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Subj: Re: Earth-2 #25 - Rise of the Supermen
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 05:54:14 pm EDT (Viewed 412 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Earth-2 #25 - Rise of the Supermen
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 02:46:25 pm EDT (Viewed 440 times)

    is Val the same as Blue Marvel in Marvel then?

There are some similarities obviously but Blue Marvel owes a substantial debt to Milestone's Icon, who in turn is of course just one of the many 'Superman' variations coming out of the 1990's - see Mr Majestic, Supreme, Apollo, Sentry, Omni-Man.
Val is not Kal-el obviously but being of the same race and an adopted son of Jor and Lara he is technically a legitimate alternate version of Superman - Like Kara Zor-el he more than anyone deserves the title by nature of his connection to the family of Kal-el.

Now quite what the self avowed pacifist Val's style of combat and approach to problems will be is going to be interesting to find out. The nature of his position as the new Superman and defender of the weak means some form of direct confrontation will be required in the course of his new role, so in principle this may well be a more analytical and shrewd Superman than the Kal-el we are used to... one who refers not to deal with problems with physical violence but by rational means and the use of benign force.

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