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Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 (edition 2012)

by J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis (Illustrator)

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Title:Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
Authors:J. Michael Straczynski
Other authors:Shane Davis (Illustrator)
Info:DC Comics (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 136 pages
Collections:Greg's Library
Rating:****
Tags:j. michael straczynski, graphic novels, read: ssw, read: gaw

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Superman: Earth One, Volume Two by J. Michael Straczynski

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Disappointing followup to the excellent Earth One Volume 1. Whereas the previous volume was an interesting modern-day take on Superman that had a lot in the way of exploring the character of Clark Kent, this was mostly just a bad guy shows up and Superman is no match for him. And the villain, by the way, is drawn in such an absurdist manner it completely clashes with the "modern day mythos" style of the Earth One series in general.

I read this book last week and honestly, I can't remember much of anything else to say about it. Lois is suspicious of Clark and starts looking into his background a bit, but largely drops the issue. I think the most that happened in terms of character development was a bit about Clark wanting to have sex. No joke, his next-door neighbor throws herself at him (and she's drawn in such an overly sexualized way that it really ought to embarrass the comics industry in 2012. Move past this stuff, fellas), but he's worried his Super-spunk will kill her. We even get a flashback to Pa Kent warning him about such things.

Pretty forgettable, but generally enjoyable. Or at least, not objectionable really. I really would like to see a followup more like Volume 1. ( )
  rodhilton | Nov 14, 2014 |
It felt like a bigger story was just under the surface, but never quite made it there. ( )
  paulrharvey3 | Jun 24, 2013 |
A pretty average comic book offering, not at all justified by the fanfare and format. The reinvention of Superman that Grant Morrison has been doing in the mainstream Action Comics series is far more interesting. ( )
  EricKibler | Apr 6, 2013 |
Screw you J. Michael Straczynski and that cat story. Screw you and the tears you made me cry. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
Superman fights a villain codenamed Parasite while still trying to find a place in the world. The theme of isolation runs through both the Clark Kent and Superman moments. Superman debates what types of problems it is morally just for him to intervene and resolve. ( )
  ktoonen | Mar 12, 2013 |
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Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who's not Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.… (more)

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