How did SA Superboy become Superboy-Prime??

#1 Posted by Cap4Prez (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I was reading Superboy's wiki page and I was wondering after the Crisis on Infinite Earths separated Superman and Superboy, how did Superboy become Superboy-Prime if he died in Legion of Super-Heroes #38? 
 
Legion of Super-Heroes #38

#2 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio

Prime is an alternate universe Superboy.  He's not quite the Silver Age Superboy, just the Earth-Prime counterpart to him.

#3 Posted by MrDirector786 (43641 posts) - - Show Bio

He wasn't even made in the Silver Age. Superboy Prime was introduced in the Bronze Age. He's also from a different universe - he isn't SA Superman as a boy.

#4 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cap4Prez: Superboy-Prime isn't the same as SA Superboy. SB-Prime comes from an alternative earth called Earth-Prime where he was the first superhuman of his world or second, not sure if Pre-Crisis Ultra was from there too right now. After CIIE he was the only survivor of his universe and along with other survivors he went to live in a paradise dimension. The Superboy that died was actually from a pocket dimension. See, after CIIE Superman's career as Superboy was erased from canon. But this was creating some temporal anomalies with the Legion so Time Trapper created a pocket dimension with its own Superboy. So every time the Legion was traveling to the past to see Superboy, was actually traveling to the past of the pocket dimension and not New Earth. That Superboy died there. Hope that helps. If I am wrong, please someone correct me.
#5 Posted by nightwing91 (3877 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Nope your exactly right, that superboy  was the pocket universe superboy.
#6 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91: Ok then :)
#7 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Cap4Prez: Superboy-Prime isn't the same as SA Superboy. SB-Prime comes from an alternative earth called Earth-Prime where he was the first superhuman of his world or second, not sure if Pre-Crisis Ultra was from there too right now. After CIIE he was the only survivor of his universe and along with other survivors he went to live in a paradise dimension. The Superboy that died was actually from a pocket dimension. See, after CIIE Superman's career as Superboy was erased from canon. But this was creating some temporal anomalies with the Legion so Time Trapper created a pocket dimension with its own Superboy. So every time the Legion was traveling to the past to see Superboy, was actually traveling to the past of the pocket dimension and not New Earth. That Superboy died there. Hope that helps. If I am wrong, please someone correct me. "
absolutely correct, sir!
#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Theodore: Thanks.
#9 Posted by Cap4Prez (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow clears up a lot. Thanks viners. Somebody used a very vague and unclear history for that part of the Supereboy page but I read the wiki again and somebody changed it so it reads more clear in detail. Not sure why it was so vague and confusing before but now it reads more like the way you guys describe it. Wish editors were more into accuracy. It'd be less confusing on the wikis.

#10 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

Bronze Age? What?

#11 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64: Check this.
#12 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Bronze Age Superman was still pretty powerful then.
#13 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64: It was the years before CIIE so he was still in Pre-Crisis levels, yeah.
#14 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: He could still move planets
#15 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64: I guess, yeah.
#16 Posted by Ulik5 (5 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cap4Prez: Sounds like someone who has no idea how to edit or write but you should go somewhere else if you want wikis that make sense. Comic book sites never make any sense.
#17 Posted by Valtot (4486 posts) - - Show Bio

just think of him as a pre crisis kryptonian though more realistic without i bust galaxies with a sneaze powers.

#18 Posted by Cap4Prez (23 posts) - - Show Bio
@Valtot said:
" just think of him as a pre crisis kryptonian though more realistic without i bust galaxies with a sneaze powers. "
That's not what I was asking about Superboy. I was mainly wondering why Superboy's wiki had vague and unclear info about SA Superboy and Superboy-Prime but the wiki has been edited by someone else since then so it reads like the explanations from the posters above who did understand the question and answered it with the proper clarity. Thanks again guys.

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