Mr. Oz has been revealed to be Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father. How is
this possible, you may ask? Well, in my opinion, it isn’t. I don’t recommend
anyone taking what Jor-El says at face value.
at the moment of Krypton’s destruction, Jor-El was somehow whisked
away, to Earth, coincidentally. Recovering from the destruction of one
planet and the re-entry into another’s atmosphere in a nameless Middle Eastern
nation run by a warlord, he became convinced of the corruption of humans. Gee,
Jor, seeing as how you’re Kryptonian and have super-powers, did it ever occur
to you do something decisive about the evil warlord?
intends to enlighten his son regarding the planet he has chosen to protect,
in the hopes that Kal-El will take another approach in his service to mankind.
I can only presume that involves some form of either subjugation or
enjoy revisiting Krypton, regardless of how it is depicted. I love those old Wayne
Boring and Curt Swan designs, but today, it’s like comparing Buster Crabbe’s
Flash Gordon with Star Trek: Discovery. There’s a world of difference.
forward to subsequent issues, to see how Jor-El’s unmasking (assuming he is an
imposter) comes about. If he’s not a phonus balonus, then Superman as a concept
has indeed gone off the rails, and those Curt Swan stories are more precious