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Superman Meets Superman… er, Dr. Tyson

DC Comics

Well, why SHOULDN’T Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson be in a Superman comic?

Yes, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist and the host of the appropriately-titled Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Nerdist Channel is in DC Comics’ latest edition of Superman/Action Comics, number 14, and everyone’s favorite “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait got an advance peek and reports that Dr. Tyson is in there to answer the question of exactly what kind of star Krypton orbited, and where. In fact, Phil says that Dr. Tyson (unlike Superman, I can’t bring myself to refer to him as “Neil”) was asked by DC to actually select a star that would be scientifically appropriate for the story, I’ll let you read Phil’s blog post about the comic to find out which star Dr. Tyson picked, and some other choice details about the story, plus Phil’s analysis of the science in the story. As usual, it’s an interesting read. And you can buy the actual comic tomorrow everywhere fine comics are sold.

(And watch Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Nerdist Channel)


  1. My favorite comment on the blog post is the second one: “God, that new Supeman costume is horrible.”

    Really? Really? That’s the one think about the post that you felt the need to comment on?

  2. John says:

    Now that’s awesome!

    First he fixes the stars in Titanic and now the good Doc is designating Krypton’s star.

    What limits are there to his power!

    Great Cameo Dr. Tyson!

  3. It’s been fixed. I have no idea how that happened. It’s been a long day…

  4. Sebastian says:

    That link to watch Star Talk seems to link right back to this article again.