Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    Because they are as dumb as he is?

  2. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, about 1 year ago

    Because the cheesy script forbade it.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    Because it would make too much sense…

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    I wonder if he’s allergic to pooptynite.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    Or just build one big enough for two of us … and leave him behind!
    (In the original movie, Jorel pledged that neither he or his wife would leave Krypton. Though what they could have done if he had …)

  6. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, about 1 year ago

    In one version of the story in an early comic, the rocket was (barely) big enough for both Lara and baby Kal-El, but she decided her place was by her husband’s side. Michael L. Fleisher, in “The Great Superman Book”, theorized that Clark retained some memory that Mom would rather die with Dad than live with him, and that explains some aspects of his personality. It’s an interesting notion, but the incident it’s based on was dropped from later tellings of Kal-El’s escape from Krypton. The rocket (or “birthing chamber”) reverted to its original one-baby capacity.

  7. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, about 1 year ago

    I get the impression that “The Dinette Set” also came from Krypton.

  8. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, about 1 year ago

    Scooty Puff Jr.

  9. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The family resemblence is jest canny . . .
    Cliff looks like his dad but obviously got his super power from his mom . . . ☻

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    @edclectic

    I wonder if he’s allergic to pooptynite.

    Wouldn’t a better name for that substance by “craptonite”?

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    @CaptBullock

    In one version of the story in an early comic, the rocket was (barely) big enough for both Lara and baby Kal-El, but she decided her place was by her husband’s side. Michael L. Fleisher, in “The Great Superman Book”, theorized that Clark retained some memory that Mom would rather die with Dad than live with him, and that explains some aspects of his personality. It’s an interesting notion, but the incident it’s based on was dropped from later tellings of Kal-El’s escape from Krypton. The rocket (or “birthing chamber”) reverted to its original one-baby capacity.

    In every version of the telling of the destruction of Krypton, it was an establishment FACT that Jor-el died when Krypton blew up. But in the new “Man of Steel” movie, the (brain-dead) scriptwriters decided to make his death a murder at the hands of General Zod.

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    I can’t wait to see the origin of Irritable Bowel Belle!

  13. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And why didn’t I realize before how stupid that backstory was?

  14. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It was explained in the comics that adult Kryptonians had some biological quirk that prevented them from leaving the planet. For some reason, infant Kal El was immune or resistant to the quirk and any ill effects would be counteracted by Earth’s environment.

    Didn’t stop other Kryptonians from leaving, though. Jor El didn’t think of everything.

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 year ago

    @Coyoty

    It was explained in the comics that adult Kryptonians had some biological quirk that prevented them from leaving the planet. For some reason, infant Kal El was immune or resistant to the quirk and any ill effects would be counteracted by Earth’s environment.

    Didn’t stop other Kryptonians from leaving, though. Jor El didn’t think of everything.

    Th movie has a plausible explanation as to why Kal-El was able to leave the planet.

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