If you’re curious about Superman 8’s storyline, simply continue reading to discover a guide to Superman 8. Incuding a few spoilers on some of the events which take place in Superman 8.
Everything that you need to know about Superman 8:
Superman 8 features Jon Kent, Superman’s son:
Superman 8 sees the return of Jon Kent, who happens to be Superman’s son and is also known as Superboy. If you’ve never heard of Jon Kent, he first appeared in Superman 2 and is Superman’s first child with his long time love, reporter Lois Lane. Just as Superman is often referred to as the man of steel, his son Jon is sometimes referred to as the son of steel.
Superman 8 also features an appearance from Jor-El, Superman’s biological father:
If you were certain that Superman’s father was killed at the same time that Superman was sent to Earth as an infant, think again. As Jor-El, who is Superman’s biological father, is alive and well. Although it’s clear that Jor-El has trouble accepting the fact that he is walking and talking when logically he should be dead.
Superman 8 explains Jon Kent’s time in space with his grandfather Jor-El:
In an early comic, Jon Kent decided to travel to space with his paternal grandfather Jor-El. If you read Superman 8, you’ll get to discover what Jon Kent got up to during his time with grandfather and why Jon decided to return home to Earth to seek guidance from his father. If you’re curious Jon actually ended up fighting in a full scale intergalactic war with his grandfather, Jor-El.
Superman and Jon Kent team up in order to right some of Jor-Els wrongs:
When Jon Kent returns home to Earth and confides in his father, the two decide to set out into space in order to right some of the wrongs which Jor-El committed across the galaxy. If you’re interested in seeing how Jor-El negatively impacted innocent planets, it’s well worth trying to get a copy of Superman 8. As just because Superman and his son are superheroes doesn’t mean that his dad is a superhero.
In Superman 8 Jor-El is portrayed as a complicated character who is neither a villain or a superhero. Instead Jor-El is a character who is willing to act on his beliefs, even if his beliefs may have dangerous consequences for the citizens of the planets who his decisions affect. Which means that his actions are often at odds with his son and grandsons personal beliefs.
In Superman 8 Jon Kent accepts his destiny and his role in the universe:
At the start of Superman 8, Jon Kent decides to accept his grandfather’s invitation to travel to space, for a bit of fun and a chance to escape the monotony of school and chores. In space Jon has a deep conversation with his grandfather about their strange existences, Jon as a half alien half human 11 year old and Jor-El as a man who should be dead. While Jon is frustrated by his chat with his grandfather afterwards he gazes through their spaceship’s window and finally realizes his role in the universe.
If you’re interested in learning more about the complicated relationships between Jor-El and his son and his grandson, it’s well worth reading through a copy of Superman 8.