IGN: How doe the Year Three Annual relate to the core series? Is it similar to past annuals in that it tells side-stories taking place during that year?
Buccellato: I wanted to tell the story of what happened to the TEEN TITANS and specifically, . So it is a YEAR ONE tale that takes us back to the beginning.
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Um, okay, WHAT?! Superboy existing in the Injustice universe?! As in a version of Kon-El?! How did this happen? How is this possible if the Lex Luthor in that universe is a good guy and is Superman's friend? He obviously existed at least since Year 1. So where has he been this whole time with this whole craziness? How is it that he hasn't been seen interacting with this universe's Superman? Why has Superman been grieving over the lost chance to meet another Kryptonian with his unborn baby's death if we have Superboy existing at that time? Does he even know about this kid? Are they even related by blood? What are his new origins in this universe? How is it that he's with the Titans? And what does he think about this whole regime?
So many questions; hopefully this annual answers most, if not all, of them. Either way, I hope that this isn't just something that they address for this issue only and then never mention again. That would be so lame. I've got a lot of theories about how this whole thing has happened, but I'd like to hear your thoughts about this.
Personally, I hope that his origins aren't as simple as him being a pure Superman clone or not being related to Superman by blood at all, though not as convoluted as the New 52 origin. I like a good balance of intricacy and comprehensibility when it comes to storytelling, especially with character origins. I hope that he will be a Kryptonian/human hybrid again, though I don't think that the human side is likely to come from Lex Luthor, considering that Luthor was never Superman's enemy in this universe. I honestly think that it would be really interesting if he turned out to be a clone of Superman and Lois's dead unborn baby, though that would be tragic and considering the context of the game, it would have to mean that Superman never finds out about his existence or else he does find out and Kon either dies or fakes his own death. But who knows? The Titans section is probably not gonna take up a lot of space in the annual, though I'm sure that they will be an important part of it and that Superboy will be a huge part of the Titans story, considering that the writer mentioned him specifically. Again, I just hope that this isn't the only Injustice issue in which the Titans and/or Superboy are shown or mentioned, 'coz this is too interesting to just stick on an annual and then move on without ever coming back to it.