Superman: Secret Identity (Superman Secret Identity Complete)
SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY is a 208-page trade paperback collecting the critically lauded 4-issue miniseries written by Kurt Busiek (JLA/AVENGERS, ASTRO CITY) with art by Stuart Immonen (SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY, THOR).
Set in the real world, SECRET IDENTITY examines the life of a young Kansas man with...more
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
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
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
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
A boy named Clark Kent is given Superman related stuff on his birthday, teased by classmates for his namesake, and generally wonders what life would be like if he had powers. And then he does.
This look at Superman is a more realistic view of what would happen, and the government is constantly on his tail because they are scared.
Clark later marries an Indian woman named Lois and has...more
Secret Identity exists in a world just like ours where Superman is a known entity, but solely as a comic book/cartoon/movie character... fully fictional. However, a kid is growing up in the middle of nowhere Kansas with the unfortunate name of Clark Kent; his parents thought it would be cool. Well, he doesn't. He has to d...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.
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
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
Side note: this story deals with an alternate Earth in which there are no superheroes and "Superman" is nothing more than a comic book character within that world. To that end, this story is a little more...more
In this world Superman only exists in comics and Clark has been named after him. He has to learn to navigate high school and then adult life when he develops superpowers for real.
Adored Clark's relationship with Lois and how we saw their marriage and family grow up over the course of 4...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