Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Poll: What Will Happen To New Krypton?

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.

7) Other

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!

11 comments:

Mauricio said...

4.is a good end. Like silver age.

keep them as part of the character's legacy, but keep them contained and not overused.

TalOs said...

Hmm,,, I really don't want DC to just blow it up like it's ancestor, noir do I want it reverted back to just being the "bottle city of Kandor" yet again either. (The residents would probably see Superman as the all new Brainiac if he were to do that) I think having it go the way of Pre-COIE Rokyn (i.e. shifted to another dimension ("Safety" or "Suvival Zone")) may be the only safe option to take for if the planet was moved to another time period what's to stop Brainiac 1.0 from abducting it a second time around like it's ancestor? :-/

Anonymous said...

Fundamentalists will seize power in the wake of Brainiac's attack...Alura will finally be deposed on grounds of gross ineptitude. "The Krypton Arms" condo association will be moved to a red sun system and be renamed "Rokyn".
Alura will take to strong drink and otherwise fume helplessly as her daughter becomes Earth's Greatest Heroine.
:D

John Feer

Saranga said...

I really really hope it doesn't get blown up or shrunk. I want it have a lasting presence in the DCU, whether that's because it's been phased out to a different dimension (But pleas not the Krypton Zone - somewhere safe would be nice) or because it's been displaced in time. Either would be good with me.

Bibliomike said...

I voted "displaced in time" but only because "displaced in space" didn't seem to be a choice... Why couldn't they go find a nice star without planets to orbit, and then we can all live peacefully? ;-)

Or, what if it gets shunted back in time and becomes -- drumroll -- the orignal Krypton?!?! Temporal paradox! ;-)

TalOs said...

@Bibilomike: shunted back in time to become the original Krypton? How would that even work? You'd have to then explain away the lack of Jor-El, Nim-El (his twin biological bro (if he even existed come current continuity)), Zor-El, Lara and Dondra (Nim's wife) as such. :-/

mathematicscore said...

I agree that it seems they're going to do something rash, but I'd rather see Superman back on Earth with New Krypton, Earth and Saturn involved in interesting Solar politics. Aren't there some Venusians of some description too? It think that's way more interesting than sweeping everything under some Maguffin rug.

Gene said...

I really like John Feer's idea (Krypton Arms condo association, LOL!) Just have the surviving populace move to the planet that Superman and Supergirl visited in Maelstrom.

Anj said...

I really don't want DC to just blow it up like it's ancestor, noir do I want it reverted back to just being the "bottle city of Kandor" yet again either. (The residents would probably see Superman as the all new Brainiac if he were to do that) I think having it go the way of Pre-COIE Rokyn (i.e. shifted to another dimension ("Safety" or "Suvival Zone"))

I think the Rokyn answer is the easiest. No mass casualties, still 'exist' so more stories can happen in the future, etc.

Anj said...

I voted "displaced in time" but only because "displaced in space" didn't seem to be a choice... Why couldn't they go find a nice star without planets to orbit, and then we can all live peacefully? ;-)

Thanks for the post.

I suppose that's true. They could just push the thing to a whole different galaxy!

Bibliomike said...

@TalOS -- It wouldn't work, of course. I was more just making a little joke. (And, as Spock once told Chekov, "Extremely little" )