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All Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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All Star Superman, Vol. 1

by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely (Illustrator)

Other authors: Jamie Grant (Illustrator)

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Series: Superman, All-Star Superman (1)

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Lex Luthor creates a problem for Superman -- he creates an emergency very close to the sun (Sol) the energy of which is where Supes gets his powers. But he gets overcharged and gets his version of cancer! Now in the 70 years of Superman, I don't think anyone but Morrison came up with this. Quite a novel idea.

Loved the Frank Quitely art. The way he draws the teeth and extremities is so realistic. And his women, especially Lois Lane, are drawn proportionately rather than the Barbie look that I see too much of, such as on Image Comics covers. :P

Favorite scenes:

Lois Lane is granted powers for a day. When she kisses Supes on the moon, now that was fun. What's even more hilarious is that she does not believe him when he reveals he is Clark Kent. Opening the Fortress of Solitude with a small house key made of dwarf star material that only he can lift was fun too.

Jimmy Olsen becoming Doomsday to defeat Superman who gets tangled up with Black Kryptonite!

Superman's descendants pay him a visit with unpredictable results.

All in all, a good graphic novel... Can't wait for Vol. 2! ( )
  jmourgos | Sep 12, 2014 |
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  wallerdc | Mar 26, 2014 |
Quite a nice homage to the Silver Age Superman Family comics, with the sorts of ideas you'd expect to see in old issues of Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, etc., but elegantly updated and with a sombre overarching plot line dealing with Superman's seemingly impending death. Beautiful art, beautiful colours. A treat to read. ( )
  catfantastic | Dec 21, 2013 |
This is probably better if you are really up on your Superman mythology. Still even as a novice it's a fairly fun ride. ( )
  ptdilloway | Nov 21, 2013 |
A sweet comic - Superman in trouble. Trying to tell Lois that he is Clark Kent and dealing with Lex Luther. And birth of Superman generations and time travel. Interesting what lays ahead.


Artwork is unobtrusive and beautiful. :)
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  poonamsharma | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Grant Morrisonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quitely, FrankIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, JamieIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schreck, BobIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A chronicle of the last days of Superman.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140121102X, Paperback)

Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Frank Quitely The amazing creative team of Grant Morrison (BATMAN) and Frank Quitely (WE3) create a new vision of the World's First Super-Hero! Now in trade paperback, this volume collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series and features Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more! Advance-solicited; on August 20 - 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

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Presents a new version of the story of Superman, following his activities as a superhero and his interactions with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson, and Lex Luthor.

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