Of all the planets spinning in the vast universe of comics, no fictional cosmic destination holds as much mystique as Superman’s homeworld of Krypton. Originally located just fifty light-years from our own solar system, the fantastic Earth-sized planet and its advanced culture bathed in the glow of a red star named Rao and suffered a tragic end that comics fans can recall by heart.

Krypton’s myriad secrets were expanded and elaborated on by dozens of DC writers and artists over the last eight decades. Many of these must-see attractions and enticing locales were merely mentioned in passing in comic book panels, depicted in guide-book maps, or included in storylines revolving around Jor-El, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, and Krypto.