There have been quite a few cameos from real-world people made in the pages of comics over the years. Most of them, while piquing the interest of mainstream media, have been met with eye-rolls from comic fans (I’m looking at you, political figures); however, there have been a handful that has been embraced by both sides. This week’s Action Comics #14 has one that will potentially appeal to both sides – pop culture savvy astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium.
In an effort to make the book scientifically sound, a member of the DC Comics staff reached out to Tyson to see if he’d like to consult on a Superman story. He agreed and used his scientific superpowers along with information provided by DC to determine where Krypton would be located in our universe. His research, according to the New York Post, revealed that Krypton’s most logical location would be in the Corvus constellation, which is approximately 27.1 light years from earth.
The aforementioned issue will feature a cameo from Tyson. It’s doubtful his appearance will receive an Barack Obama-sized reaction, but it wouldn’t hurt to put it on your pull list if you’re interested in picking it up.