years, Superman laboured under the belief that his birth-world,
the long-destroyed planet Krypton, was a cold, sterile place.
But he is about to discover that his preconceptions will be
forever smashed. The Man of Steel is granted a miraculous
opportunity to revisit the planet before its cataclysmic demise,
in the process meeting his long-dead mother and father, as
well as gaining a new pet...
to Krypton sees
Superman given the opportunity to visit the homeworld he never
knew. But is this world a reality or fantasy?
graphic novel is about as close as Superman is likely to get
to Back to the Future - in fact, the writers actually
mention that movie in passing. Superman and Lois manage to
travel to Krypton just before the planet's red sun destroys
all life. And having saved everyone, Superman, Lois, Jor-El
and Lara must now hide from the authorities - who are convinced
the planet saving exercise was an attempt bring an alien (Superman)
to their planet. Not only that, but Superman and Lois's path
home is now blocked after the device to send them back is
second story in the collection sees Superman returning once
again to Krypton and this time he uncovers the truth behind
his previous journey to his home planet.
much preferred the first story. It's a much sweeter tale,
which leaves you on a high. The follow-up, while entertaining,
tries to hard too explain itself, instead of getting on a
telling a good tale.
first story will appeal to Superman fans, and casual readers
alike, but the second tale will probably be lost to the non-hardcore
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