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The city of the planet Krypton where Superman was born and where, in the home of his parents, Jor-El and Lara, he spent his infancy until the day when Jor-El launched him into outer space in an experimental rocket ship to enable him to escape the impending doom of their planet.
Kryptonopolis was designed by Superman's distinguished ancestor Gam-El, the father of modern Kryptonian architecture. It became Krypton's capital city following the theft of its first capital, Kandor, by the space villain Brainiac.
Its famous Red Tower was one of Krypton's great architectural landmarks.
When Krypton exploded, Kryptonopolis perished with it, but Superman once photographed the city by overtaking and photographing light rays that had left Krypton before it exploded. He has since donated the photos to a museum.
Text on this page taken from The Great Superman Book © 1978 by Michael L. Fleisher.
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