SPOILER WARNING: Greg specifically talks about the identities of Nightwing and Flamebird... AKA Lor-Zod (Chris Kent) and Thara Ak-Var.
The thing that people have to remember about Chris is that he is the only Kryptonian who isn't native Kryptonian -- as far as we know. He is actually native to the Phantom Zone. He was conceived and born in Fort Rozz in the Phantom Zone. So you take that and add a yellow sun, you're going to get some screwed up DNA [laughs]. So, Chris has a problem. Right now, it's very convenient. Twenty-three is a very functional age.
That begs another question for readers: Okay, great, his body is 23. But why is his brain not 6?
That will be answered. There is an explanation for all of this. You may not like the explanation, I can't speak to that, but there is an explanation. And the explanation is forthcoming in "Action Comics" and then we go into far greater detail in "Action Comics Annual." The annual actually covers a number of things. It covers the start of Thara's journey in Kandor. It actually explains a little more of Ursa's backstory. It picks up for Chris when re-enters the Phantom Zone at the end of "Superman: Last Son." And you see how Thara and Chris came together. You see why they take on the Flamebird and Nightwing identities. You see the genesis of their relationship.
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