All Star Superman: Volume 2

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In this follow-up to the hit ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1, the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet. And Superman faces the final revenge of Lex Luthor -- his own death!
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Overview

In this follow-up to the hit ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1, the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet. And Superman faces the final revenge of Lex Luthor -- his own death!
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Editorial Reviews

Douglas Wolk
Grant Morrison is one of the deftest superhero-comics writers of the moment, and the second and final volume of All-Star Superman, his collaboration with the artists Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant, is full of mad, cartwheeling invention and airy open spaces. The three seem uninterested in subverting the familiar tropes and scenery-chewing gestures of Superman stories; Morrison and Quitely simply execute them with elegance, wit and atomic precision.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly

Morrison, Quitely and Grant conclude their fresh and compelling take on the most iconic superhero in comics. Recently, grittier modern-day reinterpretations of classic characters, set outside normal continuity, have become the popular way to do a limited series such as this one. Morrison's Superman, however, is the same defender of truth, justice and the American way recognizable to generations of comics readers. Now, however, his days are numbered. Slowly dying from overexposure to solar radiation, Superman is faced with the dilemma of how to do the most good in his final days and how to prepare the people and planet he loves to carry on without him. Morrison's feverish style is both a blessing and a curse, as the overwhelming deluge of ideas thrown at the reader confuses even while creating a parallel with Superman's own constant supersensory information overload. Yet Morrison's writing recaptures the sense of simple wonder and virtue essential to a classic Superman tale. Quitely and Grant's art is evocative of the earliest images of the character, a refined evolution of the bright costumes, skylines and chiseled jaws that adds a dignity and humanity to the characters beyond their cartoonish origins. (Feb.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401218379
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

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    great writing combined with beautiful art

    simply amazing. the sequel to a gripping first half of a story so amazing that when i got it i read three times in a row. i was so moved by certain parts i teared up. Grant Morison's writing is so original yet familiar it's like rediscovering Superman. and with Frank Quitely's surrealistic art bringing the story to life. it is one of the best graphic novels i have read in a long time. and remember "You're stronger than you think you are."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2009

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    Concludes Volume 1

    Concludes the series in a novel fashion. I think the overall content is great, but the new spin on classic characters gets weird at points.

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