KRYPTON is the ancestral home of SUPERMAN and as the "SUPERMAN FAMILY" grew both KRYPTO and SUPERGIRL were added. Even the "EARTH TWO" version of Krypton was the ancestral home of its SUPERMAN and POWER GIRL. It was created by Jerry created by Siegel and Joe Shuster for ACTION COMICS #1, 1938 and seen fuller in SUPERMAN # 1, 1939.
Kryptonian civilization's level of technological advancement has ranged from being only a few centuries ahead of Earth. Kryptonians possessed a level of heightened physical abilities which included: super-strength and super-speed. throughout the years we were introduced by name to many KRYPTONIANS: Jor-el and his brother Zor-el (SUPERGIRL'S father) and their wives: Lara and Allura (SUPERGIRL'S mother). Some were good and some bad like: U-Ban, Kizo, and Mala from SUPERMAN #61 who were villains. Then we met: General Zod, Ursa, Faora and Jax-Ur who were exiled to the PHANTOM ZONE. We came across Dev-Em a Juvenile Delinquent. Then came the entire populace of the shrunken city of KANDOR, when SUPERMAN rescued them from BRAINIAC's Ship. We learn that for a while even the city of ARGO CITY survived as a chunk of the planet floating in space. Zor-el rescued them from kryptonite Poisoning by lining the planet in LEAD! The Daxamites were originally Kryptonians who left their homeworld in order to explore the universe, one famous one was MON-EL, Lar Gand. The young scientist Jor-El was born into this world. By his adult years, the mysterious "Green Plague" was killing Kryptonians by the hundreds, and upon researching the matter, Jor-El discovered that its cause was growing radiation produced by Krypton's increasingly unstable core. This process was going to cause the planet to explode. I have done his lab where he did his research. It is complete with KELEX his robot aide, LARA and even BEPPO (who became the SUPER MONKEY) and KRYPTO's father make appearances! I show him doing his research with the matter he dug from KRYPTON's core! And I even have the "car" he invented! IRON MAN's "Malibu House" was the inspiration for this MOC, my first venture in creating a "futuristic house". I think I captured a KRYPTONIAN Home very well! You can even see the space pad that KAL-EL's ship blasted off from! The room at the top is for sleeping and ionize showers! His bookshelf is loaded with chemicals and samples of KRYPTON Soil AND A FIRST AID KIT! I have him sending BEPPO into space in a test rocket as well. I even created KRYPTONIAN Plant Life! His Laptop computer is on one desk and a sample he and LARA are examining on the other. There's even a beverage machine and a pet starfish! Jor-El was one of Krypton's leading scientists, he invented many devices:the "Jor-El," a hovercar and the PHANTOM ZONE PROJECTOR, after he had discovered a parallel plane of existence which he called the Phantom Zone, This device got him a seat on the Science Council, Krypton's ruling body. He lived in Krypton's major city of Kryptonopolis. Note the different outfits he wore according to the taste of the artist and the times!
I am proud to have assisted E. Nelson Bridwell in creating SUPERMAN's FAMILY TREE! To see it follow this link: http://theages.ac/Encyclopaedia/el-family.html As a kid I was always facinated with the WORLD OF KRYPTON and I still am. I love all the KRYPTONESQUE stories I can get my hands on!