Re: OT: Greg Cox writing Man of Steel Novelization
Congratulations, Greg! Sounds like a great gig. I won't ask if you work only from a script or if you get to see the film.
Where are you getting that? If you're going from the "Synopsis" page there, you seem to be extrapolating that from a single word, "is," which in context seems to be a typo for "was" (since the sentence starts out saying "years ago").
As a president once said "It depends what the meaning of the word 'is' is."
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)