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Superman: ¿Qué le pasó al Hombre del Mañana?

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,737 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
Edición mexicana del recopilatorio: Whatever Happened to The Man of Tomorrow, la obra que recopilara los ya míticos y Superman #423 y Action Comics #583
Paperback, Edición especial, 64 pages
Published January 27th 1998 by Editorial Vid (DC Comics) (first published 1985)
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It's hard (for me, anyway) to rate this one properly.

This is the historic Final Farewell to the Silver Age Superman story. It's one of those things you have to read.
No doubt about it, you've just gotta do it.

I just wish I'd read it back in 1986. Don't get me wrong, it was good. Just...meeeeh not mind-blowing.
What can I say? It's 25 years old, and it shows.

5 stars for the Important Moment in Comics factor
1 star for the ugly 80's art (I can't help how I feel!)
3 stars for an ok plot


There were many comics during the 1980s that really helped redefine the comic book industry, such as Frank Miller’s classic “Batman” story, “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,” which helped redefine Batman into a darker and edgier character. Another comic that really stood out for DC comics during the 1980s was none other than “Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” which was actually the final “Superman” story to be written in the style of the silver age comics. Afte
Oct 24, 2014 Andrew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Andrew by: m
Shelves: comics-superhero
Eeeek! This passes as a classic super-hero story? It's an alright story, but it certainly isn't a classic. It's a throw-away "what if?" story.

Superman's last days are recalled by Lois Lane ten years after Superman's death. The recently married Lois Elliot gets interviewed by a guy from the Daily Planet in order to write a piece for a Superman Memorial edition of the paper.

I didn't recognize any of Superman's foes, not being a well-read Superman fan, except for Lex Luther.

The panel with the other
Marie Antoinette
"This is an imaginary story (which may never happen, but then again may) about a perfect man who came from the sky and did only good."

I've never been a fan of Superman, maybe it's because I'm a Batman's fan, maybe it's because I find him too pretentious or too martyr but I don't like him. So I gave this comic a chance, because I'm a massive Alan Moore fan, and now I understand why some people likes Superman, I still don't like him but i understand.

"Away in the big city, people still sometimes g
Perhaps this is not the first book to read about superman, kind of ironic now that I think about it. However it is kind of refreshing to see that all the page is coloured after reading all these mostly black and white manga.
Jan 16, 2008 greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the absolutely best superman story ever told. seriously.
Federiken Masters
Jan 11, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Maxi Masson... Quién lo diría.
Envidio la época de mi infancia y temprana adolescencia, donde podía leer un comic sin fijarme siquiera en el autor y disfrutaba plenamente de la historia sin preocuparme por quién trataba mejor a los personajes, qué línea editorial era mejor, si la revisionista o la pro-continuidad y otras nerdeadas por las que nos hacemos mala sangre los típicos friquis como yo. Cuando salió este tomo me lo prestó un compañero del colegio (que me cargaba por leer Superman, pero bueh...) y quedé fascinado. La h ...more
Thurston Hunger
Jan 15, 2013 Thurston Hunger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well the first Alan Moore that I could read with my (currently 10-year old) twin boys... Grateful for that, and grateful for Moore's focus on the flaws of Supes.

First story, a true celebrity must look longingly at anonymity. With Superman as a kid, you never felt that anything was at risk, so to read a book where (spoiler comes but it's nowhere near the point of the story) Krypto dies... Well, that's different. By the way, I was a little worried about my boys and this, and sure enough they both
Don Incognito
May 19, 2009 Don Incognito rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story, which ended the continuity of the original (pre-1986) Superman, deserves to be known as the better Superman death story. It's more mature and more intelligent, without page after page of Superman and a supervillain pounding each other. It's actually sadder and more full of death than the Doomsday arc, with the deaths of some of Superman's friends and also the deaths of at least four major Superman enemies. But all the death, and Superman's disappearance from the world (he does not di ...more
Feb 12, 2015 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting take on the last days of the original Superman.Shows a vulnerable side of The Man Of Steel.The plot moves along at a good pace and is filled with Supermans greatest foes.The Swamp Thing even makes a important cameo.Alan Moore is one of the best writers of comics/graphic novels if not the best.
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Alan Moore could have done MUCH better.
Uttiya Roy
There is this problem with superhero comics, ever since, the advent of this modern day version of superheroes which is dark and menacing and what not, it has almost become a horse everyone wants to ride on and harp about. In fact it becomes increasingly cheesy, when for the sake of being "serious" books become about relentless killing just for the heck of it. It has become almost a degrading sort of fanservice to create plots that would include well, a lot of dark and gloomy stuff in order to ma ...more
May 09, 2016 Hanocri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, to admit I have no comprehensive knowledge of Alan Moore's work. I have read the Watchmen and have started reading the Swamp Thing. I read quite a lot about Moore and I certainly will read some of his other famous pieces such as the Top 10, SMAX and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
At first, I was truly intrigued when I found out that Moore wrote a Superman story which basically functions (as far as I have understand it to be so) as the closure to one period of Superman's existence. M
Matt Mendoza
Jul 14, 2015 Matt Mendoza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, a collection of four seminal Superman issues, Alan Moore adds miles of depth to an iconic character and his world. In the first two issues, Superman ties up loose ends and fortifies his loved ones in the Fortress of Solitude while preparing for the impending siege and his foretold demise. In these issues, Superman resolves his most important relationships and airs some of his deepest regrets. Iconic allies and villains also make appearances in varyin ...more
Mar 27, 2015 Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Alan Moore piece, deserving of its place in history. If I remember correctly, it's more like an "elseworlds" type of story. Superman is challenged greatly by, in my opinion, the most interesting and powerful enemy, Brainiac (or is it?). I would love to review this, but I fear there is just too many spoilers that may be given away so I will do summarize the plot in a few sentences: Superman's friends and acquaintances start becoming murderous/suicidal. Superman fears that all of his close f ...more
Aug 09, 2008 Travis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
Alan Moore gives us a beautiful and epic good bye to the silver age Superman.
Lots of action, mixed with some really nice quiet human moments. This is basically Ragnarok, as nearly every member of Superman's supporting cast and rogues gallery shows up.
One of the great Superman stories.
Yep, I'm giving an Alan Moore book a 2 (okay, 2.5/5). Why? Because Superman SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kills himself at the end! I can't get past that! What a ridiculous end. I knew Super-man was very anti-lethal force, but I didn't know he would feel so bad that he would kill himself because he murdered an interdimensional monster (Mxylplyx). I mean get over it! You did what you had to do! I read this years before the Man of Steel came out and I always thought "jeez Superman, suck it up. Y ...more
Sep 07, 2009 Dave rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wanted to like it more, as I'm a big fan of Alan Moore's writing. There are some poignant moments, but most of it seems too hurried, trying to tie up and kill off both allies and villains of the Man of Steel.
Apr 22, 2008 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicnovels
The only Superman story ever to make me cry....Poor Krypto....

Arguably one of the best Superman stories ever, and with 70 years of them to choose from, that's telling you something.
Seth Heasley
Mar 13, 2016 Seth Heasley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was actually my first exposure to Alan Moore. I'd picked up a couple of thr more well known Superman collection, and thus one was stellar. I loved the idea of essentially wrapping up the story of the Silver Age Superman after Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it was awesome the way they rolled out one famous rogue after another.

The volume also includes Superman and the Swamp Thing, and For The Man Who Has Everything. the former actually made me want to check out more of Moore's Swamp Thing ti
Garrett Byrum
Mar 14, 2015 Garrett Byrum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you read this and think it's another throw away goofy superman comic then you are mistaken. I feel like what Alan Moore has done here is so subtly brilliant and such a love letter to the gold and silver age of superman. It feels so true to being a classic superman tale but reeks of moores reality and grimness but in a light hearted way befitting the man of steel. Superman is more who he is because of his ideals than of his powers. I wish more comic lovers understood this about their favorite ...more
Joe Santella
Mar 06, 2015 Joe Santella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This brilliant story is a fitting tribute and ending to the pre-Crisis Superman, especially my favorite "Silver Age" era. Every supporting character and villain get a definitive ending to their story. I suppose this would be a very puzzling read if you don't already know most of the history. But to avid readers like me, it's touching and engrossing. Maybe there's a reason why there hasn't been a perfect Superman story ever since this book. It's kind of like Superman dropped the microphone and wa ...more
Nathan Marchand
Jan 27, 2015 Nathan Marchand rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Given Moore's more nihilistic (but well-written) works like Watchmen, I wasn't sure he could write Superman well, but he did. The stories "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" and "For the Man Who has Everything" are both classics. Moore even predicted Supes' current relationship with Wonder Woman in the latter! (Though it was a joke). The middle story, "The Jungle Line," is good but forgettable, but it's the only time I know of where Superman meets Swamp Thing. Highly recommended to any " ...more
Mar 10, 2016 Brad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When Jerry Siegel was unable to pen the final Superman before the start of the new era under John Byrne, the job went to Alan Moore. He was tasked with writing a finale to tell the "ending" of the Superman story. What he created was a final standoff of numerous heroes and villains, including the weaker moments and cheesier characters the new era hoped to leave behind. The result feels about as ridiculous as Batman: The Movie (with Adam West's Batman--Bang!--going up against the big four), but wi ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Justin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sequential-art
Ah, but for the need to keep 35 different Superman titles in print at any one time in order to preserve DC Comics' copyright, this would have made a fitting and worthy final story for the greatest superhero of all. In fact, considering the mediocre drivel that has featured Kal El in the 22 years since, it is worth deleting it all and simply remembering this gem as the last Superman story ever told.

This is one of Alan Moore's finest efforts during his interminable career--here, as the end of Supe
Jul 13, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I've never cared for Superman but saw this in the library by Alan Moore and enjoyed it, though clearly I didn't know all of the plot lines it was tying up. I never knew there was a Superman/Swamp Thing story! And the opening paragraph is pure genius:

"This is an IMAGINARY STORY (Which may never happen, but then again may) about a perfect man who came from the sky and did only good. It tells of his twilight, when the great battles were over and the great miracles long since performed; of how his e
Paul Riches
Jun 18, 2013 Paul Riches rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-comics
Whatever Happened To Superman?

The origin of the greatest character ever has been told multiple times, with everything from John Byrne’s Man Of Steel to Smallville to Superman The Movie to the Man Of Steel movie all getting a kick at the continuity. And yes, these are some of my favourite versions.

Very few times have we witnessed the closing out of the character. The last reboot, launched after the Flashpoint crossover, capped off an era of greatness that whimpered out the door. No effort was rea
David Terruso
Mar 10, 2014 David Terruso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Alan Moore's treatment of Superman was amazing. His story was funny and complex and very suspenseful, and he really gave Superman a human touch that made everything very effective. I didn't know how the story was going to end, and the ending was very satisfying.

The two Swamp Thing stories were also great, particularly the Superman-Swamp Thing crossover. I only knew Swamp Thing from that 80s cult movie, and now I know the character is actually very interesting.
Aug 20, 2014 Kamina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels, dc
The mythology is not only great, it's unique.
...a staple of the superhero mythology is, there's the superhero and there's the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn't become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter
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Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.

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