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Last Days of Krypton

March 28, 2007: Exclusive First Look! “Last Days of Krypton” Book Cover

In November 2006 we reported that DC Comics and HarperCollins Books had signed best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson to write a big, epic science fiction novel, THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON.

Today the Superman Homepage brings you an exclusive first look at the cover for the book, with artwork by James Jean.

Everyone knows that Superman, the last son of Krypton, was launched as a baby just before his home planet exploded, but only very small parts of the actual last days of Krypton have ever been told. This novel, reminiscent of The Last Days of Pompeii, will tell that tale in an epic form, with many interconnecting storylines, the pomp and grandeur of a doomed world, the politics and struggles, brave heroes and traitors, and finally the escape of one baby.

THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON is a substantial novel -- not a comic -- telling the spectacular story of Jor-El and Lara (Superman's parents), General Zod and his uprising, Brainiac and his miniaturized Krypton city, and two desperate parents faced with the end of the world. The novel paints the picture of a society that has never been fully explored, and the origin of a hero we all know. Key elements of the main story will be based on the background details established by DC Comics, but this will be a serious and complex book written for a wide audience, not just comic book afficionados.

The book is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2007 and is available for pre-order now.

The Last Days of Krypton
by Kevin J. Anderson (Author)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper Entertainment
(October 10, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006134074X

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