Thursday, March 4, 2010

Superman – Last Son of Krypton | Comics

Superman finds a child within a rocket that landed on Metropolis, whom he thinks is a Kryptonian and wants to protect from Lex Luthor.

In Fortress of Solitude, Superman confronts the A.I. likeness of his late father Jor-El after some time and he asks him if he enjoys living among humans while reminding that he is not one of them though. Later at Daily Planet, he sees Perry White giving photographer Jimmy Olsen for missing out a shot from a recent rampage of Gorilla Grodd.

Clark steps in to defend his buddy getting roasted for losing a shot to their rival paper Daily Star and Perry then sends the boy to get him some coffee. As he was lecturing Kent about how things were back in the days, Clark sees a strange meteor heading towards Metropolis in distant and immediately changes into Superman to stop that.

He rushed at it, as fast as he could, then caught it in midair and eventually stopped it from causing widespread damage. Turns out, it was actually a space vessel carrying a young boy who is taken to Metropolis lab by Department of Metahuman Affairs.

Big Blue talks to director Sarge Steel about where the boy might be from but then he starts speaking Kryptonian language and displaying impressive physical feat. Taking an interest on the child, he goes to Lois Lane to talk about it and even hinted at his willingness of adopting the kid out of responsibility he feels for a descendant of his home planet.

Next morning, they moved the boy to another location and a pissed off Superman shows up at Washington, D.C., demanding to know his whereabouts to Sarge Steel who clearly ignored to inform him. So, he breaks the kid out from transfer route and showed up to his parents' doorsteps at Smallville asking how they adopted him back then.

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Superman – Last Son of Krypton | Comics

Kal-El unsuccessfully tries to figure out who this boy is at Fortress of Solitude but it was suggested that some records may not have survived. Lois is still uneasy about adoption as she wonders whether or not they would be a suitable parent to a Kryptonian child. A press conference is called to publicly leave the child in the care of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Lex Luthor has been keeping tabs on the whole development, sends out Bizarro to fetch him this "Super-Boy" and his backward brute starts rampaging through Metropolis. Their clash threw a school bus on top of the boy and though shaken if fear, he remains unscratched. Lois decides to give him a proper Earth name and chooses Christopher.

Meanwhile, Kryptonian super criminals General Zod, Ursa and Non comes out of Phantom Zone prison in three meteor pods at Fortress of Solitude, looking for the boy. Zod activates a holographic image of Jor-El via Sunstone crystal to learn his own legacy on Krypton only to react in anger knowing that they are considered as criminals.

Lois and Clark bring Chris Kent to workplace to introduce him to their coworkers but then Daily Planet is attacked. As he was about to change into Man of Steel, Non tackles him out of window and Zod joining shortly to beat him up some more. Ursa goes after Lois to get the child from her, who turns out to be her own son named Lor-Zod.

Soon, dozens of space pods starts raining down from sky with exiled Kryptonians of Phantom Zone and a scientist among them, Jax-Ur sends Superman into the Zone. Within that inter-dimensional realm, he is greeted by a wandering Mon-El, who then helped Big Blue fight his way out of ultimate purgatory to leave for Earth.

Upon returning, he discovers Metropolis is in ruins by Zod and his Kryptonian followers with many of his allies being taken captive. So, Kal-El approaches his greatest enemy Lex Luthor and his newly reformed Superman Revenge Squad consisting Bizarro, Metallo and Parasite to fight back these Kryptonian outlaws who has taken over the world.

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Zealots of Krypton

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Collecting issues #844-846, #851 and Annual #11, "Last Son of Krypton" is a five-part acclaimed Superman storyline that took place in the monthly ongoing comic-book series of Action Comics and published by DC Comics in 2006. This one takes place right before the "New Krypton" arc and following the "Infinite Crisis" crossover event.

Renowned writer Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) was hired to work with director of the original Superman feature films, Richard Donner and artist Adam Kubert (All-New, All-Different Avengers – The Magnificent Seven, Avengers & X-Men – Axis) to co-create a definitive classic take on Man of Steel for modern audience.

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Trapped in Phantom Zone

"Last Son of Krypton" breaks the myth of Big Blue being the sole survivor of Krypton and introduced a young Christopher Kent with a mysterious origin tied to Phantom Zone criminal General Zod. Luthor and his newly assembled Superman Revenge Squad played a vital role in an ensuing battle on Metropolis against Zod's Kryptonian invasion.

Friends and allies from groups like Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, notably Green Lantern Alan Scott, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Power Girl, Red Tornado, Starfire, Starman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman has showed up in guest appearance with inclusion of Mon-El, who also assisted Superman in a major way.
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