Ok so i was discussing the clone saga the other day in my local comic store with a big superman fan (i'm a fan of the big blue two so i'm not picking on him) he said the biggest problem with Clone saga was that it went on far to long.
So i threw out at him that clone saga went for about two years, same length of time that it seems new krypton is going to go for.
and like Clone Saga that main character of past books is absent for a larger part of a year with a few apps here and there,
lots of cross overs and couple of minis.
really got me thinking about the two, anyone else see it or am i just nuts!
Clone Saga brought back a few controversial dead characters.
Clone Saga miscarried the main characters baby.
Clone Saga made us believe our hero was a fake.
New Krypton does share some controversial similarities with Clone Saga, but what makes Clone Saga fondly or not so fondly remembered is the controversy. Interesting parallels you've found though. I dropped Superman as it wasn't interesting me anymore but I do know New Krypton brought back General Lane but that isn't as controversial as Norman was.
"BERTONE WINS. FLAWLESS VICTORY."-- Styleshift
"See, that's why I like talking to you, Bertone. You do more crap online than I do." -- Michael Bailey
"You just been Bertone'ed!!" -- Extreme Spider
"Your hatred of hate is just producing more hate" - BD
Also there hasn't been an editorial mandate to continue the New Krypton story past its "shelf life" and its been a more consistent flow into the various sections of the epic, as opposed to "Okay, we need to keep this going another few months."
Also what's different is that the Clone Saga was the BIG THING at Marvel at the time. Oh sure there was the whole Heroes Reborn stuff, but for the most part Marvel's eggs were in the Clone Saga/Spidey basket. DC is letting both Superman and Batman family of titles "fly under the radar" (so to speak as how much CAN Batman and Superman fly under the radar) in favor of all the Green Lantern related events in recent years. So the Superman stories have been able to flow organically and not in a convoluted manner where they'd need to pull a giant retcon out of nowhere just to save everyone's bacon at the end of the story.