Superman: Earth One (NOOK Comics with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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, ...

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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!

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For many of us, young Clark Kent's first year as Superman is a period of almost endless fascination. This original graphic novel focuses on that transformation from a self-effacing youth into an evil-beating Man of Steel. Vivid artwork and arresting storyline. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401235703
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 73,228
  • File size: 62 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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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    A great piece of Superman fiction to draw in new readers and old alike.

    +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.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

    The best Superman story in years!! 5 stars!

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Good

    Very enjoyable

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    A New superman

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    One of the best!

    One of the best hero stories ive ever read i highly recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

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    Pointless reimagining with great art!

    This could have easily been called Fantastic Man, or Amazing Man, or even Ultra Man. It could have been called anything but Superman because this book doesn't star anyone recognizable. I'm not sure of the point of this. Superman's origin has been a million times and many a million times better. This baffles me to as why its popular. The only redeeming quality this has it the absolutely gorgeous artwork from Shane Davis. Overall, maybe you should just browse through this at the store. Its not worth anything more.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    Superman done right! At a time when Superman seems to get reboot

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

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    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Boring

    Great art sucky story makes this a bad buy uninteresting an slow do not read or by

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    This is the best Superman story I have read in years. Yes it's h

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Superman Revamped = Amazing

    This comic book was put together so well.
    I thought that the author kept very close to the original Clark/Superman while also adding a new modern twist to it in a seamless way. I loved how in his first big fight being Superman and showing himself to the world he could easily have lost and only through the help of others did he win the day. It showed new readers and skeptics that Superman can be beaten, he isn't invincible to everything.
    My favorite part is when Jonathan Kent is talking to Clark about hiding who he is, the message there is so vital to everyone. I think at some point in everyone's life they need to hear those words, they need to know that they are special and can do things others can't, that they can fly.
    The art is amazing and all the pages flow very well together, I have no complaints. I hope there are many more like this!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    A must read graphic novel.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Loved it!

    It was agreat read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Awesome read a most read

    Awesome great read love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Masterful!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Anonymous

    Fantastic story, fantastic art, this DC comic has left me hungry for more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Superman Earth One

    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!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Tigger6

    Havent tried it yet just by the reviews sounds awesome

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Awesome re-origins story!

    JMS did it again! Epic story telling!

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