"The Jor-El Story": Superman listens to a taped diary of Jor-El's found on the Moon years ago. In it, he hears his father speak of his early childhood, his education and how he became a scientist. While working at a rocket research facility he me


Quote1.png The Rocket which carried me here opened a space-warp between Krypton and Earth — which explains the appearance of so many Kryptonian artifacts around the planet... like this tape I found on the Moon — inscribed with my father's name — and telling "The Jor-El Story". Quote2.png
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World of Krypton #1 is an issue of the series World of Krypton (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1979. It was published on April 12, 1979.

Synopsis for "The Jor-El Story"

Superman listens to a taped diary of Jor-El's found on the Moon years ago. In it, he hears his father speak of his early childhood, his education and how he became a scientist. While working at a rocket research facility he meets and falls head over heels in love with his future wife, astronaut cadet Lara Lor-Van, During a test of Jor-El's revolutionary anti-gravity propulsion spacecraft, Lara stows away. The spacecraft malfunctions and crashes on Krypton's larger moon Wegthor. Jor-El then stows away himself on a colonization spacecraft to Wegthor and finds and rescues Lara. Shortly after uncovering the murderous plot of a corrupt Science Council member, Jor-El rescues Lara from the clutches of the malfunctioning Matricomp (matrimony computer), which had blocked their marriage because it wanted Lara for its own android proxy Anr-Mu. The issue ends with the marriage of Jor-El and Lara--an event Superman remembers, since he attended it.

Appearing in "The Jor-El Story"

Featured Characters:

  • Jor-El (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Lara Lor-Van (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Tron-Et (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
    • Ed-Ilv (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Matricomp (First appearance chronologically) (Destroyed) (Flashback only)
    • Anr-Mu (Android Duplicate) (Destroyed) (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Air-Mat (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Director Ven (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Kim-Da (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Kru-El (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Kryptonian Science Council (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Nali-Ilv (Mentioned only)
  • Nim-El (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Nor-Kann (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Ral-En (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Zweler Beast (Mentioned only)
  • Tala-El (Mentioned only) (Unnamed)

Locations:

Items:

  • Anti-Gravity Belt
  • The Jewel of Truth and Honor (Unnamed)
  • Matter-Dissolver
  • Thought Transfer Helmets
  • Vaxxium (Unnamed)

Vehicles:

  • Anti-Grav I
  • Colonist IV

Notes

  • Superman relates how the rocket that carried him from Krypton opened a space warp; which is why so many Kryptonian artifacts end up on Earth.

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