Written by Jeph Loeb; art by Ed McGuinness
and Cam Smith; edited by Eddie Berganza; cover by Ed McGuinness
There are certain noises that when you hear them, you never
It's like they take you back to that place and time, just for a
The rooster crowing at 5:00 AM
The foal dropping from her mare.
The husk coming off the spring corn.
When my son would cry inside his crib.
One noise, not like any other, haunts me to this day.
I never thought I'd hear it again... until tonight.
One night, years ago, a sound so loud it hurt your ears came screaming
across the sky and something crashed down in the
It was some kind of rocket and inside... I still get a little choked
up about it... inside the rocket...
Inside, there was a baby without a single scratch on
My life and Martha's were changed that night forever. And it all
began with that sound...
There were, of course, questions about the baby. Something like
that doesn't just fall out of the sky -- particularly in
Martha and I thought it might've been the Russians
messing around with their space program.
But... what we learned was far more... amazing.
My son came from a doomed planet called "KRYPTON" -- in
some faraway spot in the universe.
As near as we could piece together, this... Krypton... wasn't the
homiest of places.
"Different," as some folks would say.
But, as we adopted Clark, in turn, he adopted not just us... but the
whole planet Earth.
With all our dents, and scratches, and imperfections, I don't think
I'm bragging when I say he became the most human of us all.