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All Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison

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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  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 |
Even getting past the fact that I would read Frank Quitely drawing the phone book, this is some of Grant Morrison's best work. I think he is often at his best with work-for-hire, because the conceit, the structure of work he does not own, focuses his imagination. I think I have mentioned this elsewhere, but I wonder if part of what makes his Superman so good is that he realized that in order to bring the all powerful superhero into some semblance of believable scope, he also had to limit himself. Superman is historically boring because he is so powerful that, well, there isn't much he can do. I often find Morrison to be the same way.

He seems, at least for much of this two-book series, to have constrained himself. Eventually, as with his great run on the X-Men, he blows the whole thing up, gets baroque in the meta-complexity, but until then it is quite enjoyable. More than anything, this is one of the best Lois Lanes I have read. The issue that coincides with her birthday is probably the single best episode in this series. The Jimmy Olson stuff is funny, but the Bizarro stuff just goes on for too long. Bizarro is a useful tool, but after awhile it all just becomes pig Latin,
  Disquiet | Mar 30, 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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