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Subj: Re: Action Comics #987 - The Fantastic Mr Oz....
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 at 11:38:10 am EDT (Viewed 125 times)
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 at 01:51:24 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)

    Over the years we have had many a fine story that has honoured the lives and place of the Kents in the role of Clark Kent's parents, how nice it might have been to see similar honour given to Jor-el, and done so in a less mean-spirited take on that much loved predecessor . . . .

I've noted that Johns, and others, seem to believe that there is no good Kryptonian other than Superman (Supergirl and Krypto being the exceptions). It's not merely Zod or H'El, but even in situations like WONK, the Kryptonian race is far from advanced, and a threat to humanity for unknown reasons of antipathy. Superboy-Prime is the worst offender, but even the Earth 2/Golden Age Superman was returned only to be an adversary to Superman, when either should be possessed of a similar moral compass.

While I'm still interested in the storyline, I worry about ramifications if it isn't handled well. Superman is very, very distant from his Kryptonian heritage these days, to point that he seems unconcerned about any furthering of that heritage, let alone preservation. A mad Jor-El would make Krypton a flawed society, with Superman being it's sole gem, and only because he landed on Earth, making Earth and humanity the conceit that makes Superman, rather than him being a mixture of both, mirroring the immigrant experience he hails from.

Great review!

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