Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Superman and Kryptonite!
I read this thing to pieces back then, literally, and about 15 years ago I finally found it at Comic Con.
the first story features white K, which I have not heard of since. Perry White mysteriously gains superpowers after eating a strange fruit and turns into a superhero. his powers are greater than Superman's, but anyone who has read that era's stories knows this is going to change.
the second story is a Superboy one, where he mysteriously exposes himself to a lot of green K. the reason is very interesting and I wonder if it ever came to pass...
story three involves Quex-Ul and plot for revenge on Superman (being the son of Jor-El) and it introduces us to Gold K, which robs Kryptonians of their superpowers... forever!
in "The Invasion of the Super Ants" Superman uses a cosmic cloud of Red K to be able to communicate with giant ants from space. this has some very memorable images in it, and is the story I remembered the most.
the final segment involves Jax-Ur being released from the Phantom Zone and using Jewel K to destroy Superman... forever! he gets defeated, and would rather be a notorious criminal in the Phantom Zone rather than a hero on Earth.
it's a fun selection of stories, but it seems like only three varieties ever made it through to present day. and perhaps they couldn't find a Blue K story that wasn't serious enough...