Superman: Earth One (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Superman: Earth One (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis
     
 

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Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero.

Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE

Overview

Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero.

Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all-Superman!

What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401235703
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/12/2012
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DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
160,534
File size:
65 MB
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Meet the Author

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI is a writer and television producer who has worked in a variety of media, including comics, novels, TV, film, and radio dramas. He is perhaps most known as the creator and showrunner of the Babylon 5 TV series, and its spin-off Crusade. He was also the creator of Jeremiah for Showtime. Straczynski has written numerous film scripts, including Changeling starring Angelina Jolie, which was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original0 Screenplay. His comics work includes Rising Stars for Top Cow/Image, The Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power and Thor for Marvel, and SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and the SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE graphic novel for DC Comics.

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Superman Earth One 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Kyu915 More than 1 year ago
+Great writing by JMS! +Great art by Shane Davis +Great pacing for first chapter of a new epic -Abrupt introduction of villain -Villain's design is dumb and then some.
Haribon7 More than 1 year ago
I've stayed away from comic books for the last few years, though I still read a few Batman, Green Lantern and Superman every once in a while. I was really looking forward to this re-imagining of Superman, and I have to say it has exceeded even my wildest expectations! It has everything that made me fall in love with superheroes in the first place: Strong characterization, deep emotional impact, flawed yet noble heroes struggling against seemingly insurmountable evils, gorgeous art, expert pacing, and above it all, LOTS OF HEART. I recommend this book to everyone who's ever dreamed a man can fly, and especially to young readers looking for better heroes in today's world.
JACKFL More than 1 year ago
this does at the beginning raise a question that should be very obvious. why the hell would you become a superhero when you could just become rich doing ANYTHING else??? the characterization is great. the Art is Perfect. Everything is familiar but better done if you read superman and if you have not its easy to get into and fun to see. it a great first step in what i hope will be more to come. i agree that villain introduction seems abrupt but he feel like the tip of a much bigger iceberg.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best hero stories ive ever read i highly recommend this book.
IanC More than 1 year ago
Superman done right! At a time when Superman seems to get rebooted every five years or so, this take on the character is a breath of fresh air for those of us who are sick of the constant reboots and want a return to the simplest version possible, which this is! His origin is retold, of course, but the twist here is there is no twist! No gimmicks, no "add-ons", just a simple retelling of a baby who fell from the stars who was found by a loving farm couple who discovered he had fantastic powers. After young Clark moves to the big city, he must choose the direction his life will go. Will he use his powers to help those who need him, as his folks wish? Or will he use them for his own benefit? But a connection to the destruction of his home world may make that choice for him. The re-imagining of classic characters like Jimmy add to this fun read as is their take on Perry. If the story has a weak point, it would be that the villain is somewhat generic but all in all a great read and a great take on Superman!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time since I've read a comic and I just have one word to discribe this reading experience...AWESOME!! This Superman story I hope will just get better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to try a graphic novel on my Nook and this was my first. I am a comic book fan and a superman fan so this was a good choice. The book itself was good but the Zoom feature left a lot to be desired. It would zoom in on one portion where the dialog was and skip the rest. You lost some of the beauty of the book by trying to read it. But all in all I liked the book.
Hurd More than 1 year ago
This is the best Superman story I have read in years. Yes it's his origin told, for the milionth time but it's such a good and compelling story.
sakasaky More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this graphic novel, and the dark touch about clark the fight inside him. For a fan of superman this is a must read.
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batmanfannumberone More than 1 year ago
I would give this graphic novel 5 stars because I really liked the following things: 1. the painting part - it's really good - I am not a fan of free painting style where characters look very weird, i like when proportions are good and remind very good animation. so i think everybody will like the painting style in this novel. 2. I think after watching "Man of steel" people would like this particular GN because it feels the main character's doubt about what he should do in this world - so it's that famous "to be or not to be" question. I think its very cool that author uses it as the basis for this novel, because Superman is a person who is very doubtful about what he does. And people need him, when they don't need he loses his iconic appearance. Of course there're many classic graphic novels about superman and I have not read many of them, but I truly recommend this one - because it's good in many ways and not disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was agreat read!
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Awesome great read love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always been a huge fan of Superman and reading this has been great. Superman orgin rethought! I highly recommend this. Just bought the second one and can't wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story, fantastic art, this DC comic has left me hungry for more
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This was amazing! I have been a huge fan of Supermam since age 5. This made me re-think all Superman Comics. Like I said before, AWESOME!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent tried it yet just by the reviews sounds awesome
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Jersey-J More than 1 year ago
JMS did it again! Epic story telling!