Superman: Secret Origin Deluxe Edition HC

Superman: Secret Origin Deluxe Edition HC

by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank

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ISBN-13: 9781401226978
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 11.18(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Geoff Johns was working as the assistant to film director Richard Donner when he got his first break in comics writing STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E., which he created for DC Comics. He has since become one of the most prolific and popular writers in the industry, having worked on such titles as The Avengers, TEEN TITANS, HAWKMAN, 52, INFINITE CRISIS, GREEN LANTERN, and ACTION COMICS. Johns is currently bringing new life to THE FLASH while also retelling Superman's life story in SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN.

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Superman: Secret Origin Deluxe Edition HC 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
burnit99 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A re-telling of Superman's origins and early career. It's not particularly original, and there's a lot of cribbing (homage?) from the first Christopher Reeve movie. But the boyhood treatment is particularly appealing; it reminds me of when there was a Superboy comic book, and they started humanizing the character in the late '60's. The whole book is pretty well-done, although I'm not terribly enamored of the artwork. It just doesn't bring anything new to the table. At this point, there's not a lot of reason to re-tell such an iconic origin tale unless you can make it fresh and find a new angle - which this mostly doesn't.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Here we have another retelling of Superman’s origin. While the creative team is top notch the basic premise is just unneeded. Superman has the most known origin in comics and another version is pointless unless its leads to new developments overall, which this didn’t. That being said, the story was good. Johns does a great job with Clark especially as a teen. Gary Frank’s art was uneven at times. His faces looked distorted in some panels and then fantastic in others. He did do a great job of showing Clark trying to look unassuming in his secret identity. Overall a decent but unnecessary book.
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JACKFL More than 1 year ago
Gray frank's art is here at its best. the emotion, the body language, the the detail, and etc. great if you never read superman before and great if you have read a lot of superman stories with plenty of Easter egg moments for you to smile at without beating you over the head with them. Geoff johns combine's many pass origins in to one beautiful web for all to enjoy. Clark Kent and superman both come off as really people not either a card board cut out or just a power list. Every once in a while a good story would come along that would recapture the innocence that was my childhood love for Big Blue. I felt it the first time I saw the Superman, and Superman 2 movies, by Richard Donner for example. Now I know that they are all fictional characters and they really arent in any true danger, but I could suspend my disbelief enough that the bomb tied to the bottom of the Batmobile would make me nervous. With Superman, no matter how big the robot was, or how many mercenaries Lex Luthor paid to attack him, Superman was really in NO danger at all. He can move continents! How bad are things really going to get for him? Still whenever one of those stories that captured the true goodness of Clark, was told, I was 7 years old again and saying "Go get 'em Superman!" This book is...... touching, I guess is the right word. It shows Clark as a young boy trying at once to control, and hide his powers all at once. At it's outset, Clark is aware he is different from the other kids, but has no idea why. He knows he is indestructible, but still cant resist to get into a football game with his buds. This football games ends with one of his friends suffering a broken arm, and Clark feels horrible about it. It all happens on the first six pages, and immediately puts you in the frame of mind where you feel bad for Clark. You feel the guilt he is suffering, and the shame as he can't look his dad in the eyes.
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