"The Golden Age, Part One": Jonathan Kent, the Superboy, finds himself fighting a horde of mysterious alien creatures high above Earth's orbit, until he gets some much-needed assistance from his father, Superman. As father and son fight the creatues, the S.T.A.R. Labs space station unleashes a m

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Quote1.png I hate when people call me Superman, or ask me when I'm gonna be Superman. Like Superman's a job, and anyone could just replace... Y-you're Superman. This place needs you. I'm not ready. Quote2.png
Superboy (Jon Kent)

Superman (Volume 5) #29 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 5) with a cover date of May, 2021. It was published on March 9, 2021.

Synopsis for "The Golden Age, Part One"

Jonathan Kent, the Superboy, finds himself fighting a horde of mysterious alien creatures high above Earth's orbit, until he gets some much-needed assistance from his father, Superman. As father and son fight the creatues, the S.T.A.R. Labs space station unleashes a massive energy blast that slowlys seals the breach from whence the creatures came, an act which barely gives the Kents enough time to throw the creatures towards the breach before it fully closes. Superman and Superboy return to Earth, while the S.T.A.R. Labs crew contacts Amanda Waller, who has been monitoring the Kents and the breach. According to S.T.A.R. Labs' information, the breach's radiation is negatively affecting Superman but it doesn't seem to have any effect on his son. Waller believes this is a subject for further study.

Just as Clark and Jon are trying to spend some family time with Lois, the breach opens up yet again, forcing Superman and Superboy back into action. The heroes force the creatures through the breach once again, but not before Superman protects Superboy from an energy blasts that injures his left arm. Waller and S.T.A.R. have monitored the battle and they have results. As Superman and Superboy try to return home, they fly above a forest and Superman grabs a pine cone, which he throws at Superboy. He suggests to Superboy that they play "coneyball", a game Jon made up when he was a child. Jon hardly remembers the time he was a kid, but Superman and Lois still remember that time fondly.

Superman admits that it's hard for him to accept that Jon is now a young man, but Jon begins to cry and says that he has learned a lot of things about his father in the future. There, everybody treats Jon the same way they treat Superman and they expect him to assume his father's legacy, something that brings Jon no end of angst. For Jon, Superman isn't just a job that anybody could just do Jon feels he isn't ready to replace his father. Superman tries to comfort him but Jon notices his father's injured arm and says that the next time the breach opens, Superman can't go or he will die.

At the Fortress of Solitude, Kelex analyzes the breach's energy signature and tells Superman that the breach will indeed open yet again, confirming Jon's concerns. Jon tells his father that he has read about Superman's history in the future and he believes that Superman's time is almost over. Kelex confirms that the breach is once again opened, causing Superman to fly up into space, followed closely by his son, and true to Kelex's warnings, the creatures have resumed their attack.

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  • Singularity Cannon (First appearance)


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Appearing in "Tales of Metropolis: Bibbo"

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  • Deadstream (First appearance)
  • Projectress (First appearance)
    • Dolores (Single appearance) (As an illusion only)

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