Superman: Secret Identity (Superman Secret Identity Complete)
Now, I have just recently gotten into the “Superman” comics, starting with Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? and after enjoying that comic, I decided to check out more “Superman” comics! So, I finally managed to stumbled upon a “Superman” comic that my friends have strongly recommended to me and it was called “Superman: Secret Identity,” which was written by Kurt Busiek along with artwork by Stuart Immonen and I have to tell you that this is clearly o...more
Ok, the premise sounds silly. There is a kid from a small town in Kansas, who's parents have a warped sense of humor. You see, their last name is Kent...and they decided to name him Clark. He is (naturally) teased mercilessly by other kids for having the same name as a comic book superhero. Poor kid. Or he is until one day he discovers that he actually does have powe...more
Superman was never a character that really called out to me. For "normal" superhero adventures a neigh-invulnerable man never interested me much. But the potential for more was always there, and when creators really embrace the problem...more
First chapter, as he becomes Superboy, feels a little odd to me. Pleasant and non-threatening, like a stitch out of Andy Griffith (with a little more mayhem). Makes CK seem pretty mild and a little too controlled for a teenager with all these powers and feelings and confusion.
It actually creeped me out - like that feeling you get watching the Talented Mr. Ripley, where you just know there's something sinister under the surface of everything going so smoothly. Honestly,...more
Busiek explores the Superman from his Superboy days all the way to his Super-Pappy days!
My only regret is that this book has yet to be released as a DC Deluxe Hardcover... my trade paperback is getting kinda used up from the multiple re-reads!
It's the story of Clark Kent, a perfectly ordinary boy whose parents displayed a "particular" sense of humor when they named him Clark. He's really nothing special, except that he gets teased a lot because of his name. And then, one day, he discovers he can...more
The novel actually chronicles Clark's whole life -- it's really compelling. My review does not do it justice.
If you like Superman, go read this.
I picked this book up on the rec...more
Except is really isn't a Superman story... Or is it?
It begins by introducing us to a young boy living in Kansas who is named Clark Kent. His family thinks it's hilarious and buys him every piece of Superman paraphernalia they can find. Classmates mock him and his name, throwing taunts at him.
This Clark Kent isn't really Superman, except for one day... He is. Young Clark Kent, who is based in our "real world", finds himself with Superman-like powers one...more
Kurt Busiek always does an excellent job of writing about super heroes with human feelings. "Astro City," as outlandish as the characters are, is always grounded in the reality of emotion the reader can emphasize with. "Secret Identity" could be an "Astro City" story if it wasn't about Superman (and it is but isn't). The main focus, told mostly through narration, is on feelings of alienation, anxiety, familial love and morality. It's an interesting aspect of comics that costumed heroes are usual...more
Clark Kent (not that one) is an ordinary midwest teenager living in small town Kansas in a world just like ours. Superman exists as a comic character and cultural myth but humans are just that, there are no superpowers. Clark's parents thought it would be cute to call him Clark, so for every birthday he gets Superman paraphanelia and every day is tormented at school. His crush on girl next door Cassie is unrequited and h...more
Y eso que soy muy fan de los “elseworlds” de DC, porque ha...more
Dekonstruksi Superhero, done with love for Superhero in general.
Kisah tentang anak keluarga Kent yang dinamakan Clark, sesuai nama Tokoh komik, Superman.
Dia tumbuh dikelilingi benda-benda superman pemberian keluarga serta tumbuh dengan olok-olokan dari teman-temannya.
Dan suatu hari, suatu hari, Clark menemukan dirinya memiliki kekuatan Superman (atau setidaknya mirip kekuatan Superman).
Premis yang menarik ini di bawa dengan nuansa dunia yang mirip dunia kita sehari, hari...more
Hands down, this is my favorite DC comic ever.
You don’t need to know anything about Superman or any other DC comic to understand what’s going on in Secret Identity. The four-issue miniseries (which you can pick up as a trade paperback compilation next month) is not about the Clark Kent most of us are familiar with. It’s about...more
Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them. He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil #120. This was the first part of a continuity-heavy four-part story arc;...more