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There is a new Chinese Super-Man coming to the DC Universe!
Sarah Norton

19 Apr 2016 - 3:04 PM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2016 - 3:04 PM

It seems there are many changes awaiting the DC Universe with DC's Rebirth event approaching. One of the biggest changes will be with Superman's character.

DC Comics have announced that there will be a Chinese Superman in their new series titled The new Super-Man. His superhero name will be hyphenated and his look will be different to the original.

The character, who is from Shanghai was created by new Super-Man writer, Gene Luen Yang. His civilian name is Kenan Kong and Yang goes into detail about how he chose that name on a post for the DC Comics website.


Yang admits that choosing the civilian name was the hardest part of his job. The character changed names before he even came to life.

The comic writer was determined to make the name plausibly Chinese, while still being able to link it to the original Clark Kent. Kenan King was the second name given to the character, after Yang's original choice, Kenji Kong may have been mistaken for Japanese.

Kenan Kong will be making his debut in the DC Universe in July this year.

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