It was unnecessary and probably the biggest mistake and ego move Geoff John's ever made.

Kon was a fully fleshed "real" character who grown so much,and had so much "real" growth to go.

The hybrid crap probably won't go,but it should be tweaked a lil to make him MORE human and less "real" Kryptonian,when he was created to be the HUMAN equalivant of a Kryptonian.