Absolute All-Star Superman (All Star DC Comics)
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
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
Morrison's love for Superman (and Clark Kent for what he's worth) and just superhero mythology and the idea explored of a hero as powerful as (or comparable to) the sun, is entertaining and at times weird - for this writer mostly weird with some of the wonderfully complicated scientific logic where you can imagine this or that happening, not to mention the issue with Zibarro, the uh opposite if bizarro and the world if the bizarro - and the touching (Lois Lane is hand...more
This book has the benefit of being free of the baroque continuity that is the millstone around the neck of most DC or Marvel books, it is beautifully drawn by Frank Quitely and it has one or two sweet, strange signature Grant Morrison moments.
But it still wasn't that much fun for me. Maybe this will actually be the last time I give one of the...more
What separates All-Star Superman from any other Superman story is that it reaches to your heart and will actually make you feel his emotions. His strength and intelligence may be Kryptonian, but he is all-human. There he is doing all those amazing feats not just with b...more
The start of the graphic novel (originally published as 12 individual issues) introduces the notion that Superman, having been tricked into a rescue mission deep within the Sun, is doomed. His extreme exposure to the Sun has heightened his po...more