I gotta give credit where it’s due, and I’m HARDLY referring to myself by taking credit for having a role is this development. Last Thanksgiving, I called into question how DC Direct had to date failed to come up with any relevant product based on the “New Krypton” storyline found in all the Superman books for over the last year.
With a little help, I broke down four well-rounded waves of characters, heroes and villains, to best represent this ongoing storyline in action figure form. Well, in February, DC Direct finally came through and solicited the first of what I hope is AT LEAST three waves of figures. I’m not going to lie to you, Superman: New Krypton Series 1 more than exceeded my expectations. There’s not a stinker in the bunch.
The combination of the Man of Steel in his Military Guild uniform, along with Mon-El, Superwoman and Brainiac is as well-rounded as Superman fans can ask for (completely opposite of the unfortunate “Batman: Reborn” action figure series set to come out this year).
Now for the next time, and let me just say, there better be at least two more “next times,” because there’s still ground to cover. In one fell swoop, this image displays exactly who should make up the next four. I sincerely hope that THIS Nightwing and Flamebird have a place in the DCU when the whole “New Krypton” storyline wraps, by the way. And after that? I’d say Non is way overdue, along with Metallo and Parasite, plus this handsome devil seems appropriate now.
What say ye, Superman fans?