Mon-El, Vol. 1
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Mon-El, Vol. 1 (Mon-El #1)

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Following the startling events of "New Krypton," Earth finds itself without its greatest protector - Superman! Luckily, Metropolis still has a few heroes, like Mon-El and the Guardian. But after years of knowing nothing but the solitude of the Phantom Zone, how will Mon-El acclimate himself to society? And the recently returned Guardian has his hands full with his new posi...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by DC Comics
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James Robinson injects his trademark humanity into yet another set of DC characters for this New Krypton storyline. Eventual Legionnaire and Daxamite powerhouse Lar Gand first encountered a young Clark Kent back on the Smallville farm. While finally giving the boy an equal, an accidental brush with lead forced Gand into the Phantom Zone to arrest his fatal reaction to the metal. A deteriorating Phantom Zone and a mysterious cure for the lead poisoning allow Gand to once again walk the Earth. App...more
Paul Riches
It was the last great pre-TheNew52 Superman storyline. It was supposed to entertain and enlighten and energize the Superman books for years to come. It was one of the most massive, interconnected tales of Kal-El ever told.

And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

And I think I was one of the few who did.

And that is a complete shame.

Superman New Krypton is a storyline that takes place over almost two years worth of Superman, Action Comics, Supergirl, Superboy, World of New Krypton, Adventure Comics and various...more
For a character that has been around 50 years Mon-El is on his third, or is it fourth, reboot. This version harkens back more the original version of Lar Grand of the planet Daxam. While Superman is on New Krypton Mon-El has promised to be Metropolis's guardian. James Robinson's writing finally seems to tightening up, in comparison to his work on Superman.

What was best was some of the throwaway bits by Robinson. Mon-El meets heroes throughout the world when he decides to tour the world to check...more
This is a good continuation of the New Krypton storyline. Superman now has to play the role of diplomat to a nation of Kryptonians who are not as peaceful as he believed, and who have formed a new planet on the other side of the sun, a constant presence and reminder that they can, at will, attack the Earth if they so choose.

In the meantime, the Phantom Zone is collapsing, and Mon-El--Kal-El's childhood friend--is trapped until Superman pulls him free. Now he takes Superman's place on Earth whil...more
This did do a little jumping around, but as a whole I really liked it. I've known of Mon-El, but this is really the first story I've read about him. I think he'll really add something to the Superman family. I liked that they established a secret identity, and thought it was a good move making him one of the science cops. It helps to make him different from Superman. Interesting story. I'd definitely read more Mon-El solo stuff.
a decent companion to the New Krypton series that shows some of what was going on on Earth while Supes was visiting New Krypton. Unfortunately these stories don't quite hang together well enough on their own, but they do give readers some information about Mon-El
I prefer to think that this dreck was authored by a different James Robinson than the man responsible for the singularly magnificent "Starman" of times past. Then again, a man can have only one masterpiece, meaning everything else he's done must pale by comparison.
This was an ok read, with some good stories. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating is that the art was a little lacking.

My favorite issue is the one where Mon-El decided that he wanted to live and was going sight-seeing all over the world.
Eh, it was okay, but since I've never heard of Mon-El before I had to wonder a lot why I was reading it. I just didn't really connect to the story.
John Yelverton
It was a very decent book series, and Mon-El makes a much better replacement for Superman then the last time they tried this.
Library copy. James Robinson is probably the most verbose writer in comics.
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James Robinson is a British writer, best known for his work in comic books and screenplays. He is well-known for his encyclopedic knowledge of comic book continuity, especially regarding the Golden Age of comic books. His earliest comic book work came in the late 1980s, but he became best known for his revitalization of the character Starman for DC comics in the 1990s. In addition, he has written...more
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