Fan Interest in “Superman: Son of Kal-El” – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Will you read the upcoming “Superman: Son of Kal-El” comic book series?

Even though it’s taking the place of the “Superman” title, the new ongoing series “Superman: Son of Kal-El” appears to be a title that comic book fans are looking forward to reading, with 25% saying they’ll definitely read this book. Admittedly there are a large number of fans who are unsure at this point in time, with 19% undecided on whether they’ll read the book or not. I guess we’ll find out come July when issue #1 hits.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Will you read the upcoming "Superman: Son of Kal-El" comic book series?
  • Yes, definitely! 25%, 45 votes
    45 votes 25%
    45 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Unsure/Undecided 19%, 34 votes
    34 votes 19%
    34 votes - 19% of all votes
  • No, definitely not! 17%, 30 votes
    30 votes 17%
    30 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Yeah, maybe 15%, 27 votes
    27 votes 15%
    27 votes - 15% of all votes
  • No, probably not 15%, 27 votes
    27 votes 15%
    27 votes - 15% of all votes
  • I don't read comic books 8%, 14 votes
    14 votes 8%
    14 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 177
April 21, 2021 - April 28, 2021
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StuB
April 29, 2021 4:22 am

First thoughts for me were to look at this initially like reading a Superboy title (there have been a few of those!), or like Reign of the Supermen, or an ongoing Elseworlds….. many of us have found the fun in those stories before, so as long as they tell some good stories I am sure this could be the same.

Eventually the title will be back to Kal-el, all these experiments, no matter how good the story, eventually come back to the Superman.

MattComics
April 29, 2021 7:53 am
Reply to  StuB

“..all these experiments, no matter how good the story, eventually come back to the Superman.”

Why should anyone spend actual money waiting months to years for DC to stop screwing around with another gimmick cycle and let Clark back into his own damn book?

Last edited 9 days ago by MattComics
afriend
April 29, 2021 12:25 pm

I *like* the character of Jon Kent, and it’s an interesting premise. But I find it difficult to believe that it won’t ultimately be temporary, and there’s something that doesn’t sit exceptionally well with constantly re-starting the Superman title. The original Superman title ran continuously for 72 years (with a twenty year retitle, but for all intents and purposes it was the same book), and in a fickle industry, full of “Number Ones” to get non-readers to buy, it was nice to see certain books escape that (one of many things I didn’t like about the New 52). And now,… Read more »

bhof
April 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Reply to  afriend

I’m with you. If this was a standalone title or miniseries, I would be all for it. Jon is great. But I’m sick of seeing the Superman franchise relaunched yet again. DC needs to get a writer with a clear vision for Superman or a better editor or something. If DC can’t sell enough copies of Superman without making some big splash like a renumbering or identity reveal, clearly they do not know how to manage the character properly.

NeoRanger
April 30, 2021 3:36 am

I voted Definitely Not, but again, the exclamation mark seems a bit excessive. I’m not so much opposed to this particular title, I just have no interest in anything they’ve been putting out recently and this book doesn’t do a whole lot to change that. I mean, I don’t want to read Action Comics or Superman and the Authority or any such nonsense either. I like the notion of a status quo in comics. I like certain things either not changing or being merely soft-rebooted. Massive changes either tend to not stick (and thus come off as publicity stunts) or… Read more »