Cary Bates Returns to DC with the Last Family of Krypton

Writer Cary Bates is responsible for the entire Bronze Age of the Flash, but has been missing from the DC Universe since the early 1990s. This August he returns with Superman: The Last Family of Krypton, a 3-issue Elseworlds miniseries (remember those?) about what might have happened if Jor-El and Lara had escaped Krypton along with their infant son Kal-El, and the whole family had arrived on Earth. Renato Arlem handles the art, with covers by Felipe Massafera.

This Elseworlds project, one of very few in recent years, has been in the works almost as long as Bates’ first foray into comics after a decades-long absence, the 2008 Marvel miniseries True Believers. Dan Didio mentioned it at Wizard World Chicago that same year!


4 thoughts on “Cary Bates Returns to DC with the Last Family of Krypton

  1. Luke

    This, in fact, looks pretty dang awesome. An excellent setup for an Elseworlds written by someone of the stature of Bates? I’m sold.

  2. Ken O

    I’m happy to see Elseworlds returning. I always liked the concept even if I was disappointed by a few of them.

  3. collectededitions

    So surprised to see DC use the Elseworlds tag again (I wonder if they’ll use the Elseworlds bullet, or if it’ll be updated alongside DC’s new logo). It’s a credit to Bates how much they want this series that they’ll bring it out as Elseworlds instead of trying to tie it into continuity as has been the custom of late …
    .-= collectededitions’s latest blog post: Review: Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn deluxe hardcover/paperback (DC Comics) =-.

  4. Mbish

    This will be my first Superman Story and I can’t wait to read it.
    I always wondered why Jon-el didn’t build a spaceship big enough for everyone and what would have happened if they came too.
    Well now I can find out.

    I wonder how Superman will grow up without the moral backbone and pie beat into him by Martha Kent.

    Very excited by this


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