We have all seen the new 52 Superman. We are all aware of what a power house he is, and what he is capable of. This is a man that could bench the weight of the earth for 5 days straight with relative ease. Fly at speed much faster than the speed of light. Tag someone with Femtosecond reaction time. Hell, he even made the entire world shake by punching He'l.
Superboy is quite the powerhouse as well. He single-handedly took down the entire teen-titans lineup. So far, he has had some impressive feats, but seemingly no where near Superman's.
But does he have the potential to surpass Superman? Become more powerful than the man of steel? So far, we have seen hints of this possibility through out the new 52.
"As powerful as his father was" "...his son was actually born under a yellow sun". Could this added absorption of solar energy at such a young age lead to him becoming more powerful than his father? Well, later on in this issue, the man who raised Superboy after his "death" was shown with him, raising him as an extremely powerful Kyrptonian.
As you all should know, Superboy was cloned. The same man that raised him before, ordered the "mindless" clone to be destroyed. And with the thread of death, he showed a glimpse of power that dwarfed the power of the original Superboy.
So if this clone is THAT much more powerful than the boy that was already hinted to surpass his father, will he definitely surpass Superman? if so, by how much? how powerful will Superboy be?