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Rob Ocelot
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Posted: 24 April 2017 at 10:58pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

"If we show the events leading to the destruction of Krypton, you'll know we've completely run out of ideas"

Sound familiar?  :-)


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John Byrne
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IMDb is describing this as a redemption story. Cuz nobody's done THAT before.
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Adam Schulman
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I enjoyed JB's WORLD OF KRYPTON. Great story. But I have about as much interest in this as I do in GOTHAM: none whatsoever.

Krypton is a means of explaining why Superman has super-powers. That's really the short and long of it. Focusing extensively on Krypton is pointless. It's "window-dressing." 
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Brian O'Neill
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JB's take on Krypton was an improvement over that Silver and 'Bronze' Age drivel, especially the  '70s 'World Of Headbands/Krypton',usually by Elliot S (use a damn period, already)! Maggin,  in which the planet and guys with hyphenated names were plugged into weak science-fiction plots, usually with a clumsy 'flashback narrative device(Superman stopping to chat with Perry White mowing his lawn leads to a long-winded story about Jax-Ur's cousin Garden-Ur taming a fierce 'Kryptonian Grass-Beast' in the Scarlet Jungle).
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Adam Schulman
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I never enjoyed those either. Though I could've lived without a rebooted version of Krypton provided that (a) the look of Jor-El and Lara was revised at least somewhat, and (b) Krypton was relegated to past, for real this time, and no more stories about Krypton were ever printed.

Even returning Superman to being the Last Kryptonian wouldn't have required much of a reboot. Supergirl (Kara) was dead. The Kandorians were elsewhere -- just never mention them again, or say their existence was erased by CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. The Phantom Zone villains? Kill them all off. (Have Lex Luthor do it, he'd surely enjoy it.) 

And that's that. Very easy. 
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JB's take on Krypton really made the case that Superman is who he is BECAUSE of his being raised by the kind and decent Kents. I liked that.
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Brandon Carter
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How BYRNE & MIGNOLA's WORLD OF KRYPTON Inspired SYFY's KRYPTON
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Shane Matlock
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The fact they drew a lot of inspiration from World of Krypton is good news, but in the same breath they add that they were also inspired by the Man of Steel film and that negates the good news. I did think this trailer looked pretty good though.
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Adam Schulman
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JB's take on Krypton really made the case that Superman is who he is BECAUSE of his being raised by the kind and decent Kents. I liked that.

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Yep. And contemporary Superman comics still make that pretty clear, even though Ma and Pa Kent are now both deceased. 
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Eric Sofer
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Adam S. - are we sure they're dead? I'm not reading DC comics right now, but it seems kinda hard to tell who's alive and who's dead anymore.

And yes, if you detect a hint of sarcasm, you're right. 
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Adam Schulman
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Eric -- yes, very sure, it was recently mentioned.
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Brandon Frye
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I would have more interest in this if it didn't have to focus on the El family. 

A series dealing with Krypton society as a whole and showing us their culture, technology, and politics (If ever there was a good metaphor for climate change and it's deniers, it would be Krypton!) would be far more interesting IMHO simply another elaborate "origin story" for Superman. 


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