Think Superman is the sole survivor of the planet Krypton? Think again, because the Eradicator also hails from that world with a red sun and he's coming back with his own limited DC Comic book series later this month.
Four years ago, Superman got lots of publicity for returning from the dead, but the Eradicator has been thought to be destroyed several times - always returning each time in a different form.Starting June 26, a three-issue miniseries, "The Eradicator" ($1.75 per issue), begins.
The current Eradicator is a somewhat human adaptation of the original ancient Kryptonian weapon persona, altered following a battle with the Cyborg. This time around the Eradicator faces a dilemma of Krypton memories vs. his human ones, according to Comic Shop News.
He believes he has to learn the truth about his origins and so he visits Krypton. Visit an exploded world? Impossible? Not for the Eradicator.
- Meanwhile, Superman's legend as the last Kryptonian becomes even more muddled as a new "Supergirl" premieres in a $1.95 comic on July 10.
In recent years, Supergirl has been a shape-shifter from a parallel Earth that was wiped out. Her powers have been telekinetic based and she is not from Krypton.
However, in this storyline, Supergirl is Linda Danvers in the town of Leesburg. She has a blank spot in her memory during a recent disappearance where she was thought by friends to be dead.
Is this truly a Supergirl different than the former "Matrix" and also from Krypton? Maybe.
- "Showcase" issue No. 8 from DC Comics is also offering a sneak preview of this revised girl of steel. That issue features a team up story of Superman and Superboy, too. This $2.95 comic hits the stores on July 3.
In 1986, the Man of Steel started over with a clean slate and as the last son of Krypton. Now, with Superboy, two Supergirls and an Eradicator, it's back to an extended alien family. Is Krypto the Super dog returning next?
- Over in the Marvel comics world, "2099 Universe" is being replaced with "2099: World of Tomorrow." Spider-Man, X-Men, X-Nation and Doom are all featured in this latest future world series. Issue No. 1 premieres July 24 for $2.50.