Jon Kent is almost identical to his father, but DC Comics reveals that he found a more creative way to use one of Superman’s more classic powers.
Attention SPOILERS of the comic Future State: Superman / Wonder Woman # 1, by Dan Watters, Leila del Duca, Nick Filardi and Tom Napolitano. Since his introduction in Dan Jurgens’ Convergence: Superman # 2, there has been speculation about how powerful Jon Kent will be and if he can ever match his father’s legacy. Although we still do not have a clear answer, the release of DC Comics “Future State” provides the adventures of the new Superman.
Although Clark Kent’s influence on his son Jon is very evident, Future State: Superman / Wonder Woman sheds light on Jon’s use of a classic Superman power to deliver a message of hope.
Jon Kent begins his day as the Man of Steel. After sipping his 2.7-second coffee and getting dressed, Jon uses the trusty old heat vision to form a “Good morning, Metropolis” message in the clouds for the entire city to see. This creative use of his heat vision is far from the usual way his father has historically used one of his best known and most widely used powers.
You must show that you live up to your father’s legacy.
As a half Kryptonian, it’s not surprising that Jon appears to be as capable as his father, but his human half and humble upbringing under the tutelage of his father, the original Superman, seems to have made a big impact on him, which is why he has these gestures toward citizens of Metropolis. Since this will be an easier way to overcome the loss of the original Superman.
Surely this DC Comics story will show many more ways to use Superman’s powers, which Clark Kent himself had not thought of at the time.