Jon Schnepp Helps Decrypt Krypton's Season 1 Finale

The final episode of Decrypting Krypton goes with the season finale and they bring in a big guest for it, Jon Schnepp, the writer/director of The Death of Superman Lives, the documentary about the unmade Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage Superman movie. Schnepp joins regular host Matt Hiscox and spotlighted artist Jen Vaughn in going over the season finale. Vaughn is best know for her runs as writer/artist on Adventure Time, Princesless, and Cartozia Tales. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the finale.

Jon Schnepp Helps Decrypt Krypton's Season 1 Finale

They go right into some of the big moments from the episode, including General Zod (Colin Salmon) saying the classic line "Kneel before Zod!" Schnepp also points out the awesome moment for Superman nerds to see Zod and Brainiac (Blake Ritson) walking together into the Fortress of Solitude. This was kind of a Gotham moment when you have two major villains like Penguin and Riddler together and there is no Batman anywhere. Here we have two of Superman's biggest villains, and Kal-El won't be born for another 200 years… if we're lucky.

They point out that the clone story being introduced over the last two episodes was a huge part of the comic history. In the World of Krypton series, it was the clones that lead to the war that eventually destroyed the planet. And the fact that Zod was able to get Brainiac to stop bottling Kandor because the possibility of greater knowledge seems like something Brainiac in the comics would do.

They then speculate that the Zod statue where Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) is means that Zod moves on and conquers Earth at some point and that Lyta (Georgina Campbell) may be having some second thoughts about her son rising to power. And they show how Doomsday escaping his containment chamber parallels when he first appeared in the comics.

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.