Sunday, March 25, 2012

Superboy - Master Builder

This is another of my roads not taken story lines, this time with Kal-El's rocket ship landing on an earth that has survived "The Great War" and rejected the technology they blame for the destruction. But people have a tendency to build things, whether it be a hovel on the edge of the woods or a city or whatever. The man who discovers Kal-El's spaceship hides it in the ground and raises Kal, known as Kelly in this world, to young adulthood. Kal still remembers his Kryptonian heritage and language so when he's old enough, along with his adopted father, he begins to use the advanced technology from the stars to aid his adopted world. One of his first tasks is to build a bunch of robots that can till the soil, construct virtually anything and generally relieve the people of their daily grind work load. However, the Triumvirate of Wizards who control things don't take too kindly to this interloper reintroducing technology and begin to repress the people. Kelly fights them and soon uncovers a hidden truth - that he's not the only technology user on this world. This time around I used the Star Wars figure of Nien Numb, Lando's co-pilot in Return of the Jedi, and the head from a 'boyfriend' in a fashion girl line of figures to make Kelly/Kal-El. I put his S-symbol on the back of his jacket.

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