I’ll admit it, I’ve never had high hopes for the Krypton series set to debut on the Syfy network, but a new bit of news coming from the San Diego Comic Con has me all kinds of interested.
The research for our latest podcast, The Legion Clubhouse (Have YOU been listening?) put me into a frame of mind to once again delve into the wacky Silver Age adventures of Superman! Rocketed from a dead planet in the summer of ’38, Kal-El crash-landed on Earth to become the legendary Man Of Steel! The Metropolis Marvel! The Man Of Tomorrow! The LAST SON Of Krypton! Well, for some values of “last”, anyway… Welcome to Ten Things!
If you have been dying for any and all news about the upcoming SyFy series, Krypton, chances are you’ve found it on other sites first. But, not to be left all the way behind, we are here to reveal that Seg-El has been found!
I don’t normally review digital-first comics because they’re really only a portion of what will come out in print eventually. But I’m such a big fan of the CBS Supergirl show that soars on Monday nights as well as scripter Sterling Gates that I wanted to get the word out about The Adventures of Supergirl, which debuted this past Monday on the DC Comics app and comixology.com.
First, I need to give my yearly advice to people buying gifts for comics fans, especially late ones! Do NOT try to buy an item you THINK they might want! Chances are, they either have it or don’t wait it if they haven’t already bought it. Instead, locate their local comics shop and buy a gift card! They’ll be able to purchase what they want, so they’ll love you for it! Phew! Okay, now we can move on to the topic at hand – This is a great time to be a comics fan! That’s so true on several levels!
This week, Stephen gushes about The Flash, Afterlife with Archie #7, Krypton to SyFy, Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange, Preacher gets a pilot order, Mark Hamill is The Trickster… again. Plus Gotham Academy #3, Vampirella, and Comet!
This week, in Action Comics #14, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson makes an appearance to nail down exactly where Krypton can be found.
Or – “Why Wouldn’t Jor-El Make ONE Big Ship Instead Of Four Small Ones?” If Jor-El of Krypton had been quicker in his experiments, or perhaps more assertive in his arguments, we might have an entire planet of Supermen running rampant across the universe. Had he built one big rocket instead of several small ones, though, he could have saved his own life and that of his wife as well as baby Kal’s. Of course, that course of action might also have a few consequences as well…