- How can I learn who they were... how they lived... and what they accomplished in life... good or evil?
- -- Superman
Appearing in "The Search for Superman's Roots"
- Fedra Shu-El (Flashback only)
- Fil-El (Flashback only)
- Gam-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Hal-Vu (Flashback only)
- Im-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Jes-Mo (Flashback only)
- Kly-Anth (Flashback only)
- Lesla-Lar (Behind the scenes)
- Marg-Rom (Flashback only)
- Nox-El (Flashback only)
- Pir-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Plen-El (Flashback only)
- Pym-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Shu-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Sin-Dar (Flashback only)
- Sorn-El (Flashback only)
- Tala-El (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Thar-El (Flashback only)
- Wir-El (Flashback only)
- Yu-El (Flashback only)
- Thought Records
- Thought-Tracker Eye
- Disintegrator Sphere
- Superman's Mid-Sized Space Ship
Synopsis for "The Search for Superman's Roots"
Morgan Edge calls Clark Kent and Perry White into his office at Galaxy Broadcasting. He informs them that he wants to produce the definitive mini-series biography on Superman and assigns Kent the burdensome task of investigating Superman’s roots. Kent reluctantly agrees to the assignment and secretly changes into Superman shortly after the meeting concludes.
He flies off to his Fortress of Solitude where he finds his cousin, Supergirl, waiting for him. Together, they board a spaceship and fly off to the city of Kandor on the planet, Rokyn. When they arrive, dozens of Kryptonians show up to greet them including Van-Zee and Supergirl's parents, Zor-El and Allura
Van-Zee takes Superman into a special vault in memory of all of the esteemed members of the House of El. They regale each other with stories of Superman's prestigious family line including: Gam-El, the architect of Kryptonopolis, Tala-El, a pioneering diplomat, Pir-El, a respected military commander, as well as many others.
As the Kryptonians research several generations of Superman's family lineage, a mysterious foe sneaks into the vault and releases a rare Kryptonian monster known as a Yagrum. Superman and Supergirl spin around and prepare to face the creature head-on.
- This limited series takes place in Pre-Crisis continuity.
- This issue includes a one-page glossary of various people and locations germain to the planet, Krypton.
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Links and References
- Krypton Chronicles series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Krypton article at Wikipedia
- Read the complete issue online