"The Race to Overtake the Past": Using viewers which capture light-images radiated ages ago from Krypton, and lip-reading to understand what their ancestors are saying, Superman and Supergirl learn the histories of [[Kil-
- Kent! Where the blazes did he disappear to this time?
- -- Morgan Edge
Appearing in "The Race to Overtake the Past"
- House of El (Flashback only)
- Rao (Flashback only)
- Krypton (Flashback only)
- Time Scanner
Synopsis for "The Race to Overtake the Past"
Using viewers which capture light-images radiated ages ago from Krypton, and lip-reading to understand what their ancestors are saying, Superman and Supergirl learn the histories of Kil-Gor and Bur-El, inventors; Jaf-El, a prophet of Rao, and Tio-El, his brother, who were spared with several others from a flood which devastated ancient Krypton; and the first of the Els, Erok-El, who, with the help of a Potion of Strength, defeated barbarian tribes and spread civilization. At that point, they can learn no more. Later, Morgan Edge congratulates Kent on his work, orates at length about what actors will play what members of the El family, and is making plans for a sequel about Hawkman's ancestors. Clark Kent chooses this moment to make a strategic exit.
- This book was first published on August 6, 1981.
- Final issue of the series.
- Includes a two-page House of El family tree and a glossary of Kryptonian words and phrases.
- No trivia.
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Links and References
- Krypton Chronicles series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Krypton article at Wikipedia
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