Superman's Earth parents Ma and Pa Kent have been dead in DC continuity since 2011's "New 52" relaunch altered aspects of the DC Universe. But following long-seeded hints in the pages of Brian Michael Bendis' Superman and Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock, it appears the upcoming Superman: Villains #1 will officially resurrect the Kents.
The revelation comes in a preview of the March 4 one-shot courtesy of CBR. Superman: Villains follows up on Superman's secret identity being revealed to the world, with a look at how the revelation has affected his arch-enemies.
This isn't the first time Superman's parents have returned in recent memory. The current "DC Rebirth" era began with the return of Superman's Kryptonian father Jor-El.
Here's the solicitation for Superman: Villains along with some interior art.
SUPERMAN: VILLAINS #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, Jody Houser
Art by Steve Lieber, Mike Perkins, Bryan Hitch, Eduardo Pansica, Cully Hamner, Michael Gaydos
Cover by Bryan Hitch
The Man of Steel's greatest villains react to the biggest news to ever rock the DC Universe! Mongul, Toyman, The Joker, and more of the world's greatest villains must come to grips with how the world changes now that the truth has been revealed by Superman.
But how will Lex Luthor handle the reveal of Superman’s secret identity? The team behind Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Nathan Fairbairn, give us a hint in this sneak peek into Superman: Villains #1.
Fraction, Lieber, Fairbairn, and some of comics' most unique and creative voices unite to tell a story that changes all the rules!