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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 03:59:31 AM »

It's funny I've never heard of these stories before.  They are quite charming and it's sad that they are later retconned as part of some Iron Age plot.

Some very nice touches, like the Bat-pager.  The big difference is that so little plot is fit into the comic.  Modern comics are only 15-20 pages, but the whole thing would have been resolved in that space back in the 60s.  Reading the stories online, I scroll down, expecting to see another panel, and all I see is the bottom of the panel I'm reading --wasted space, showing some legs or trees!  What's so great about the art of Todd Grummett (besides his nationality) that he can't fit in a few more panels per page?

The real resolution: the Red K induced cranium actually causes Superman to project an illusion of his fondest desire for a brother and the real reason Batman is in town is to track down a plot to infect Metropolis by the Red K Gang who are using a tracker on Lois and Jimmy to get close to Superman --Batman needs to keep her away from Superman so they can't get near him.

Question: Superman's "brother" in the Phantom Zone? Mon-el?
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 05:09:06 AM »

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The scene where Clark shows up for work with the hat is fantastic!

Yeah, that was why I had to add the story to the site - just for that one scene.

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Question: Superman's "brother" in the Phantom Zone? Mon-el?

Makes sense to me.  They thought they were brothers when they first met, and lived as such for a bit, before Mon got his memory back.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 06:03:14 AM »

Better yet make it so it was Halk Kar, again, this time he thought that Superman of Earth-1 was his brother for sure, but at last, he isn't his real brother either  Tongue

Poor Halk Kar  :?
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2006, 11:40:16 AM »

So how's this going to get finished off without the Dominus-Kismet substory connection? Stay tuned.
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2006, 05:09:31 PM »

Hmm... how many "Superman brothers" appeared Pre-Crisis (including "Imaginary Stories")?  I've located:


Halk-Kar (Superman #80) From Thoron

Zal-El (Superman #132)  Imaginary Story younger brother

Knor-El (Superman #200)  Imaginary Story younger brother

Robert "Kent"? (Superboy #18 ) Temporarilly adopted by the Kents

Mon-El (Superboy #89) From Daxam

Jimmy Olsen (Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #19) Amnesiac delusion

Mickey Moran (Superman #256) Clark Kent's "kid brother for a day"

Cory Renwald (Superman #389) "Foster brother"?

Kor-El (World’s Finest Comics #246-7) Actually a disguised Parasite

And I do recall an Imaginary Story where Bruce Wayne was adopted by the Kents (plus one more where Bruce thought he came from Krypton), and another Imaginary Story where Lex Luthor as adopted.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2006, 08:06:57 PM »

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So how's this going to get finished off without the Dominus-Kismet substory connection? Stay tuned.

We've got a few story ideas.  Stay tuned is right!

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