Comics & Graphic Novels

Superman

Author: Geoff Johns

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

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Superman must protect a young boy who crash lands on Earth and seems to be from Krypton, eventually leading to a confrontation with Brainiac.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Superman: Last Son of Krypton

Author: Geoff Johns

Publisher: DC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

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Geoff Johns' (JUSTICE LEAGUE, AQUAMAN, BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH) two most acclaimed stories of his now classic ACTION COMICS run are now collected here, for the first time together! Along with co-writer Richard Donner (director of the original Superman feature films), Johns will take us on a epic journey that will leave Superman re-examining everything about himself. A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is from Krypton. Along with figuring out what 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. Will Superman be able to protect him against both Lex Luthor and his new Superman Revenge Squad, as well as the Phantom Zone criminals General Zod, Ursa and Non? This all sets the stage for Superman's showdown with one of his greatest foes: Brainiac! With art by Adam Kubert and Gary Frank, this new collection contains ACTION COMICS #844-846, #851, 866-870, and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Superman: the Last Son the Deluxe Edition

Author: Geoff Johns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

View: 736

Geoff Johns's two most acclaimed stories of his now-classic ACTION COMICS run, previously collected separately as SUPERMAN: LAST SON and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, are now in a brand-new hardcover A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is from Krypton. Along with figuring out what 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. Will Superman be able to protect him against both Lex Luthor and his new Superman Revenge Squad, as well as the Phantom Zone criminals General Zod, Ursa, and Non? This all sets the stage for Superman's showdown with one of his greatest foes: Brainiac With art by Adam Kubert and Gary Frank, this new collection contains ACTION COMICS #844-846, #851, #866-870, and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11.
Superhero fiction

Superman

Author: Elliot S. Maggin

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN:

Category: Superhero fiction

Page: 260

View: 587

"As the dying planet Krypton tears itself apart, Jor-El, Krypton's greatest scientist, launches a tiny interstellar ship into the frigid void of space bearing in its hold his only child, the infant who will become Earth's Superman. From his childhood in Smallville, to his emergence as Metropolis newsman Clark Kent, through his battles with his arch-enemy Luthor, his story is told anew and as never before, with all the high drama and excitement that have enthralled three generations of fans." -- Back cover
Juvenile Fiction

The Last Son of Krypton

Author: Brandon T. Snider

Publisher: Meredith Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 87

View: 828

After five years, Superman returns back to Earth and must face old threats and new, in a book with pictures from the motion picture.
Literary Criticism

The Ages of Superman

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 519

Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic book and ending with the 2011 Grounded storyline, these essays examine Superman's patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. By looking at the many changes the Man of Steel has undergone to remain pertinent, this volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
Literary Criticism

Is Superman Circumcised?

Author: Roy Schwartz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

View: 643

Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish secret identity on themselves. They made him a refugee fleeing catastrophe on the eve of World War II and sent him to tear Nazi tanks apart nearly two years before the US joined the war. In the following decades, Superman's mostly Jewish writers, artists, and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its society on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's, and a future holiday celebrating Superman on Passover. A fascinating journey through comic book lore, American history, and Jewish tradition, this book examines the entirety of Superman's career from 1938 to date, and is sure to give readers a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!
Comics & Graphic Novels

Back Issue #109

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 84

View: 529

You’ll believe a mag can fly in BACK ISSUE #109 (84 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95), as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie! Explore the Superman movies’ effects on comic books, media, and collectibles with commentary from many of their creators. Plus: CARY BATES discloses his plans for the un-produced Superman V, ELLIOT S. MAGGIN’s Superman novels, and exclusive interviews with Superman executive producer ILYA SALKIND, JACK O’HALLORAN (Non), AARON SMOLINSKI (baby Clark), JEFF EAST (young Clark), and DIANE SHERRY CASE (teenage Lana Lang). 10% of the proceeds from this issue’s comic shop orders will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Christopher Reeve Superman cover by GARY FRANK (from Superman: Secret Origin #4), with cover design by MICHAEL KRONENBERG. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.