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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2006, 05:43:24 AM »

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Awesome.

The Floating city had over 1 million people.

Other 70s inventions, as well as many of the items form the Adams 2-page globe, are not in Supermanica.  Like "Valthor" (sp?) --the city of a "highly developed black race" (Huh??).
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2006, 01:38:12 PM »

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Other 70s inventions, as well as many of the items form the Adams 2-page globe, are not in Supermanica.  Like "Valthor" (sp?) --the city of a "highly developed black race" (Huh??).

"Vathlo Island" - see http://superman.nu/a/Krypton/map/9-vathlo.php

It looks like you had to have an afro and wear a big gold medallion in order to live there.  Just imagine if Brainiac had stolen Vathlo instead of Kandor - it'd make for some great stories!

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2006, 04:27:56 PM »

and http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Vathlo_Island

which has some added info
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 05:40:23 PM »

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"Vathlo Island" - see http://superman.nu/a/Krypton/map/9-vathlo.php

It looks like you had to have an afro and wear a big gold medallion in order to live there.  Just imagine if Brainiac had stolen Vathlo instead of Kandor - it'd make for some great stories!

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That would have been far-out!

Have there been any other non-white Kryptonians, I wonder?
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2006, 05:49:05 PM »

If krypton were anywhere near as large as jupiter there would be room for 900 billion or more people. :twisted:   Of course the super-matter that krypton was made up of was super-dense.  Super-matter probably has anti-gravity properties.  Maggin describes kal's body being as dense as dwarf-star material.  Kryptonite & other things from krypton should be super-heavy on earth.  No human should be able to lift a kryptonian object.  Also a planet larger than earth composed of super-matter should collapse into a black hole.  Unless super-matter has anti-gravity properties.  Of some kind.  That might also explain how krypton could have an atmosphere that earth humans could breathe.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2006, 12:08:04 AM »

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 Maggin describes kal's body being as dense as dwarf-star material.  Kryptonite & other things from krypton should be super-heavy on earth.  No human should be able to lift a kryptonian object.


Now we're getting somewhere.  I always wonder about this: it seems that Superman's weight is treated inconsistently.  Bullies can push Clark over, Lois can lift his hair but not cut it.  On other occasions, as Superman, he is immovable, whether floating in mid-air or standing in the path of a nuclear bomb, battleship or freight train.  

I can understand Kryptonian technology having built-in, gravity compensating or defying features that allow Earth humans to use it but the same shouldn't be the case for kryptonite, Kryptonian monkeys, etc.


As well, his cape flaps in the wind.

And do the Atom and Superman have similar qualities (besides strong moral character)?
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2006, 07:13:39 PM »

I actually consider the Kryptonian's internuclear bonds to be strengthened under a yellow sun, and no reall increase in MASS at all. (I know that's contradicting Maggin, but it doesn't fit all those times Superman lost his memory, etc. and didn't sink through the Earth.  Or Beppo. Or any Kryptonian object.) However, it may be the same abilities that allow him to fly allows him to control INERTIA---i.e., when something slams into him he can "turn up" the intertia so it's LIKE he weighed ten tons.

Again, my theory only. BTW, the internuclear bonds being strengthened is stolen from Larry Niven's idea about the Puppeteer's impenetrable hulls.

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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2006, 06:54:24 AM »

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Other 70s inventions, as well as many of the items form the Adams 2-page globe, are not in Supermanica.  Like "Valthor" (sp?) --the city of a "highly developed black race" (Huh??).

"Vathlo Island" - see http://superman.nu/a/Krypton/map/9-vathlo.php

It looks like you had to have an afro and wear a big gold medallion in order to live there.  Just imagine if Brainiac had stolen Vathlo instead of Kandor - it'd make for some great stories!

That's a great idea, Rao. It certainly would've made a great "Imaginary Story" in the Silver/Bronze Age.

Incidentally, did any Vathloan Kryptonians survive the planet's destruction?
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