This week, in Action Comics #14, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson makes an appearance to nail down exactly where Krypton can be found.

Beyond just the cameo appearance, Tyson actually did some consulting work with DC Comics to pinpoint where the fictional planet could be found if it actually existed.  According to an article in the New York Post, Tyson points us to the Corvus constellation, which is 27.1 light years from Earth.

[Dan] DiDio said that “by applying real-world science to this story, he has forever changed Superman’s place in history. Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say, ‘That’s where Superman was born.’ ”

I find it interesting that DC Comics will go to these lengths to find where a fictional planet resides, but everyone is still arguing over where Smallville can be found on a map. (Seriously, follow that link, and give a listen.)  It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been able to find the time to read Action Comics, so with this news, it may be time to sit down and catch up on what Grant Morrison has been up to.

via New York Post


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  1. Damascus
    July 3, 2013 at 1:13 am — Reply

    The first half of this issue, Action Comics 14 really feel like an episode of Doctor Who. Not the least of which being the Angel creatures.

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