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Superman: Last Son
     

Superman: Last Son

by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Adam Kubert (Illustrator)
 

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A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy that Superman thinks is from Krypton. Along with figuring out that that means to him, Superman must protect young Christopher Kent, who has become the most valuable child on the planet thanks to his immense power. Lex Luthor has his sights on him, assembling his own team of villains to nab Christopher. It all leads to

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A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy that Superman thinks is from Krypton. Along with figuring out that that means to him, Superman must protect young Christopher Kent, who has become the most valuable child on the planet thanks to his immense power. Lex Luthor has his sights on him, assembling his own team of villains to nab Christopher. It all leads to an action-packed finale, as Superman and the new Superman Revenge Squad — Lex Luthor, Bizarro, the Parasite and Metallo — take on General Zod, Ursa and Non in a battle for Metropolis, the future of Krypton and Christopher Kent!

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School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up

When an asteroid that he recovers proves to be carrying a living Kryptonian boy, Superman is initially overjoyed, even going as far as to convince his long-suffering lover, Lois Lane, to adopt him. Although Kryptonian-hating Lex Luthor attempts to kidnap the child with the help of the grotesque Bizzro-Superman, he is easily defeated, and all seems well until it becomes apparent that the boy's parent-the fiendish General Zod, freshly escaped from the limbolike Phantom Zone along with a host of henchmen-is intent on finding the youngster and turning Metropolis into his own personal kingdom. Once Zod imprisons Superman in the Phantom Zone, the hero must break free and turn to the one person he despises most for help-Lex Luthor. Detailed enough for longtime Superman fans but also accessible to new readers, this is a fast-paced and well-written work, and fans of the classic 1981 Superman II film will enjoy the return of evil General Zod. Furthermore, the conflict between Superman's loyalties to the human race and his pride as a native Kryptonian are explored in a nuanced and interesting way. Although the book includes a pair of difficult-to-remove and easy-to-lose 3-D glasses, this still is a fine first choice for most collections.-Dave Inabnitt, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401213435
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is a comic book and television writer, as well as a film and television producer. Born in Detroit in 1973, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. Johns is currently the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, a position he has held since 2010.

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