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Eno Orazzib

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Blue Beetle

Subj: Mixed feelings
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 12:59:14 pm EDT
Reply Subj: "Return to Krypton" - comments?
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 08:58:26 am EDT

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I often have long periods of losing track of Superman, mainly because I get disgusted by the latest gimmick and/or the need to buy every Super-book to get a complete story, and one of the periods I missed completely was the "Return to Krypton" period. Apparently I can get a good handle on it by purchasing this:

I'm wondering what people thought of those stories? Any comments?

Good Bye

On the one hand, I didn't care for it as it was the begining of the attempts to alter the Post-COIE/Byrne version of Krypton. (For some reason, Loeb and/or Berganza must have loathe everything between 1986 to 1999 in the Super-titles). The extremes that they went to dismiss the then-current version of Krypton seemed silly and not well thought out.

HOWEVER, I did think that some of the detail that they added to the various locations of the Silver Age Krypton and certain political situations on the planet were actually kind of fun and interesting.

IMHO, the Byrne Krypton had 500,000 years of history and civilization to pool from. So, instead of changing continuity again, why not have golden age, the silver age, the animated series, etc. versions of Krypton as part of that 500,000 years of history? It's all there.

I think it is ironic that people who don't like the Byrne Krypton seem to like the movie-version Krypton being in comic book-continuity now. Considering that Byrne wanted to use the movie version for Man of Steel mini-series, but couldn't at that time for legal reasons, so created a version that is close to same kind of feel.

Eno Orazzib

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