School Vance Astro on Superman!

#1 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

  I haven't read Superman,but I want to start.Just want to know a few things before I get started. 
 
 
What is Superman and Lois Lane's relationship status?
What is New Krypton? 
Where did Flamebird and Nightwing (Chris Kent) come from? 
Does Powergirl and Supergirl's storylines currently have anything to do with Superman's? 
Where are Cyborg Superman and Superman Prime? 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? 
 
More questions will follow...    

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#2 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now.

#4 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman?
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#5 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Most
#6 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty much

#8 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Mutant X (1543 posts) - - Show Bio
@Editman said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Most "
That's pretty lame. Why not give all of Gotham high-tech gadgets and costumes that resemble bats. And put them on high protein diets. Haha.
#10 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Editman said:
" Pretty much "
So,was there people born there who are now like Superman?
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#11 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is.
#12 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is. "
That's actually pretty cool.I don't know why I didn't like Kent before...oh yea the stupid ass feats.
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#13 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Editman said:
" Pretty much "
So,was there people born there who are now like Superman? "
I think All Kryptonians have Supes Power, but he is stronger because he spent more time in the yellow sun,idk
#14 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is. "
That's actually pretty cool.I don't know why I didn't like Kent before...oh yea the stupid ass feats. "
Its actually pretty cool. New Krypton is split into three different Guilds. There is the Military(Superman) which is for the protection of New Krypton. Then there is the Science Guild which comes up with new things to make life better on New Krypton. Then there is the Labor Guild(Slaves) lol
#15 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is. "
That's actually pretty cool.I don't know why I didn't like Kent before...oh yea the stupid ass feats. "
Its actually pretty cool. New Krypton is split into three different Guilds. There is the Military(Superman) which is for the protection of New Krypton. Then there is the Science Guild which comes up with new things to make life better on New Krypton. Then there is the Labor Guild(Slaves) lol "
didn't Kara join the Science Guild?
#16 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think she has joined any. I know that Supes' aunt, I think, is in the Science guild.

#17 Posted by Chaos Agent (2150 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
"   I haven't read Superman,but I want to start.Just want to know a few things before I get started.   What is Superman and Lois Lane's relationship status?What is New Krypton? Where did Flamebird and Nightwing (Chris Kent) come from? Does Powergirl and Supergirl's storylines currently have anything to do with Superman's? Where are Cyborg Superman and Superman Prime? Who is currently Superman's biggest foe?  More questions will follow...     "
  1. Married. Superman is currently off world but that's not because of any change in their relationship. Greg Rucka confirmed that relationship is solid.
  2. New Krypton was the city of Kandor that was kept by Brainiac on his ship and that Superman when freeing it accidently released it in the antartica (or was it the north pole?). Due to various conflicts between the people of Earth and Kandor, Alura, the aunt of Superman, mother of Supergirl and new representative of Kandor decided to take the complete city with their population to a planet on the opposite position when looking at the sun that Earth has, then transformed it into a planet and named it new Krypton.
  3. Flamebird is Thara Ak-var. The adopted (not confirmed but strongly implied) daughter of the parents of Supergirl once Kandor was stolen from Krypton, she is also the former head of security for the representants of Krypton, she recently revealed to have fire based powers that other kryptonians have never shown, this almost surely due to his connection to the legendary Flamebird of Kryptonian mythology. Chris is the son of General Zod and his wife Alura, given birth inside the Phantom Zone giving him different characteristics to most kryptonians. (EX: Tactile telekinesis like the one of Connor Kent, almost invulnerable to Kryptonite, lesser strong (physically) than other kryptonians and sudden age changes.) That's a vague description which is completely filled in Greg Rucka's latest action comics annual. Strong read that I highly recommend, features the origins of both Flamebird and Nightwing and how they got together, as well as give a strong talk into Kryptonian mythos.
  4. Powergirl as far as I know doesn't, prove being that it's the only current series not put with the Superman preview solicits in Newsarama. Supergirl though is strongly connected and is sure to be even more with the upcoming crossovers Codename: Patriot which features all the 4 main comics and a crossover with  Greg Rucka's Action Comics named "The hunt for Metron".
  5. Cyborg Superman hasn't been seen since the final of the Sinestro Corps war, he was being taken by the manhunters. Superman Prime was recently in Final Crisis: Legion of three worlds and according to a news article of G-man, he'll be in the 4th issue of the soon to be relaunched Adventure Comics featuring Superboy (Connor Kent) and the Legion of Superheroes.
  6. General Zod (Kneel before Zod!...sorry I just love it)
hope that helps
#18 Posted by Editgirl (277 posts) - - Show Bio
@Editman said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is. "
That's actually pretty cool.I don't know why I didn't like Kent before...oh yea the stupid ass feats. "
Its actually pretty cool. New Krypton is split into three different Guilds. There is the Military(Superman) which is for the protection of New Krypton. Then there is the Science Guild which comes up with new things to make life better on New Krypton. Then there is the Labor Guild(Slaves) lol "
didn't Kara join the Science Guild? "
(this is post for a friend xP) 

Editman you dumb@$$, and Yes Supergirl joined the science guild 
 
(again... this is for a friend xD)
#19 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Editgirl said:
" @Editman said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" @Nobody said:
" The only ones I can really answer are
 
 What is New Krypton? Is Kandor on a planet existing on the opposite side of Sun from Earth. It is the home of well the Krpytonians and is lead by General Zod.
 
Who is currently Superman's biggest foe? I would say General Zod is the biggest threat right now. "
So are all the people on New Kryton endowed with the same abilities as actual Kryptonians like Superman? "
Yes, currently Superman is in character of training them since no one else is used to their powers like he is. "
That's actually pretty cool.I don't know why I didn't like Kent before...oh yea the stupid ass feats. "
Its actually pretty cool. New Krypton is split into three different Guilds. There is the Military(Superman) which is for the protection of New Krypton. Then there is the Science Guild which comes up with new things to make life better on New Krypton. Then there is the Labor Guild(Slaves) lol "
didn't Kara join the Science Guild? "
(this is post for a friend xP) 

Editman you dumb@$$, and Yes Supergirl joined the science guild  (again... this is for a friend xD) "
-_-....................Stupid trick, (Not YOU your friend)
#20 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chaos Agent said:
" @Vance Astro said:
"   I haven't read Superman,but I want to start.Just want to know a few things before I get started.   What is Superman and Lois Lane's relationship status?What is New Krypton? Where did Flamebird and Nightwing (Chris Kent) come from? Does Powergirl and Supergirl's storylines currently have anything to do with Superman's? Where are Cyborg Superman and Superman Prime? Who is currently Superman's biggest foe?  More questions will follow...     "
  1. Married. Superman is currently off world but that's not because of any change in their relationship. Greg Rucka confirmed that relationship is solid.
  2. New Krypton was the city of Kandor that was kept by Brainiac on his ship and that Superman when freeing it accidently released it in the antartica (or was it the north pole?). Due to various conflicts between the people of Earth and Kandor, Alura, the aunt of Superman, mother of Supergirl and new representative of Kandor decided to take the complete city with their population to a planet on the opposite position when looking at the sun that Earth has, then transformed it into a planet and named it new Krypton.
  3. Flamebird is Thara Ak-var. The adopted (not confirmed but strongly implied) daughter of the parents of Supergirl once Kandor was stolen from Krypton, she is also the former head of security for the representants of Krypton, she recently revealed to have fire based powers that other kryptonians have never shown, this almost surely due to his connection to the legendary Flamebird of Kryptonian mythology. Chris is the son of General Zod and his wife Alura, given birth inside the Phantom Zone giving him different characteristics to most kryptonians. (EX: Tactile telekinesis like the one of Connor Kent, almost invulnerable to Kryptonite, lesser strong (physically) than other kryptonians and sudden age changes.) That's a vague description which is completely filled in Greg Rucka's latest action comics annual. Strong read that I highly recommend, features the origins of both Flamebird and Nightwing and how they got together, as well as give a strong talk into Kryptonian mythos.
  4. Powergirl as far as I know doesn't, prove being that it's the only current series not put with the Superman preview solicits in Newsarama. Supergirl though is strongly connected and is sure to be even more with the upcoming crossovers Codename: Patriot which features all the 4 main comics and a crossover with  Greg Rucka's Action Comics named "The hunt for Metron".
  5. Cyborg Superman hasn't been seen since the final of the Sinestro Corps war, he was being taken by the manhunters. Superman Prime was recently in Final Crisis: Legion of three worlds and according to a news article of G-man, he'll be in the 4th issue of the soon to be relaunched Adventure Comics featuring Superboy (Connor Kent) and the Legion of Superheroes.
  6. General Zod (Kneel before Zod!...sorry I just love it)
hope that helps "
Thanks alot.
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#21 Posted by Edit Lad (4 posts) - - Show Bio

ooh my mentors are here :D

#22 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edit Lad said:
" ooh my mentors are here :D "
O_o WTF?
#23 Posted by Chaos Agent (2150 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Chaos Agent said:
" @Vance Astro said:
"   I haven't read Superman,but I want to start.Just want to know a few things before I get started.   What is Superman and Lois Lane's relationship status?What is New Krypton? Where did Flamebird and Nightwing (Chris Kent) come from? Does Powergirl and Supergirl's storylines currently have anything to do with Superman's? Where are Cyborg Superman and Superman Prime? Who is currently Superman's biggest foe?  More questions will follow...     "
  1. Married. Superman is currently off world but that's not because of any change in their relationship. Greg Rucka confirmed that relationship is solid.
  2. New Krypton was the city of Kandor that was kept by Brainiac on his ship and that Superman when freeing it accidently released it in the antartica (or was it the north pole?). Due to various conflicts between the people of Earth and Kandor, Alura, the aunt of Superman, mother of Supergirl and new representative of Kandor decided to take the complete city with their population to a planet on the opposite position when looking at the sun that Earth has, then transformed it into a planet and named it new Krypton.
  3. Flamebird is Thara Ak-var. The adopted (not confirmed but strongly implied) daughter of the parents of Supergirl once Kandor was stolen from Krypton, she is also the former head of security for the representants of Krypton, she recently revealed to have fire based powers that other kryptonians have never shown, this almost surely due to his connection to the legendary Flamebird of Kryptonian mythology. Chris is the son of General Zod and his wife Alura, given birth inside the Phantom Zone giving him different characteristics to most kryptonians. (EX: Tactile telekinesis like the one of Connor Kent, almost invulnerable to Kryptonite, lesser strong (physically) than other kryptonians and sudden age changes.) That's a vague description which is completely filled in Greg Rucka's latest action comics annual. Strong read that I highly recommend, features the origins of both Flamebird and Nightwing and how they got together, as well as give a strong talk into Kryptonian mythos.
  4. Powergirl as far as I know doesn't, prove being that it's the only current series not put with the Superman preview solicits in Newsarama. Supergirl though is strongly connected and is sure to be even more with the upcoming crossovers Codename: Patriot which features all the 4 main comics and a crossover with  Greg Rucka's Action Comics named "The hunt for Metron".
  5. Cyborg Superman hasn't been seen since the final of the Sinestro Corps war, he was being taken by the manhunters. Superman Prime was recently in Final Crisis: Legion of three worlds and according to a news article of G-man, he'll be in the 4th issue of the soon to be relaunched Adventure Comics featuring Superboy (Connor Kent) and the Legion of Superheroes.
  6. General Zod (Kneel before Zod!...sorry I just love it)
hope that helps "
Thanks alot. "
no problem
 
anything else?
#24 Posted by Edit Lad (4 posts) - - Show Bio
@Editman said:
" @Edit Lad said:
" ooh my mentors are here :D "
O_o WTF? "
less funny faces. More crime fighting!
#25 Posted by Editman (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL

#26 Posted by danhimself (22493 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
"  I haven't read Superman,but I want to start.Just want to know a few things before I get started.  
  What is Superman and Lois Lane's relationship status? 
What is New Krypton?  
Where did Flamebird and Nightwing (Chris Kent) come from? 
 Does Powergirl and Supergirl's storylines currently have anything to do with Superman's? 
 Where are Cyborg Superman and Superman Prime? Who is currently Superman's biggest foe?   
More questions will follow...     "

easy stuff 
1. married 
2. located on the opposite side of the sun it's the bottled city of kandor reenlarged and using their crystal tech they made a new krypton where the 100,000 kryptonians live 
3. Flamebird is from New Krypton...Chris Kent is Zod and Ursa's son from the phantom zone he's now suffering through the pain of extreme aging 
4. Powergirl? no...Supergirl? yes she's currently attached to the New Krypton arc traveling from New Krypton to earth for missions given to her by her mother 
5. Cyborg was all but destroyed during the Sinestro Corps Wars and as far as I know hasn't been seen since....During Legion of 3 worlds Prime was sent back to Earth prime but will shortly be returning to fight Conner
#27 Posted by Chaos Agent (2150 posts) - - Show Bio

btw there will be a Superman Secret Files 2009 one-shot in I believe August 12 which will have profiles of all the major current and future players of the Superman comics and brief stories featuring them.
 
Would be a great place to start in case you don't want to play catch up (which you should, they are all good lol)

#28 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chaos Agent said:
no problem  anything else? "
I'll ask more questions as I find stuff in the comics I don't know.
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#29 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" Its actually pretty cool. New Krypton is split into three different Guilds. There is the Military(Superman) which is for the protection of New Krypton. Then there is the Science Guild which comes up with new things to make life better on New Krypton. Then there is the Labor Guild(Slaves) lol "
There's also the religious guild and artists guild.
#30 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone tell me where Krypto is?

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#31 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" Can someone tell me where Krypto is? "
Kent's house in Smallville with Superboy I'm guessing (like seen in Adventure Comics #1 and Blackest Night: Superman #1).
#32 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks Wanderer.

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#33 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? 


 


 
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#34 Posted by danhimself (22493 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
"

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? 


 


 
"

wish i would have seen this earlier 
 
but anyway...because Chris Kent was born in the Phantom Zone his body chemistry is different from normal Kryptonians and since the Phantom Zone was destroyed and he's now out in the real world his body is going through aging spasms...that's why he's so much older than he was when he first appeared and why he's so much weaker than normal kryptonians and has TK like Conner
#35 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks danhimself.

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#36 Posted by Racer_X (663 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" Thanks danhimself. "
just curious but why the sudden interest in superman?
#37 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Racer_X said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" Thanks danhimself. "
just curious but why the sudden interest in superman? "
I kept seeing scans from Action comics and they looked good so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.I like the direction the comic is going in and the concept of New Krypton.
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#38 Posted by Racer_X (663 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" @Racer_X said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" Thanks danhimself. "
just curious but why the sudden interest in superman? "
I kept seeing scans from Action comics and they looked good so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.I like the direction the comic is going in and the concept of New Krypton. "
ahh i c 
i got some of the superman/batman comics which are pretty good too
#39 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone know what changed about Supes in the NEW 52?

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#40 Posted by Billy Batson (57957 posts) - - Show Bio

His suit.
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#41 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

He and Lois aren't married anymore, his parents are dead, his best friend is Jimmy Olsen, the first time he flew was with the Legion of Superheroes, Krypto's in the Phantom Zone along with Zod, and the only important enemies seen thus far are Luthor, Darkseid, and Metallo (to my knowledge anyway)

Oh, and the suit. It's Kryptonian battle armor, from what I gather.

#42 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

...I thought you didn't care about Superman? :/

#43 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
...I thought you didn't care about Superman? :/
I made this thread didn't I?
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#44 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

He and Lois aren't married anymore, his parents are dead, his best friend is Jimmy Olsen, the first time he flew was with the Legion of Superheroes, Krypto's in the Phantom Zone along with Zod, and the only important enemies seen thus far are Luthor, Darkseid, and Metallo (to my knowledge anyway)

Oh, and the suit. It's Kryptonian battle armor, from what I gather.

Thanks.
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