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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

KJA on "The Last Days of Krypton"

I talked with local writer Kevin J. Anderson today about his upcoming novel, “The Last Days of Krypton.”

I asked how he tackled the book, since there have been so many versions of Krypton not just in the comics, but in movies and on TV. He said he was pretty much given a clean slate from DC and, instead of trying to tie together contradictory histories and visions, he just plucked out the main elements to build on: the romance of Jor-El and Lara, the evil of General Zod and so on.

For the true comic book fan, he brought in bits from elsewhere in the DC Universe for the book. But there was one that DC said “no” to.

“I wanted to bring in the Green Lantern Corps, but they eventually vetoed that because it was throwing too many things into the book,” Anderson said.

Look for more on “The Last Days of Krypton” in a future Comics Fan.


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