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« on: May 16, 2007, 10:06:01 AM »

I wonder if any one has any feedback on the following question: I remember reading a story where Superman comes up against a villian who claims to have visited Krypton just before it's destruction.

He found that Jor-El had made some blunders in his calculations and that Krypton wouldn't explode. However, he initiated some chain reaction that eventually led to Krypton's destruction.

Superman eventually defeats the villian, and turns him into stone. I'm sure Superman had the help of some one fropm the Phantom Zone, because this character breaks the statue, arguing that someone could find a way of restoring him.

A major part of the story was set in the Fortress of Solitude. It is possible that Batman may have been involved in the story? I probably read this story in the middle-to-late 1960's, possibly the early 1970's.

Any ideas on the name of the villian? Whenever I look up details on the detsruction of Krypton this story never seems to be mentioned, always going along with the standard view that Krypton was destroyed due to natural causes as predicted by Jor-El. Is this a forgotten story, or has it been decided that it was not to be part of the accepted Superman history?
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 07:42:08 AM »

I'm drawing a blank on that one....

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 08:12:46 AM »

This sounds like Black Zero, from Superman #205 (April 1968).  See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Zero (Pre-Crisis Black Zero)
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 12:05:01 PM »

Sounds like one of Julian's Mopees to me!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 04:11:39 PM »

And its an Otto Binder story... Grin

I added it to Supermanica.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 01:12:45 AM »

And its an Otto Binder story... Grin

I added it to Supermanica.

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 04:02:36 PM »

Checked up dto's suggestion and this seems to fit. For those interested the story is:
Black Zero appeared in Superman #205 (1968), in a story entitled "The Man Who Destroyed Krypton"

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Zero#Pre-Crisis_Black_Zero).

Following the links, there was a suggestion that Black Zero cancelled out the attempt by the Green Lantern Tomar Re's to prevent the destruction (as seen in Superman #257 (1972)), meaning the two sets of interference cancelled each other out, and Jor-El was right.

However, looking at http://www.supermansupersite.com/1972.html this doesn't seem to fit to well?

Thanks, Jimmy-Neutron
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 05:25:14 PM »

Its just one of those awkward stories that takes more explaining than its worth (for example the attempt to integrate it with Tomar Re).

You can read almost the entire story here:

http://www.thenostalgialeague.com/cr/forgotten-superman.html
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