Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Because they are as dumb as he is?

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Because it would make too much sense…

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder if he’s allergic to pooptynite.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 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 …)

  5. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, over 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.

  6. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 1 year ago

    Scooty Puff Jr.

  8. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    @edclectic

    I wonder if he’s allergic to pooptynite.

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

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 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.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

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

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 1 year ago

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

  13. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 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.

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 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.

  15. Cartoonacy

    Cartoonacy said, over 1 year ago

    In the comic books, there have been various explanations:

    1930s – ‘40s: For the first ten years in the comic books, Superman didn’t know that he was an alien, so the question never came up.

    1950s – ‘60s: Jor-El built a small model ship to demonstrate his evacuation plan to the Council. But Krypton’s destruction came sooner than he had predicted, and there was no time to build a larger ship.

    1960s – ’80s: Space travel was outlawed on Krypton after a rocket experiment caused an inhabited moon to blow up. Jor-El could only build a small rocket without attracting the attention of the authorities.

    1980s – ‘90s: Due to extreme xenophobia, newborns on Krypton were given a genetic treatment that would cause them to die if they ever left the planet. Jor-El sent his son’s “birth matrix” to Earth before it had been treated, so Kal-El was technically “born” on Earth, not Krypton.

    I stopped following Superman comics shortly around then, so I don’t know what the “official” story is these days.

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