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    Default Ever heard of a novel called Last Days of Krypton?

    It appears to star Superman's family and also features General Zod.

    Edit: Ignore the typo, it's not an alternate universe version of Krypton.
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    Yup. Sitting on the shelf behind me. Sadly I haven't gotten to read it yet, keep forgetting about it. But I have it. So I will read it one day....surely.

    And no it's not an alternate universe story, just set prior to Krypton's destruction which is where we usually get stories concerning Krypton.

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    That was just a joke about me spelling Krypton wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprobableQuestion View Post
    It appears to star Superman's family and also features General Zod.

    Edit: Ignore the typo, it's not an alternate universe version of Krypton.
    I own it, I never read it though. Was just forced to read a book at a time I didn't care too and picked it up.

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    Read it. Not bad for a stand alone story. Wasn't really set in any Superman history I'm familiar with, but it had little nods in there to different concepts (Zod, Argo City/Zor-El, J'onn J'onzz) that were fleshed out in new ways.

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    Read it, own it. Solid story, though too many false climaxes (there are like 3 different things that seem like they could spell the end of Krypton), and the prose is rather workmanlike.
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    It was good. Enjoyed his 1950's Superman/Batman novel more - "Enemies & Allies"

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    I own it, thought it was a cool story. Not very well written, like Dispenser said, but a fun story.

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    I rather enjoyed it. I agree that there are too many fake-outs in regards to how Krypton will be destroyed, and I didn't enjoy including the Martians, but overall it's a well-crafted look at Jor-El, the Council, Brainiac and the influence of capturing Kandor, and the rise and fall of Zod.

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    I thought is was great. As important as the story of the destruction of Krypton is, it usually only gets a quick look. This is four hundred-some page novel that really gets a chance to explore the world and what it would have been like in its last days. The characters, setting, and themes were very well fleshed out.

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    I've read it and, as many others have said, it's a good little read but nothing groundbreaking.

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    I enjoyed the first half of the book. It did seem to drag on and ON though. I'll have to re-read it and give me a more accurate view of it. It's been a few years since I've read it ( have it in my collection).

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    I own it too. Read it once but I and when I have the time I will read it again. From the story they can do many things in the comics with the story. This story was written by one of my favorite authors with sci-fi because he did a Batman/Sueprman stories called Enemies & Allies too.
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    I own a copy of it, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I've heard it was a solid enough tale, but I have a few book to make it through first and not much time to read lately. I'll get around to it though.

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    Was this the Kevin J. Anderson novel with the lenticular cover that made the book a pain in the ass to even open? Add me to the list of people who have it, but have never read it.
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