All-star Superman

All-star Superman

Volume 2

Book - 2007
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"Topsy-turvy madness on the backwards Bizarro planet. A bottled city that proves you can never go home again. A living sun hell-bent on destroying humanity. A world without the Man of Steel. Twelve impossible labors and mere moments to save the Earth. You've never seen this before. And you'll never see its like again. The multiple-award-winning All-Star Superman concludes only after taking the timeless icon to all-time heights of excitement and acclaim. An eternal story true to the greatest character from the golden age of comics and crafted by a team of comics creators reminding us that there still are living legends" -- dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2007.
ISBN: 9781401218379
1401218377
9781401218607
1401218601
Branch Call Number: MORRI
Characteristics: 153 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Quitely, Frank 1968-
Grant, Jamie 1968-

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green_cat_3454
Apr 30, 2017

I wasn't expecting this book to be very good, it turned out to be a entertaining superman story.
I would recommend this book to anyone.

spl_merley Nov 07, 2016

An imaginative addition to the Superman story.

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johnnybookreader
Feb 06, 2015

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely have turned out one of the best Superman comics in years, both beautiful to look at and enjoyable to read! Too bad the local library only sees fit to stock the first of the two volumes, someone should look into that.

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mexicanadiense
Dec 21, 2014

A beautifully illustrated and written exploration of the Superman character, so near to perfection that it almost pains me to deduct a half-star for the tedious "Bizarro World" issue. I also highly recommend the animated film version which is very faithful to the series (minus Bizarros, thankfully).

forbesrachel Nov 26, 2014

This is possibly the only Superman comic you'll ever need to read. Miller goes to great lengths to not only create a scientifically plausible Superman, but one that feels more human, and less like a perfect, invincible being. Superman derives his power from the sun, and it is this which can bring him down, so with his death looming over him, he gains a vulnerability of character that he has never had before. In the time he has left, he seeks to do those things he can, this namely involves Lois and preparing for the future. Even in such a state he continues to be strong, but there is one loss that shakes him deeply. However, villains don't rest, and Superman must face a variety of challenges. Many of these require brains rather than brawn to solve, which is a side we rarely get to see of him...that of the scientist's son. Colours and backgrounds both give a solemn atmosphere that nicely complements this contemplative story. Each frame, and each image is deliberately laid out in ways that portray his superior aspects; some imply actions, while at others we see how he "clumsily" averts tragedy "by chance". Certain panels also have a time lapse that is masterfully portrayed. Superman's greatest moments actually come when he, as Clark Kent, must save someone without arousing suspicion in them. By hiding his actions under the guise of an oaf, we see how clever he is from the contrasting results. Truly brilliant in every way. This is the Superman story, for even those that don't like Superman.

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oxygenelmo
Jan 21, 2014

I never liked Superman, It thought he was a boring one dimensional character. Well All-star Superman changed that. One of the best stories I have read.

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ThomasLove
Mar 02, 2013

Gods achieve their power by encouraging us to believe in them. Superman achieves his power by encouraging us to believe in ourselves. All Stars for All Star Superman, 5/5

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ThomasLove
Mar 01, 2013

All Star Superman is profound and playfull. At the time of this book's writing, Morrison was experiencing his father's decay and passing away. It's like in any sport where an athlete approaches the goal and makes it 'look easy'. Morrison is like the Gretzky of comics and what he has done in All Star Superman could only be understated by Clark Kent himself which is why I gave this an All Star rating. 5/5

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temp123987
Dec 22, 2012

I am not really a fan of "Supes" but several of the stories made me rethink that opinion. One story I saw no merit in was " Superman / Olsen War!" though Olsen girlfriend was candy to the eyes. "The Gospel according to Lex Luthor" was compelling. You hung on to every image and the storyline. Kudos! The most enchanting was Lois Lane's moment as a "super." I am not sure why she resembles more a teenager and Superman an 'older' man but I suppose it fits with the fantasy. In the final analysis, this is a worthy read.

SkycycleX2 Feb 01, 2012

I loved both Volume One and Volume Two. The writing excellent from beginning to end and the artwork is beautiful. Good superhero stories are thrilling but I think it's rare to be as deeply touched by a superhero comic. If Grant Morrison continued to write Superman I'd want to read it all the time. He's made me a Superman fan with these stories.

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