A new graphic novel in the 'Superman Earth One' series of these, which tells Superman's story free of all previous continuity.
There are mild adult references in this, so it's not entirely suitable for younger readers.
Some familiarity with volumes one and two will help you get into this, although it could work reasonably well if read in isolation.
Artist Shane Davis, who drew volumes one and two, doesn't do this one. He is replaced by Adrian Syaf. But you quickly get used to the difference, as the style is similar and the art is very good.
As Superman continues to do good deeds and save the day, world leaders still aren't sure if they can trust him, and what might be done if he were to turn against them.
Clark is still carefully guarding his secret, from his colleague and his neighbour who is getting close to.
Human science might offer world leaders what they seek. As might another alien visitor. But is it the right choice?
This offers fresh and interesting new takes on two classic Superman foes. And again produces a very relateable and likeable Clark. The story moves along nicely for the first two thirds without ever getting brilliant, but it lifts itself up to five star material in the final third. Where exciting and dramatic things will happen, characters really do feel vulnerable so you are in the dark as to what might happen to them. And all that does happen is solidly character rather than plot driven.
The final resolution requires a few things to happen after. And one in particular of these is very satisfying indeed.
This ends on a great note. It's one of those things that shows what a great character Superman is when written to full potential.
Hopefully there will be more to come.
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: DC COMICS; 1 edition (1 December 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140125909X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401259099
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 25.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Customer Reviews: 138 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)