Absolute All-Star Superman (All Star DC Comics)
Sooooo...weird. I always thought that I had read this. I mean - its Frank Quietly, an artist I absolutely adore. Not to mention that it's written by Morrison.
And then I figured out that I hadn't ever actually read it. For whatever reason, I always confused it with Superman: Secret Identity
Yeah, I dunno how that happened.
So anyways, upon this realization, you can bet your milk & cookies that I ran out and got me a copy of this right fucking quick!!
And you know what? Meh. Kinda disappointed.
After saving humanity’s first attempt to land a mission on the sun which was sabotaged by his long-time nemesis Lex Luthor, Superman has become more powerful than ever due to his overexposure to yellow light at the heart of the sun. His powers have been amplified and has also gained new ones but at the cost of imminent death. He sets out on his own Herculean labors to cement his legacy before ...more
I should say that I have always enjoyed Superman, but have really only known him from the movies. Only recently, have I begun reading the graphic novels. F ...more
Cuando oí del proyecto entre Grant Morrison y Frank Quitely, no sabia como era posible que el talento detrás de Los Invisibles, We3 y para mi el entonces desconocido, Flex Mentallo fuese a usar al superhéroe más barato de todos los tiempos para contar una historia, pero después de leer All Star Superman, ahora pienso que más bien son los demás escritores que se han vuelto flo ...more
I'll admit that I hate Superman. Namby-pamby boy scout that has all the power in the world just by being here on Earth. Never had to sweat or work for his power, like a prince inheriting a kingdom. I always root for Braniac and Lex Luthor.
In this book, Superman becomes... likable. Enjoyable. The story is ultra-futuristic and full of neo-science b ...more
I haven't read many Superman stories but I really enjoyed the work Morrison and Quitely did on this.
Frank Quitely art is especially stunning in this edition and really benefits from the oversize pages and high quality paper.
If you ever buy one Absolute, this is the one you have to pick.
In light of my forthcoming marriage, some friends threw me a bachelor party a few weeks back. They took note of my love of pop culture, comics, and - more specifically - Superman. I love Superman. Always have. His filmic presence of late leaves much to be desired, but
Grant Morrison, on the other hand, returns that sense fo wonder and the expansiveness of Superman in this story. He takes us through many of the old silver age type of stories, but makes them seem fresh, alive and new by updating them. It goes back to that feeling that Superman is AMAZING, and the world he lives in is fille ...more
Y que queréis que os diga, me lo podía haber ahorrado. Me ha resultado bastante pretencioso, todo el ...more
This is not an ordinary story with or about Superman. One of the most important premises was that the story could be told with complete disregard for continuity ...more
All-Star Superman delivers on what DC Comics claimed...to "strip down the Man of Steel to his timeless, essential elements". The book is a collection of a 12 issue run that appeared between November 2005 and October 2008. The story itself falls outside any actual continuity, much like Superman: Red Son and as such allows for a great deal of flexibility in its narrative.
Grant Morrison’s writing gives the story an overall sense of innocence and purity which in my ...more
Cominciamo col dire che non amo Superman, troppo forte, troppo patriottico, troppo ganzo.
Questa sontuosa edizione è la dimostrazione, se ancora ce ne fosse bisogno, che qualsiasi personaggio, messo in mano ad un autore con i contopifferi riesce ad entusiasmare anche il suo più strenuo detrattore
All Star Superman è sicuramente uno dei cicli di storie definitivi sull'Uomo d'acciaio,
vi piacerà anche se non conoscete per nulla l'unico eroe che togliendosi gli occhiali diventa irriconoscibile a tutti
Hope, Sacrifice, Selflessness, the good in all of us; If you love what Superman stands for, what he represents, then this is the book you MUST EXPERIENCE.
Growing up, I was always in love with graphic novels. I would visit the bookstore as often as my parents would let me, scouring the shelves for collections of golden-age, silver-age superman, batman, Wonder woman, Justice league, Justice society, and Teen titans. These, along with Astrix, bone, and Tintin en ...more
Having his days counted, he comes clean to Lois about his secret identity (view spoiler)[and for some reason the best investigative reporter in the world, ...more
It's a truly outstanding Superman story, filled with wonder and sadness. Morrison digs into a lot of what makes Superman the best of all heroes in 12 vignettes threaded together into one story. It's great stuff, creative and fun while keeping the core of Superman intact. So many people when telling Superman stories try to make him more human, ...more