Quote:Why isn't Superman a hero to Kryptonians? Did he not single handedly defeat Brainic and set them free? I must be missing something.
He was seen as a hero after Kandor was restored. But then they saw him for what he really is, a Kryptonian raised as a human. Someone who is naive in his way of thinking, trying to make the Kryptonians adapt to the humans and how he handled his enemies in the past. However, Clark was beginning to gain ground for the way he handled Commander Gor, the Labor Guild hostage situation, taking down Val-Ty and the way he handled himself on trial. But Zod is seen as the bigger hero because he fought without super powers against the Brainiac probes and was willing to risk everything in order to rescue Kandor from Brainiac. He went against the ruling council with his insurrection. And now that he's been wounded, he's practically a martyr.
Clark is a hero to Earth because of the example that he set upon his public debut, the sacrifice he made against Doomsday and the inspiration to countless people. But that is because he was raised on Earth, not Krypton.
I suppose that makes sense but Zod had ample opportunities to seek out Brainic on any of his many escapes from the Phantom Zone. Fact is, he did not. A Kryptonian raised on Earth risked everything to free them. I'm also a bit confused by the fact I've not read anything about them in Action Comics. One would think Kon El might want to discover the other half of his biology by visiting New Krypton. It would be interesting to see how Kryptonians would receive the clone of Kal El.