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Old November 6 2012, 08:57 PM   #16
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton

Well if it's 27 light years away and Superman is 27 years old...
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Old November 7 2012, 12:59 AM   #17
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See, this is why I gave up on comics. All these bloody reboots.
Superman and Wonder Woman are an item now. Lois Lane has pretty much been made a background character. These kids in charge now have no clue, only that to them, changing things is the only way to make them "better." DC lost me way back with the first "Crisis On Infinite Earths" when they destroyed the original DC multiverse. I was a diehard Earth-2 fan. JSA, the original Superman and Batman, the All-Star Squadron, Infinity Inc. and so on.

I think the changes in Supes' costume also has something to do with the settlement that finally happened between DC and the estates of Siegel and Schuster.

But as far as Krypton's star, I don't think this one fits the bill. I (and others) long thought Betelgeuse may be the star of Krypton.

Remeber, in the original comics, the star didn't go nova, like the Christopher Reeve movies (and "Superman Returns") show but Krypton itself was destroyed from within.
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Old November 7 2012, 01:00 AM   #18
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Well if it's 27 light years away and Superman is 27 years old...
So he's even two years younger now?

The late, great Dick Giordano of DC Comics (at one time, my comics art teacher) once said that Superman was "eternally 29"...
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Old November 7 2012, 01:01 AM   #19
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I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?
lol I was thinking the same thing, pretty hideous
To be fair, the artwork in that panel isn't too great. But I'm not a fan of Superman's new suit either.

Tyson in the book will be very cool to see indeed!
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Old November 7 2012, 01:03 AM   #20
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Well if it's 27 light years away and Superman is 27 years old...
So he's even two years younger now?

The late, great Dick Giordano of DC Comics (at one time, my comics art teacher) once said that Superman was "eternally 29"...
Back in the day, 27 or 29 was 'older' than it is today, so to speak.
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Old November 8 2012, 05:48 AM   #21
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Good story. Too bad Fisch won't be writing after Morrison leaves.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:42 AM   #22
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I thought it blew up.
It still did. But light travels at a certain speed... so... on Earth...

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Superman and Wonder Woman are an item now. Lois Lane has pretty much been made a background character. These kids in charge now have no clue, only that to them, changing things is the only way to make them "better."

And they might be right. The nu52 has been selling VERY well.... and really, isn't that what a business wants to do, sell its product?


I think the changes in Supes' costume also has something to do with the settlement that finally happened between DC and the estates of Siegel and Schuster.
I hadn't heard that. And I don't know why it would matter to any sort of settlement--which hasn't happened, litigation is still going on. I think they just thought, why is there underwear on the outside?

If anything, they did it to tie in with the movie's costume. But, there's no evidence of collaboration on it.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:54 AM   #23
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There was a settlement in the S&S heirs vs Warner/DC case? Even if true, I doubt that would cause a costume change. Most of the licensed product I see uses the pre52 costume.
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The heirs are getting ready to appeal the decision, but yes there was a settlement reached last month. I posted the link in the New 52 thread if you wanna go back a few pages to read it.
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Old November 8 2012, 08:20 PM   #25
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The heirs are getting ready to appeal the decision, but yes there was a settlement reached last month. I posted the link in the New 52 thread if you wanna go back a few pages to read it.
I'll have to go back, but your sentence doesn't make sense, if the two parties have reached a settlement, what is there to appeal?

From what I understood there was a settlement years ago, but because of the change in copyright law, they used that as an opportunity to relitgate and essentially break the previous settlement.
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Old November 8 2012, 08:36 PM   #26
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton

Should we start calling that star 'Rao' now?
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In that corner of the larger DC multiverse, apparently so.

Previous backstory versions in other parts of that multiverse have referenced - in reverse chronological order - a star in the Andromeda Galaxy, an unidentified red dwarf 50+ lightyears away, and Antares.
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Old November 9 2012, 01:27 AM   #28
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Here's an article on the appeal.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...ight-case.html

Pretty sure the star is still called Rao in the New 52. I recall the word being stated by Clark's ship in the first arc of Action Comics, while addressing Clark it says "El-Rao".
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Old November 9 2012, 08:14 AM   #29
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Yeah, that was stuff I knew. You had mentioned there was a settlement made a few months ago they were appealing... That's what confused me. There's no settlement. There's ongoing litigation.

There was an agreement a while ago... but that's what's being appealed.
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Old November 9 2012, 04:25 PM   #30
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I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?
The New 52

Basically another universe reboot. Here's the whole Justice League:

Hmmm. So I guess 1930's wrestling shorts over tights are now out of fashion.
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