An Empire in Kansas: The Legacy of TV's Smallville

I would like to invite you to take a quick little stroll down memory lane with me. It’s a pretty road alongside a vast cornfield, under the most impossibly blue Vancouver sky you’ve ever seen put to HD.

Pour yourselves a wholesome glass of milk and avoid the meteors, because we’re talking about Smallville, y’all.

Shaun Sipos: Superman's Strange Savior

For eighty years, Superman has been saving us. As our first comic book superhero, there’s arguably no one better at it. But what happens when Superman’s the one who needs to be saved?

Cameron Cuffe: Establishing Krypton's Legacy

It’s not unfair or inaccurate to say that Krypton is a show about Superman. However, it isn’t a Superman show. It’s set 200 years before the destruction of its titular planet, and the Man of Steel doesn’t appear on it. And yet, his heroic spirit is very much present in Seg-El, Kal-El’s grandfather and the hero of the Syfy hit. Scrappy, determined and rebellious, Seg-El is quite different from his grandson.

Krypton (2018 - Present)

What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position.  He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos). 

Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy”) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) and Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

 
Cast: 
Cameron Cuffe
Blake Ritson
Shaun Sipos
Georgina Campbell
Elliot Cowan
Ann Ogbomo
Aaron Pierre
Rasmus Hardiker
Wallis Day
Ian McElhinney
Colin Salmon
Executive Producers: 
David S. Goyer
Cameron Welsh
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

This Just Happened: The Truth About Mr. Oz is Revealed

There’s never been a family fight quite like what we’ve been seeing in “The Oz Effect,” the pivotal Superman storyline that wrapped up this week in ACTION COMICS #991. Since its start, we’ve learned that Mr. Oz is really Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father, who didn’t actually die during the destruction of Krypton, but found himself sent to Earth where he witnessed some of mankind’s brutal tendencies firsthand.

This Just Happened: The Kryptonians Face Off in EARTH 2!

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read EARTH 2 #25 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2! But is this novice any match for the twisted, brutal original Superman of Earth 2? Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid are looming, we see one Kryptonian against another – and the weight of the world is on them both!

5.2 Reasons We Love Action Comics' Superman

When superstar writer Grant Morrison launched ALL-STAR SUPERMAN back in 2005, he crafted a tale that took the Man of Steel back to his more classic roots while still approaching the character with modern sensibilities. He reinvented the Superman of old for today's audience and the end result quickly became lauded as one of the greatest Superman tales ever written.

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