The Multiverse is infinite and endless (unless that pesky Anti-Monitor has anything to say about it). So it stands to reason that while other worlds will have citizens similar to the heroes we know, they will also be different in every imaginable way.
So let’s play with that.
Each week I’ll post a new Rewriting History thread. Each week will focus on a different DC hero. And from there each of us will take their origin, look at it for a moment, and then throw it out of the proverbial window and write a whole new one.
No rules, although I suggest each one be kept brief (probably five paragraphs or under), so that the threads don’t become too unmanageable. However, if you have a really good idea and need more space, then have at it. Imagination doesn’t need to be hindered.
So this week we’ll examine Superman and see what the Multiverse might have in store for the big blue boy scout. Here’s mine:
Jor-El was was a simple farmer on Krypton, living among the rolling hills outside Kandor with his wife Lara, and their son, Kal. It may have seemed like a simple life to the elites and the scientists in the city, but to Jor-El, it was all he ever needed. And then his wife was killed and his son was taken away from him in a vicious raid perpetrated by the terrorist group the Doomsday Cult.
Jor-El discovered that the Doomsday Cult had their sights set on a small planet in the next space sector called Earth. Over the course of a year they had taken a hundred children from Kryptonian farmers, experimenting on them to create a sort of super soldier that they could use on Earth, where they would already have heightened powers granted to them by the sun’s yellow light.
The small farmer spent every resource he had to find the Cult, to no avail, instead only finding himself at odds with the Kryptonian government. Ostracized by the global guilds, Jor-El was forced off world, banished from his home forever. However, in one of his last acts, he managed to find the whereabouts of the Cult: a secret base on Earth. He stole a rocket and fled, leaving his home forever.
Jor-El, angered by his findings, swore to find the Doomsday Cult, tracking them all the way to Earth after years of hunting Krypton. There, with his new found powers, he confronted his son, now a hideous monster controlled by the Cult’s leader, Deacon Zod. After a vicious battle, Jor-El defeated the Doomsday monster, however not without losing his son in the process. Grieving over the death of the only family he had left, Jor-El swore to find Zod and the rest of the Cult, while also protecting the Earth from the new and dangerous Kryptonian technology that had landed there, along with human villains such as the power-mad billionaire Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane, a reporter turned vigilante hell-bent on riding the planet of aliens after the loss of her father. With his new powers, and taking on the moniker of “Superman”, Jor-El’s life suddenly became far less simple, but with friends such as Lex Luthor, a once rich son spurned away by his industrialist father, Lori Lemaris, a budding young aquatic biologist, and James Olsen, a star reporter, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing.