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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-03-23 11:24 pm

A page of superdickery, and a Superman-related Green Lantern question



Okay, the question: has there ever been any explanation in the comics as to why the Guardians of the Universe didn't attempt to save Krypton from exploding (other than a real life reason like "then they wouldn't be able to print Superman comics")?
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Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] glprime 2010-03-24 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
Tomar's most famous mission while serving in the Corps dealt with the planet Krypton. Krypton, a planet in sector 2813, was growing increasingly unstable. It was due to explode, caused by internal pressures deep inside the planet's core. Tomar-Re sought to use a rare compound called stellarium to absorb some of the tectonic pressure, thus saving the Kryptonians. He gathered the compound, and was en route to Krypton when a yellow solar flare blinded him, and forced him to drop the stellarium. He quickly recovered, but discovered he was blind. He gathered what little stellarium he could without his sight, and proceeded towards Krypton. He was closing in when his vision started to clear. The first thing he saw upon his sight returning was Krypton exploding. The Guardians recovered Tomar and brought him back to Oa, where he healed and rested.
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-03-24 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
... Poor Tomar-Re.

Good thing Clark's more accepting of failure than Fatality...
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] naebler 2010-03-24 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
I wonder if Clark knows.

Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] falseaesop 2010-03-24 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
Moot point Tomar-Re is dead, Tomar-Tu is now GL of that sector

Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] nagaoka 2010-03-24 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww, we could have had a Star Sapphire Superman...
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[identity profile] tornadotwin.blogspot.com 2010-03-24 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
so thats where JJAbrams got that story from. and I thought Star Trek was original. ha.
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] electronickiss 2010-03-25 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Missed the giant list of Star Wars things incorporated into the movie? (Ie Farm boy, ice planet, older mentor, etc etc etc)
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] lamashtar 2010-03-24 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
I remember that issue. I should go look it up.
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] darkblade 2010-03-24 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
A yellow solar flare from a red sun?
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] glprime 2010-03-24 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
I copied the summary from a wiki, so we'll have to see if someone will post scans (I think it was Superman #257) for how the story was presented.
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-03-24 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
It seems unlikely that the solar flare was from Rao, if he was far enough from Krypton to recover, or too far to actually use the Stellarium.
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Re: Blame Tomar-Re

[personal profile] auggie18 2010-03-24 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, Booster Gold! Time traveling to protect continuity!