Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1 comes out tomorrow, bringing us that closer to War of the Supermen and the end of the New Krypton storyline.
So the question is, how is all of this going to end. In particular, what is going to happen to New Krypton? I figured it was time for a poll to see what people think. So please vote and feel free to comment.
What is going to happen to New Krypton?
1) It's going to explode
There would be some odd karmic symmetry if New Krypton suffers the same fate as the original. It would certainly answer the question about the planet. But what about the 100,000 super-powered exiles? Maybe that's why they bring war to Earth?
2) The city gets shrunk again
Well, there is some odd symmetry here as well. We know Brainiac is the key villain in Last Stand so shrinking the city would be his modus operandi. It would restore 'The bottle city of Kandor' to the Superman mythos once more.
Even better, only the Kryptonians who weren't in the city would remain normal size. Maybe the War of the Supermen isn't waged with 100,000 Kryptonians. Maybe it is a much smaller number, those able to escape being reshrunk.
3) It gets shunted into the Phantom Zone
The Phantom Zone doesn't currently exist (although I think Chris/Nightwing will bring about it's recreation. In theory you could shunt the whole planet and population into the Zone. Alura back in the 'safety zone'!
4) It phases out of this dimension
The original Kandor was restored on Rokyn, a phase world which shifted out of our dimension except for a few days now and then.
By phasing it out of the universe, you neatly solve the problem. It would bring back the Silver Age feel of Rokyn. The characters would be there for future stories but inaccessible for over exposure.
5) It gets displaced in time
We know that Rokyn exists in the future, at least as seen in the Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes comic from a few of years ago. Here is Supergirl looking out at the ROokyn cityscape in issue #23.
Now that Legion isn't in continuity now so who knows if the future Rokyn is still in the DCU.
6) Some amalgam of the above choices
I can easily imagine that the city gets shrunk, the planet explodes, and the bad guys get sent back to the Phantom Zone. So maybe more than one answer above makes sense.
Maybe I haven't even thought of what's going to happen. If you vote 'other' please let me know what you are thinking!
As I have said in the past, as much as I enjoyed New Krypton, I am excited to see how it all resolves!