Mark Millar's take on a Superman reboot could be Kal-El at his most poignant, if DC would ever sign off on such a dark take on the character.
I want to start on Krypton, a thousand years ago, and end with Superman alone on Planet Earth, the last being left on the planet, as the yellow sun turns red and starts to supernova, and he loses his powers.Great idea, and amazingly it's one I don't think we've ever seen before. The perfect source material is already out there and begging to be adapted—just do Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman—but if they're foolish enough to pass on that they could do a lot worse than Millar's take. (Also via io9.)
In other Superman news, Bryan Singer, having already destroyed the franchise once, appears to be opting out of destroying it a second time.