Elseworlds officially returns to DC Comics with this week’s Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #1. DC released a sneak peek of their alternate universe tale for you to check out.

Written by CARY BATES

Returning to a character he’s long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman’s legend in an Elseworlds tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?

The issue arrives August 4, 2010 with a cover price of $4.99. Before you get too wound up, there are 56-pages in the opening chapter of this three part series.

via The Source


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  1. I don’t really care for the Alex Ross cover, but for 56 pages at $4.99, the concept of the House of El setting up shop on Earth and Cary Bates. I am all in.

  2. FINALLY. One of the smartest moves DC has made in years. Still doesn’t excuse that unholy abomination “Rise”, but thanx DC.

  3. shamon from the bronx ny on

    Looks good will pick up the book and didn’t anyone notice dc only has about 3 to 4 good books this week .

  4. Einsteinic-Rocket on

    This book could definitely be really solid, but I’m more excited to see a return of the whole Elseworlds branding in general. My only hope is that we see more than just Batman and Superman stories. I wouldn’t call myself an expert on everything that was Elseworlds back in the day, but I’m pretty positive that a majority of the stories were Batman or Superman centered. Exploration of other characters than the mainstays of the company in alternate settings could be really awesome (hmm maybe some Blue Beetle? just a thought…).

    • I liked the three-part Elseworlds tales, Act of God, which had Batman and Superman but it also had the rest of the JLA too. My buddy Sam hates the depiction of Superman in it, but that’s why it’s an Elseworlds tale, so show that tangential what-if story. Either way a big flash passes across earth and all the super-powered lose their powers. Everyone deals with being superheroes without having the means anymore. There were a lot of Elseworlds tales that I liked, so I’m pretty excited that it’s coming back.

  5. philfromgermany on

    Hey, technically Tangent was Elseworlds as well. Looks impressive, it reminds me of the script of Alan Moore’s Twilight fahloating ’round the internet. Also, true, more Elseworlds is good, even though they’re prolly gonna go about 52% Batman and 44% Superman. Imagine Elseworlds Secret Six…

  6. Yay, Elseworlds is back! This looks pretty interesting, so I’ll probably check it out. Hopefully, this time around, DC will remember that it has more heroes than just Superman & Batman to tell alternate history stories about, though.

  7. This feels very “Planet of the Apes” like, you know the one where Cesar’s parents travel back in time, are welcomed with open arms but eventually considered a threat? It ends with them been hunted down and been forced to leave their kid with an adoptive family so he can have a life.

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