Superman: New Krypton vol. 4

And with this book we come to the end of the “middle” of the New Krypton story, and the end of the concurrent storytelling.  And not a moment too soon.  There’s been a lot of energy spent trying to keep track of the different threads and the internal chronology of this epic.  Actually, the first issue in this current book is already printed at the start of the Codename: Patriot book, just for the sake of these trades actually carrying the entirety of the actual New Kryptons series.  Continue reading Superman: New Krypton vol. 4

Superman: New Krypton vol. 2

Superman: New Krypton vol. 2 more or less completes the prologue for the whole New Krypton epic.  By the end of the book, we’ve got most of the major players in place:  Nightwing & Flamebird, General Lane, Lex Luthor, Superwoman, Assassin, Reactron, Guardian, Brainiac, and so on.  And even more significantly, Zor-El is struck down and New Krypton is an actual planet.  And even General Zod is back in play. Continue reading Superman: New Krypton vol. 2

Superman: New Krypton vol. 1

A while ago, I decided to give the Superman mega-story, New Krypton, a real go.  And then more recently, 15 trade paperbacks later (plus 2 prologues), I have finally completed it.  So it’s been quite an investment.  Worth it?  Eh…it’s hard to say.  It’s not terrible by any means, though I can see it might have been a bit much to read it as it came out – and maybe it tries to deal with a few too many threads to really hold together as a solid story, but it’s interesting to see DC undertake such an ambitious arc.  So now I’m going to give it a quick re-read, starting with New Krypton vol. 1. Continue reading Superman: New Krypton vol. 1