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However, tomorrow DC Comics will find ways to tie certain titles in with such crossover events, in a desperate attempt to keep the continuity straight… So Superman: The Return Of Kal-El demonstrates that all the recent Superman stories in Action Comics and Superman: Son Of Kal-El are set before Justcie League #75 and Dark Crisis On[...]
Superman Son Of Kal-El #3 Review: Great Elements
Jonathan Kent hasn't been back from the future for long, growing into the mantle of his father and terrified that continuity, er, circumstance will take Kal-El's guidance from him forever However, he's also got a different take on what it takes to wear the shield and shows some of his approach in Superman: Son Of[...]
Krypton Season 1 Recap
The earthling Adam Strange arrives from the future with a warning — Superman's greatest enemy has traveled back to Krypton to interfere with the timeline, thus preventing Kal-El from becoming the Man of Steel Similar to Marty McFly's fading photo of himself and his siblings, Strange brings Superman's disintegrating cape with him from the future[...]
Superman: Action Comics #1001 cover by Patrick Gleason and Brad Anderson
It helps that the worst Kal-El threatens him with is consequences from the kid's mom. The back half with the group of criminals is the tried and true Bendis tactic of the bumbling criminal one-line-athon It does feel like it's filling space more than actually contributing anything to the comic, and it's the weakest part of[...]
Man of Steel #5 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair
Seeing Kal-El battle this beast in the orbit of the Earth to the tune of Adam Hughes art is pretty fantastic. The issue slows down after that, with Supergirl responding to another fire in Metropolis followed by the arrival of the Justice League. We get what went down between Clark, Lois, Jon, and the alleged Jor-El[...]
Man of Steel #3 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclairs
Rogol Zar makes his move against Superman, and it leaves Kal-El devastated. I won't spoil the specifics here, but Man of Steel #3 makes some large changes to a big part of Superman's lore — well, beyond Rogol Zar apparently being the actual cause of Krypton's death That one we already knew about. This issue handles the[...]
Superman Special #1 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez
The Man of Tomorrow's comic output has been very satisfying with talented writers. As such, I've been on a bit of a perpetual Superman high. All three stories of this special are enjoyable and highlight emblematic elements of Kal-El that his fans adore. The first shows him and his son upholding a promise while punching dinosaurs — which[...]
Happy 80th, Kal-El: Bleeding Cool's Favorite Superman Moments
Superman is the most iconic and recognizable character in comics history, and today Kal-El celebrates his 80th birthday April 18th, 1938 marks the first appearance of The Last Son of Krypton in Action Comics #1 and is celebrated across the infinite universes as good ol' Clark's natal day. Superman's first appearance on the cover of Action[...]
Teen Titans Go! to the movies
This has to be a dream come true for him- he famously named his son Kal-El after Clark Kent's Kryptonian birth name He once owned one of the more impressive vintage comic collections ever, until someone stole part of his collection, including his copy of Action Comics #1. And of course he was once tapped to[...]
Action Comics #993 cover by Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott, and Hi-Fi
Oz claims to be Jor-El, Kal-El's deceased father, who got transported away from Krypton right before his death Superman needs to know the truth Upon his arrival, things start seeming wrong very quickly. Booster Gold arrives in the Justice League Watchtower shortly after Clark's departure He's worried about the catastrophic changes that could arise from Superman's[...]
New Supergirl Trailer Brings in The Phantom Zone
In the trailer we get a better idea of the setup for the show including how her cousin Kal-El is older than her now when he was younger when they left Krypton Seems Kara Zor-El's ship was sent off course by a shock wave from the planet exploding and was sent into the Phantom Zone[...]