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"The Unity Saga: The House of El, Part 2": Superman has brought Lois and Superboy to the new Fortress of Solitude, where Kelex is currently running tests on Superboy to make sure he did not contract any disease from his space journey. At the same time, Superboy continues his tale...

Quote1 That was the exact moment I decided to leave grandpa's ship and find my way back to Earth. Because, like that, it went from "cool vacation with grandpa" to "uh-oh, I'm stuck in here with a crazy old man." Quote2
-- Superboy



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Superman has brought Lois and Superboy to the new Fortress of Solitude, where Kelex is currently running tests on Superboy to make sure he did not contract any disease from his space journey. At the same time, Superboy continues his tale...

Jor-El's ship had reached space sector 2815. Jon was sitting alone in his room, until Jor-El game in and asked Jon why did he agree to come with him to space. At first, Jon answered that he wanted to spend time with his grandfather, but upon seeing his answer did not satisfy Jor-El, he admitted that he felt frustrated that he did not know his place in the universe and he felt anxious and intimidated by his own need to live up to his father's legacy. Jor-El told Jon that he had dedicated his life to science, but his own existence defied science. Jor-El thinks he should not be alive, just like Jon think that a Kryptonian-human hybrid like him should not be possible. He even laments the fact that he was still trying to find order and sense in a universe that has offered them nothing but chaos. Moments later, Jor-El apologized for his sudden vulnerability and left Jon alone, but the boy found no satisfaction in his grandfather's words and decided the time had come for him to return home. The only problem was the galaxy was bigger than he thought.

As Superboy interrupts his tale, Lois hugs him and says that no matter what happens, she is proud of her son. Superman, on the other hand, excuses himself from the Fortress but promises to return as soon as he is able. As he flies across the ocean, Superman cannot help but feel angry that he missed his son's childhood. It was his own father, not Luthor, or Brainiac or Rogol Zaar that cheated Superman out of the chance to see his son's growth. Superman desperately searches for something to punch, like an asteroid, but suddenly, Mongul arrives at Earth. Superman does not know why is Mongul here; maybe he is looking for revenge or touble. No matter. Superman has found a convenient target to take out his anger on.

Minutes later, Superman returns to the Fortress, just as Kelex finishes his scans on Superboy, confirming that the boy is healthy. As Superman sends the test results to his friends at the Justice League, he asks Superboy to tell him everything he knows about Jor-El.

Jon's time with Jor-El was not lacking in adventure and excitement. They always found someone who needed their help and fought countless criminals, scumbags and lowlifes across the galaxy. In the aftermath of one of those battles, Jon became acquainted with Kilowog and Arisia from the Green Lantern Corps. Jon was excited to meet some of his father's friends, but Kilowog and Arisia felt uncomfortable with Jor-El's presence, which caused Jon to suspect Jor-El of hiding something. Since then, Jor-El and Jon did not speak for an entire Earth summer.

Much later, Jon and Jor-El attempted to mend bridges but their ship was suddenly consumed by a black hole. Jon and Jor-El became separated from each other, and the ship's collapsed knocked the boy unconscious. When Jon awakened, he found himself no longer in space, but in a dark, stormy planet. He was back on Earth, but it was not the Earth he knew. Standing in front of him was the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3.



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  • This book was first published on February 13, 2019.
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