Birth and Journey to Earth "Goodbye my son - our hopes and dreams travel with you. Jor-El knew of a colonial settler ship sent millennia ago, where his son would grow up with astonishing powers becoming a godlike being to the people of Earthwhile looking identical to the planet's population. Lara, however, succeeded in launching the starship, inducing an enraged Zod to stab her husband, lethally injuring and killing him. The childless couple promptly adopted the infant Kal-El inside, giving him the name of "Clark Joseph Kent" combining Martha's maiden surname with Jonathan's and hiding his true origins from others and even Clark himself for most of his childhood.
Goyer as an executive producer on the series, Krypton will definitely dovetail into Man of Steelin which the most thrilling part took place on Krypton. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of Superman's notable relatives and a few of their stories explored in the comics. Krypton's main character is named Seg-El, played by Cameron Cuffe.
Backtracking a little, in pre-Crisis DC, Jor-El the First was a scientist who worked on an experimental aircraft capable of reaching hyperspace and went on a one-man mission to Earth.
He first appeared in Superman inbut this version of him was erased after Crisis on Infinite Earths. While there weren't many stories about Seyg, it was noted that he saw his son Jor-El as being too in-touch with his emotional side and too affectionate towards his wife, Lara Lor Van, something that was frowned upon in Kryptonian society.
Jor-El notices that a mixture of chemicals in a can allows the can to fly out the window. This might have been how Jor-El developed the rocket fuel that would safely transport his son to Earth. He was a distant relative of Jor-El, a militant who extinguished a sentient preservation ship and its small crew of a dying breed of aliens.
To preserve the Kryptonian culture by eradicating everything else. He corrupts one of the aliens' machines to maintain "Kryptonian culture," calling this device 'the Eradicator. Interestingly, this device continues to be a thorn in Superman's side for years to come.
Superman rediscovers the device on Warworld and maybe not so smartly brings it home with him. Though Superman throws it into the sun, it returns as an energy being with a body based on Superman's.
Eventually, the Eradicator would become a key figure in DC's Reign of the Supermen storyline as one of the four Supermen who arrive after Superman's death. All of this was thanks to Kem-El. Jimmy Olsen 60 Cover "Super-Mite! Don-El, Superman's cousin, is the police chief of Kandor and gets caught up in the mix.
Later on, Superman would obtain control of Kandor from Brainiac and restore the city and its citizens to their proper sizes. But Don-El, along with Kandorian scientist Van-Zee, would help lead a colonization of Rokyn, a deserted planet revolving around a red sun.
Supergirl had one of the more significant superhero deaths in mainstream comic book history, as her death was honored for nearly 20 years. The Krypton Chronicles, Vol. He discovered lands on Krypton that would be settled as Urrika and Lurvan, the two cities involved in the Last War.
In the limited series Superman Secret Origin, Lara's hologram tells a young Clark Kent of his true lineage, that he is not one of "them" humans. Martha Kent is there to witness this too and is brought to tears.
Jor-El wasn't the first suitor to be assigned to Lara, as her first assigned mate was Zon-Em, who died from a radioactive disease referred to as the Green Plague. Kryptonian marriage was a cold act, devoid of warmth and compassion, but that's where Jor-El and Lara were different; they genuinely loved one another and cherished their bond.
When Jor-El showed Lara where they would send Kal-El, she was at first horrified by Earth's violence and hoped that he would one day bring Earthlings around to Kryptonian ways.
But there are many stories Jor-El is a part of, and perhaps none greater than the 51st issue of James Robinson's Starman. Jack Knight becomes lost in time and space and, along with previous holders of the Starman mantle Mikaal Tomas and a hologram of Jack's father Ted, he lands on Krypton long before its demise.
Ironically, they are met by Jor-El. While attempting to find their way back to Earth, they reveal the location of our blue planet to Jor-El, who in turn is enamored with these beings from the future. Meanwhile, Jack is awestruck to be in the presence of Superman's father.
Seyg and other Kryptonians discover the Starmen's ship and proceed to interrogate them, suspecting they're in an alliance with the Black Zero terrorist group. Jor-El assists in their safe escape off Krypton, but not before Jack can pass along the coordinates to Earth.
It's not only a love letter to Superman but contains loads of references to other Superman stories and the larger world of Krypton. For even more stories about Kryptonians, track down copies of the four issue mini-series Krypton Chronicles, Man of Steel 1, and the recent paperback collection Superman:Supergirl and her cousin Kal-El who is leading a Red Shard contingent of the Kryptonian Military Guild break into the apartment of a Kandorian woman named Pencilers: Jamal Igle.
Kal-El's Spacecraft: A custom built craft used to send the infant Kal-El to Earth. Currently destroyed, with it remnants having been sucked into the Phantom Zone. Fortress of Solitude: a crashed Kryptonian scout ship, which landed in the Canadian Arctic.
Ideography Overview Based on feedback, it seems that this aspect of Kryptonian writing is the most popular. I'm guessing because this form of writing is the most foreign (and, thus, attractive) to native English speakers. Oct 14, · The 'El' symbol (Superman logo) is there as essentially a cote of arms designed by each house, the 'hope' part I'd assume merely comes from what that symbol is meant to represent to the family, in the same way that the dove can represent either 'peace' or 'freedom' that symbol represents 'hope', at least to the El family.
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