Hmm. DC released a trailer for its “New Krypton” arc during Wonder-con this past weekend, and since I’ve posted more than a few Marvel videos of the same ilk, I wanted to try and play (I don’t know if this is DC’s first trailer, but it’s the first one I’ve seen). For those who aren’t aware, apparently there are now 100,000 Kryptonians living on a fresh-grown planet on the opposite side of the sun from Earth (as is standard). Where 100,000 Kryptonians came from is a mystery to me, although I’m sure a few of the commenters won’t mind explaining. Superman in persona non grata on New Krypton, because he got all huffy when the Kryptonians killed a bunch of measly humans while they were hanging on Earth. Oh, and now they’ve freed Zod to lead them, and I’m sure that’s going to work out great for everybody.
Between Green Goblin in Marvel and Zod at DC, this is really the year of the massive career criminal gaining high political office. I guess the system really does work! (Via Newsarama)
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