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Superman: Secret Origin

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The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank redefine the origin of Superman for the 21st century. This explosive story spells out the definitive origin of Superman, chronicling Clark Kent’s journey from the cornfields of Smallville to the skyscrapers of Metropolis. Witness a whole new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, The Parasite and more of your favorite characters from the Superman family. It’s a look at the mythic past of the ...

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Overview

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank redefine the origin of Superman for the 21st century. This explosive story spells out the definitive origin of Superman, chronicling Clark Kent’s journey from the cornfields of Smallville to the skyscrapers of Metropolis. Witness a whole new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, The Parasite and more of your favorite characters from the Superman family. It’s a look at the mythic past of the Man of Steel with an eye toward the future.

This volume collects Superman: Secret Origin #1-6.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401232993
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 622,799
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
 
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
 
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Gary Frank, a native of Bristol, England, began his comics career working on various titles for Marvel UK before entering the American comics scene as the penciller on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk. Frank then came to DC Comics where he was the original artist on BIRDS OF PREY and pencilled the adventures of SUPERGIRL. He has also worked on WildStorm’s GEN 13 as well as his creator-owned series Kin. Frank, along with writer Geoff Johns, has worked on the bestselling titles SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. And the New York Times #1 bestseller, BATMAN: EARTH ONE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    This is a great rendition of another Superman life story. It was

    This is a great rendition of another Superman life story. It was also good to cover Lex Luthor's origins. The parts of the story were divided up will , and it was a very good story line. Well done!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    A sheall of a former man.

    This book is a lie it is not a great superman book it dose not orinlal story Now birthright is the one you guys want it dose what this can't tell a orinal stroy:-)

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

    Don't bother... It's not even cannon anymore and it's just a mi

    Don't bother...

    It's not even cannon anymore and it's just a mish mash of every other version ever made. Not sure why they felt the need to ditch Birthright for this. The artwork's cool so I guess it has that going for it but it tries to be both the pre-and post Crisis version together and it's an uncomfortable fit. I don't think fans of either version cared much for it. No wonder it only lasted two years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Awesome

    Its a really good comic! I have read it over and over again.

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    Posted January 26, 2014

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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