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Superman Vol. 2: Secrets & Lies (The New 52)

Superman Vol. 2: Secrets & Lies (The New 52)

by Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
     
 

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Tucked away high in the Himalayas, a long dormant evil has made these snowy mountain tops its home.  Helspont, a decendant of the ancient alien race of Daemonites, has enlisted an army of robots to obtain all there is to know about the Kryptonian meanace standing between him and dominion over the people of Earth.  Can Helspont gain control over Superman

Overview

Tucked away high in the Himalayas, a long dormant evil has made these snowy mountain tops its home.  Helspont, a decendant of the ancient alien race of Daemonites, has enlisted an army of robots to obtain all there is to know about the Kryptonian meanace standing between him and dominion over the people of Earth.  Can Helspont gain control over Superman and use him to execute his invasion plan?  Or will the Earth's alien protector cast Helspont back to the planet of Daemon?

Collects Superman #7-12, Superman Annual #1.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The second volume of DC’s revamped Superman begins with the portrayal of the enduring image of a superhero who is sure of himself and his role as a beacon of hope and protector of the human race. The villains Superman encounters here are tormented by similar issues he has already overcome—no home, no real family, and no friends to offer support. Yet Superman prevails over each of his foes, transcending the challenges owing to his certainty of his chosen path. But when Helspont, a descendant of the ancient alien race of Daemonites, ultimately reveals his role in the shaping of humankind, Superman’s confidence is shattered, leaving the hero unable to ascertain what direction he must take next. Though the collection's overarching concept deserves merit, the actual executions fall below par, with the final issue by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza picking up much of the slack from the issues penned and penciled by Jurgens. At moments when the overall feel of the book seems dated, its flaws are marked by the verbose, thought-bubble exposition and drawing style that screams the Nineties. New readers, especially those who are more familiar with the films, should look instead to J. Michael Straczynski’s Superman: Earth One, which provides a much more realistic and grounded reimagining of the hero.

Verdict Longtime Superman and Wildstorm fans will most appreciate this volume, especially the integration of Wildstorm into the current DC universe. For the general graphic novels reader, this collection fails in presenting an accessible, contemporary Superman.—Laura Gallardo, St. Louis
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"The Man of Steel's in top form and looks really great doing what needs to be done."—iFanboy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401240288
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
707,398
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist most famous for creating Booster Gold as well as for being one of the main forces behind “The Death of Superman.” He has written and/or illustrated titles such as JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA, Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man, Thor, TEEN TITANS, AQUAMAN, DC’s Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as ZERO HOUR.

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