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All-Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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May 06, 11

Read in January, 2005

This is an unforgettable work of art condensing the many milestones throughout Superman's long career into a single, alternate universe story line in which Superman is dying. Lex Luthor has grokked how to kill the Man of Steel, and put into motion a plan that would eventually overload Supe's cells.

Morrison writes with sensitivity and grace, and coupled with the pencils of Quitely and the colors of Grant, is a piece nothing short of transcendental. How can an alien to our planet be more human than the humans themselves? Superman ties up loose ends before his eventual demise.

Exhilarating is Lois's stint as a superpower. Jimmy Olsen comes to Superman's rescue for once! Lex Luthor gives Clark Kent the interview of the century, all the while battling his way through prison. Heartbreaking is the death of Clark Kent's father, but there is a shining moment of hopeful reunion. And Punctuating this is klutzy Clark Kent's lovable antics.

Grant Morrison has written a lot of licensed comics, but nothing can come close to this in scope of grandeur and emotion.
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