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A scared Jon squares off with Batman in Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 preview

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A scared Jon squares off with Batman in Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 preview
. A fearful Jon meets Batman in Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 Preview

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11



Superman: Son of Kal-El #11
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Superman and Batman might be BSFF (best superhero friends forever) but that’s not this Superman…

Jon Kent is his own (young man) now and a full-fledged Man of Steel, so he’s not backing down to whatever Batman has up his sleeve in this fully-lettered preview of Superman: Son of Kal-El #11.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 (Image credit: DC)

In case you missed it, in writer Tom Taylor’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 that went on sale April 12 … and slight spoilers here … no sooner did Jon have an emotional moment finally coming out to his mother Lois Lane, than Batman showed up unannounced to Jon’s utter surprise (he has x-ray vision and superhearing and all! )

Bruce, in his usual no-nonsense way, announced Superman and Lois had to hurriedly come with him to a Justice League safehouse, because Jon’s been pissing off the wrong people, including President Henry Bendix and Lex Luthor. Surprisingly, he made clear that Jon’s boyfriend Jay Nakamura could not come along with them.

On his Bat-plane, Bruce reveals in his Batman-way why Jay couldn’t come – because he knows who Jay is, knows where he comes from, knows who he works for and that Jon cannot trust Jay.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 (Image credit: DC)

…annnnnnnnd scene!

Ooh, cliffhanger!

The preview by artist Cian Tormey picks up at the safehouse (an impressive mountain retreat, btw) where Jon’s grandfather and namesake Jonathan Kent (yeah, he’s alive these days … again) is already present, who enjoys a hot cup of coffee with the Dark Knight.

But not before Jon admits to himself he’s afraid of Batman, Batman tells him Jay has ties to violent extremists and that Jon has to start acting like the most powerful being on the planet.

See the whole scene here:

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Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 goes on sale May 10.

And since we’re looking ahead take a look at all of DC’s July 2022 titles right now.

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