978-1-56389-528-9 / 9781563895289

Superman for All Seasons


Publisher:DC Comics



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So potent is the Superman mythos, you would think that once Clark Kent donned the iconic costume, his unprejudiced morality and sense of Justice instantly fortified him. Is it possible that fears and self-doubts plagued the Man of Steel? Overwhelmed by the immensity of his self-proclaimed mission and the world's expectations? With Superman For All Seasons, the answer is given in the most beautiful, poetic fashion; exquisite proof of the depths that comics now regularly explore. By the story's end, we see a Superman forged by traditional values and tempered by raw experience of the harsh realities that will dog his extraordinary life and presence. A key character in Superman's life intimately narrates each of the four seasonal segments. From his father, the sorrow of losing his boy to his destiny; Lois Lane's infatuation for the hero who passes unnoticed as her colleague; a love story between Lex Luthor and Metropolis, with Superman as the adulterer; and Lana Lang's ode to a wistful childhood displaced by adult responsibility. From the pastoral beauty of Kansas to the sprawling urbanity of Metropolis, Loeb and Sale have not wasted one iota of this opportunity to explore Superman's genesis. Exceptional and overflowing with grace, this showcases a modern myth with purity and wonderment. --Danny Graydon

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