Originally Posted by elgaz
The only point I'm making is that a new version should have a more modern and younger Jonathan Kent.
The most modern comics still have the Kents as older grandparent figures.
Everything in rural Smallville is supposed to be old and aged. It's how you contrast it with the fast vibrant Metropolis.
Birthright was the only
comic series to de-age the Kents drastically, and it was only done to tie in with the Smallville TV Series at the time which wanted younger Kents to relate with it's teen audiences (The WB/CW).
John Byrne's "Man of Steel" reboot still had the Kents as elderly grandparent figures too.