Superman's 'Krypton' found
November 9th, 2012
01:29 PM ET

Superman's 'Krypton' found

Superman has had an eventful few weeks. First he quit his job at the Daily Planet, and now he has discovered the location of his home planet Krypton.

In "Action Comics" No. 14, released on Wednesday, the iconic superhero is summoned to an observatory where he's met by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In real life, Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tyson in the comic pinpointed Krypton, 27 years after it exploded. On that very night, its destruction is visible from planet Earth.

The astrophysicist also found where Krypton might have existed in our universe in real life. According to DC Comics (owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN), it's in the constellation Corvus, 27.1 light years from Earth. This is the location of a red dwarf star called LHS 2520, which might have been able to support a planet like Krypton. (Click here for information on the star's coordinates to find it yourself.)

As DC Comics co-publisher, Dan DiDio put it in a statement, this is a momentous event in the history of the nearly 75-year-old character.

"Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say – ‘that’s where Superman was born,' " he said.

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  1. Choir Loft

    There's a lot of gas here and I don't think its from Superman's exploding star. Excuse me while I open a window for some air.

    Typical CNN gas, though.

    but that's just me, hollering from the choir loft...

    December 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • laurence

      OMG!!!!!!!SUPERMAN IS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ON JAN 2013 27 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  2. ConfucianScholar

    Bah...I was expecting some information on a recent sighting of Dark Vader down in Argentina and I get this about a comic book.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:58 am |
    • Duh9988

      Darth vader

      March 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
  3. buuubbba

    you are just the type of person that would have voted for Mit

    November 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  4. us_1776

    2 for 2.

    They found Mitt's home planet of Kolub.

    And now this.

    .

    November 11, 2012 at 11:00 am |
    • Evan

      I thought only big fat toads (like the ones that pee on you when you pick them up, usually found out in Earths desert regions) were known to inhabit that planet.

      November 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Kenoscope

      Seriously, Mormons believe that they are from a different planet (I'm not a Christian, I don't know anything about the Mormon religion.) If so, how could Romny run for president? Where is his birth certificate?

      November 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
      • jorgath

        You got it wrong, unfortunately, but it's just as crazy the reality. Mormons believe that they get to be gods (lowercase) in the afterlife, and each get their own planet to rule.

        November 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
      • Christa

        Correction: Mormons are NOT Christians. They are a cult.

        December 7, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • str8Vision

      Now if we can only spot Nibiru (planet X), before it destroys the Earth.....

      November 12, 2012 at 8:20 am |
      • laurence

        dude go to real millenium falcon sightings and be a jedi knight ( o_/

        January 27, 2013 at 11:37 am |
      • laurence

        and neburu yeah right super man was seen in romnea *super man zaps it with lazer eyez

        January 27, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  5. jessy

    Must be the same people that voted for obama

    November 11, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • str8Vision

      No, "those" people know Obama was born in Kenya and is actually a Muslim, socialist bent on destroying America and apple pie. Romney is the one from the planet Kolob... Hey! Wait a cotton pick'en minute... Where's HIS birth certificate!

      November 12, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  6. Oy!

    This is all PTSD from the election.

    November 11, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • laurence

      its P.O.T.U.S weewee brain

      January 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
      • laurence

        i replied to my selph hahahahahahaahahahahahhahahahha lawl

        January 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  7. when my doG looks in the mirror he sees God

    Superman was out flying one night and happens to fly by Lois Lane's apartment. He uses his xray vision and sees Lois lying in bed naked,. He thinks "I'm faster than a speeding bullet and I could fly down there, do the deed and be gone. She won't know I was there." So Superman does exactly that. After he leaves, Lois lifts her head off the pillow and says " What was that"? The Invisible man says "I don't know, but my butt holes really hurts."

    November 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • HamsterinTubes

      nice.

      November 11, 2012 at 2:04 am |
  8. Opie

    So much for physics!

    November 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  9. truth teller

    this is the most serious peice of journalism to appear on cnn in a long time,glad to see you are getting into the serioun issues of the day

    November 10, 2012 at 7:23 am |
  10. carl

    Now find Kolob.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
    • TheRonin

      lol, Kolob exists though any Mormon can show you the way, maybe just past Krypton and just before Klingon territory.

      November 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  11. Dan

    Willard you can go home now.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  12. Clint

    Ah heck, I read this article thinking they had actually found Superman's planet.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
    • nadie

      Really, a comic is important enough to make the front page of the news? Keep up the, um, incredible work, CNN!

      November 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  13. are0lies

    What happens if Superman decides to leave Earth? I foresee a reality show here.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
    • str8Vision

      Shhhhh... Don't give them any ideas!!!!

      November 12, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • laurence

      why? he would never(but his dawg wld

      January 27, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  14. Don Stromberg

    Why is the red star actually red? That's because of the higher composition of helium within the core of a red star. Maybe, helium spread into Krypton's atmosphere and the Kryptonians here on Earth were able to fly effortlessly. Perhaps the Kryptonians have helium atoms genetically embedded within the Kryptonian DNAs ....

    November 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • GetYourAstronomicalFactsStaright!

      Red stars appear red because they are cooler in temperature than yellow or blue stars. Blue stars are also younger. Red stars are older.

      November 20, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  15. Mbele Simba Matombo

    If ET came to Earth and saw us scooping the dogie poop, he would probably address himself to the dog, not us

    November 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • Joe

      ...judging by your comments, it certainly wouldn't be you!

      November 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • Guest

      That's Jerry Seinfeld's line ...

      November 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • laurence

      he tried to just yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!to me the dawg was scooping my poopoo

      January 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
  16. huh

    What is that comic panel at the top of the article supposed to be showing? Is that giant Green splotch supposed to be Krypton blowing up? What are they viewing? Not the night sky? And frankly.. it doesnt look like they are looking at a ghost, rather a giant green va jay jay

    November 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
    • Mbele Simba Matombo

      We are in sewious pwoblem when you say va jay jay. Pwobably the subject of your dweams. Be wey wery caweful. The tooth faiwy will not be at your house this year as you wee wee in your bed.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
      • laurence

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        January 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  17. Miked

    Time Warner owns CNN and DC Comics. Using the the news to market your own product is nothing new

    November 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  18. cpc65

    "he quit his job at the Daily Planet"? Yeah, right! More likely he was laid off like many other journalists these days.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  19. Matthew

    Wait. I'm calling bullpucky.

    IIf Superman is here on Earth long enough to grow up and get a job and then witness the destruction of his home planet because it is 27.1 light years away (the light from the event just getting here).....that would mean that his journey to Earth as a baby was far faster than the speed of light, which is almost certainly regarded as impossible. Plus, at that speed his crashlanding on Earth would have certainly shattered the planet. Even if he was going the speed of light, he would only now be arriving.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • nerds

      Thanks for getting all sciency and ruining it for everyone. Jerk!

      November 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • mrod

      He could have been frozen in a state of suspened animation for the journey to Earth.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • ohsnap

      Coulda gone through a worm hole. He coulda.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • Matthew

        This is true.

        November 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
      • laurence

        after he broke the barrier of watz it called that makes wormholez

        January 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm |
    • homer234

      That's why the latest version of Superman comes out later this year or early next ... dude, Jor-el was more ingenious in space-flight technology than you'll ever imagine, give the guy credit! Fer cryin' out loud we put several rovers on Mars haven't we?He was also a victim of downsizing at the DailyPlanet as one being 'on the rolls too' ... He should get a good lawyer!! Maybe he can drum up some support from Commissioner Gordon in Metropolis .... Hmmmmm, sounds likes good storyline start for a Batman – Superman movie!!!

      November 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Ultium

      Impossible to go faster than the speed of light in a universe were superman himself can not only do just that, but also reverse time in the process?

      November 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Harry

      Nope.. it all works out..

      wormholes.......

      November 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • TheBBitz

      Dude... it's just a comic book...

      November 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  20. mrTestosteroni

    I thought superman's home planet blowed up. Blowed up real good.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • ohsnap

      Hahaha. I remember that skit although I forget which show it's from. But aside from that, you do realize that many of the 'stars' we see are actually light traveling from lightyears away...so far away that when something blows up, it takes light years for the light to be seen from earth? When I learned that I WAS blown away!

      November 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
      • steve

        "blowed up real good" – SCTV John Candy and Joe Flaherty

        November 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  21. Intoodeep

    Wait a minute so the ship carrying baby superman was travelling at faster than light speeds?

    November 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Wormhole theory would account for travelling that fast. During the first couple of years of the story line back in the late 30s, they presumed Krypton was in our solar system just past Pluto. It wasn't until the early 40s that they came up with Kryptonite (before that an exploding shell could penetrate his skin). And it wasn't until the late 40s that they moved Krypton outside our solar system.
      I like John Byrne's reboot in the mid-80s, when Kal traveled sub-light speed in a matrix chamber that kept him in stasis for 60 years, It made a lot more sense.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  22. John

    Everything about this is just about the most retarded thing I've heard in a long time. And I listen to Republicans talk, so I've heard a lot of retarded lately.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • anna lee

      lol

      November 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Jon

      Now thats funny...

      November 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • phearis

      What?!? Are you honestly suggesting that Superman isn't real?? That's hilarious!! Next I suppose you'll sat that Santa Claus, Sasquatch and the Tooth Faery are made up too, and we all know that's not true.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
      • laurence

        actually we don't know weather they do exist only the lucky children do because i am one.

        January 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
    • kj

      You mean you've heard the DemoRats talk... They're full of it... Obama has his way now .. no more worries about votes .. Things are about to get ugly, Real Quick

      November 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
      • Mickey1313

        You sound like a sore loser to me. Obama and the dems help the middle classs, gopers steal from the poor to give to themselves.

        November 10, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Ultium

      What do you expect from a comic book set in the Superman Universe?

      November 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  23. Clete

    Wasn't his home planet destroyed by Darth Vadar and the death star? Maybe I'm watching too many movies.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  24. Paul Willson

    Deport Superman an alien here illegally

    November 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Bill

      At least he speaks English and can hold a job.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  25. Barry

    Now if Neil could only find Kolab so Mittens can phone home...

    November 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • Andy

      Too funny!

      November 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  26. Hawkeye

    Oh great, now he's probably gonna find all his other refugee friends and they'll all illegally enter our atmosphere. Taking our jobs and worse, taking all our beautiful girl reporters for themselves. And there is nothing we can do about it because even a 5 yr old Kryptonian can kick 20 Earth people's butt!

    Hey, Batman! Aren't you supposed to have some kryptonite hidden away for just this reason?

    November 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • laurence

      they all died in teh explozoen

      January 27, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  27. Riiddel

    I thought his home planet was destroyed?

    November 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • marie

      Right...The planet is 27 light years away. They are are now just seeing the explosion (in the comic) 27 years later because it took that long for the light to get here.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • Intoodeep

        But that would mean the ship baby superman was on traveled much faster than light.

        November 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  28. Galaxy Prime

    I'm calling BS. In Superman – The Movie (1978), Superman tells Lois Lane in the terrace scene that he's from another GALAXY. Either Superman is a liar or he wasn't paying attention to his father Jorel's lessons onboard his ship when he left Krypton as a baby.

    November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Nicodemus Legend

      DC comics periodically reboot their comic book characters to make them a little fresher for new readers. This recently happened for Superman about a year ago. Supes had been married to Lois Lane for years but with the reboot he is still newly arrived and has been dating Wonder Woman. Obviously, they've also changed the location of his home planet and it was not destroyed by its exploding star but from internal planetary fractures.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • laurence

      they all died the planets afnoshere squashed them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(those are scream marks)

      January 27, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  29. cryofpaine

    That's one of the things that always gave Marvel a bit of an edge in my mind. You can go to New York, and find a particular building, and look at a page from a Spiderman comic of him sitting on that very building. Their stories take place in real places, for the most part, and that gives you a connection to them. Just ask Forks, WA, a tiny little nothing town in the armpit of America that suddenly has a booming tourist trade thanks to a little series called Twilight. DC didn't have places like that. At least now, there's a small connection. You still can't go visit it, but you can at least look to the star and make that little connection.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
    • Dan I.

      Actually you can. New York still exists in the DC continuity, the new Supergirl comics actually had a whole story arc have it's climactic battle there. Superman actually conducted these observations at the Hayden in New York within the comic universe.

      Metropolis and Gotham are both separate cities from New York that exist at indeterminite locations on the Eastern Seaboard.

      Similarly, Central City (home of the Flash) is NOT a replacement for Kansas City, Chicago or St. Louis but is a separate city form them. Same with Coast City and Los Angeles.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • OlympicPen

      HEY !! I live right near Forks. It is beautiful country up here. If this is the armpit of America, then you must be from the b-hole. Don't knock it if you havent visited.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  30. nho

    This is a fun post to relieve us from pain caused by Superstorm Sandy.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  31. Hippie Yid

    Great story! Big fan of the Man O' Steel and Neil "Science And Discovery Channel" Tyson. Okay, now. We finally know where Krypton is/was – for real – in the constellation Corvus, the crow. Next challenge – find the Green Lantern homeworld of Oa. It's not "just" near a red dwarf but this orb is at the center of the entire universe! Hmm... I guess I could ask Sheldon Cooper, but I'll await the news from CNN with anticipation!

    November 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  32. befuddled

    Isn't there a Multi-Verse concept in DC comics? Perhaps the intersection of two universes at that point can bring Krypton back, maybe even Bizarro Superman.

    November 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  33. /lol

    I dont even have to buy the next issue to find out what happens next because this story has already been told, thrice!

    November 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  34. vegetavgoku

    What a fun positive post.I can't wait to see how angry and hate filled the comments are:)

    November 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  35. sybaris

    First!

    November 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • EON

      Thank you for that earth shattering contribution.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
      • juniusgallio

        But the earth-shattering conclusion lacked an earth-shattering kaboom. Where's the earth-shattering kaboom? ;)

        November 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  36. Actual comic book reader

    Does not matter. This stuff was already done pre new 52.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Bo

      Oh really? An astrophysicist already pinpointed the fictional location of Krypton? And said astrophysicist was already used as a character in the comic book? And Superman has already watched Krypton being destroyed as it happens from the observatory on Earth?

      Your are eternally banished to your mother's basement!

      November 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • MemeGenerator

      Watch out, we got a badass over here.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm |

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