all attempts prove fruitless. Later, Clark thinks about the wall he broke the other night and decides not to break things whenever his angry. His mother returns from buying groceries, and all of a sudden, Clark begins flying.
To get Clark back to the ground, Jonathan asks his friend Ben for help. Together, they use a plan to reach Clark and then use a rod to catch. Unfortunately, the rod fails to pull Clark and only rips his shirt, suddenly turning it into a cape. For a moment, Clark is able to fly properly but then, he crashes into the cornfield, making a hole on the silo in the way.
At dinner, Clark is so excited he begins fantasizing about all the places he could take his parents to.
Appearing in "Dove"
- Ben Hubbard (Single appearance)
- This issue is reprinted in Superman: American Alien.