Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
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With the John Byrne Man of Steel miniseries in 1986, both elder Kents were de-aged by a decade or so, and kept alive deep into his career as Superman. Much of the mentoring we saw Jonathan Kent (02) give to Superboy are, in current continuity, lessons given from a mid 50s Jonathan to an adult Clark. He's been given further definition in the current version by his contrast with Martha, who tends to be portrayed as a more modern, more free-thinking woman, with echoes of Lois and/or Chloe Sullivan. For maybe the first time since the character's original inception in 1939, he also has a role to play with other players in the broader DCU--not only (Kon-El) Superboy and both 21st century versions of Supergirl, but also some members of the Justice League. Perhaps more so than his wife, Martha Kent (II), there is a very close relationship between his persona in comics and that of the actor playing him on the television series, Smallville. It is unclear which way the causal arrow is pointing on this phenomenon though. Is actor John Schneider secretly reading current comics for cues? Are the Smallville writers, led by influential Superman writer, Jeph Loeb, simply giving Schneider scripts which offer a more direct translation of his comics counterpart? Or are Superman writers and artists fans of Schneider's work and "look"? Whatever the case, the similarities between Smallville's Jonathan Kent and DC's "Jonathan Kent" have been increasingly close for the first half of the first decade of the 21st century.
First Appearance: The Man of Steel (1986) #1
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