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11-17-2006, 08:35 PM
11-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson just closed a major deal with DC Comics and HarperCollins Books to write “Last Days of Krypton,” an epic novel about the demise of Superman’s home planet. The novel, reminiscent of “The Last Days of Pompeii,” shows the pomp and grandeur of a doomed world, the politics and struggles, brave heroes and traitors, and finally the escape of one baby. The story features Jor-El and Lara (Superman's parents), as well as famous villains General Zod and Brainiac, and how a whole planet came to be destroyed. In almost 70 years of “Superman,” this complete story has never been told.
Anderson, who also won science-fiction’s highest paid advance for co-authoring a series of DUNE novels with Brian J. Herbert in 2004, is one of science fiction’s most successful authors, not to mention most prolific. Since 1993, 40 of his novels have appeared on national and international best seller lists, and he has over 20 million books in print worldwide, translated into 29 languages.
Fans of Superman legend and of Kevin J. Anderson can expect the new book to release in Fall 2007. For more information, please visit www.wordfire.com
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It a story that never really been told big
11-17-2006, 09:20 PM
It sounds like it could be interesting. Wasn't this sort of thing tackled already in the World of Krypton 4 issue miniseries that came out around the time that Byrne was on the books? I'm a bit torn on Anderson's work though, his Dune stuff wasn't all that enjoyable but I liked most the Star Wars stuff of his that I've read.
I'll probably give this a chance, depends on what the reviews are like.
11-18-2006, 10:26 PM
Never been told...
except in Man of Steel/World of Krypton
the pre-crisis comics where he eventually seemed to visit every other freakin' weekend
The first Christopher Reeve movie
Last Son of Krypton; the pilot to the Timmverse cartoon
the Superman Returns novelization by Wolfman
The pilot to the George Reeves Superman show
the unfolding subplots in Lois&Clark, and Smallville...
I'm just poking fun at the publicity blurb though, I'll definitely get the book.
Speaking of which, any one know if that novel with Superman, Martian Manhunter and Lobo has come out yet? I think it was called "Last Sons".
Bored at 3:00AM
11-18-2006, 10:29 PM
Yeah, proclaiming a story has never been told before with a franchise that's been in continuous publication for more than sixty years is pretty stupid.
Every story has been told by now.
That said, it could make for a good story.
11-23-2006, 09:04 PM
Duper, Last Sons came out back in June, I believe. Then, Inherritance came out in September (?), and Helltown just came out. I haven't picked Helltown up, yet, but not for lack of trying.
Oh, and I'll definitely be picking this book up.
11-25-2006, 09:37 AM
I suspect "never been told" is a way of targeting non-comic readers. For many people who will be reached by a novel instead of a comic book, this story really hasn't been told.
11-25-2006, 10:34 AM
Well, the animated series also told the story - didn't it? You know, what with Braniac and all that?
11-25-2006, 10:38 AM
They said the COMPLETE story has never been told. Which is true. In the animated series, the movie, the Byrne comics etc. all that's been depicted is the last few days as Jor-El realises Krypton is doomed and then sends Supes off in the rocket.
The backstory's never really been fleshed out in much detail, certainly nothing as long as a novel.
11-25-2006, 10:40 AM
yea that what I got from it to
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