All Star Superman Vol. 2

All Star Superman Vol. 2

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by Frank Quitely
     
 

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!

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!

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:
9781401218607
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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All Star Superman Vol. 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
elviraflower More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Superman comics for both art and stories. Of course, we all know Superman will overcome any and all of the threats on his life. Even when he becomes a threat to himself and others, he always pulls through. What makes the story so compelling is we hear WHY he insists on living his dual life of protector and poet. Instead of enslaving humanity, he seeks to understand it. By understanding us, he understands himself. I would start with All-Star Superman 1, as many of the stories in this volume are continued from vol. 1. Also, thank you Frank Quitely for creating a believable Clark Kent! Normally, he resembles Superman so much it's ridiculous to believe Lois wouldn't notice, but in All-Star Superman, Clark Kent really does have his own identity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago