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Superman by Kurt Busiek
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Apr 19, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novel
Read in April, 2009

I was amazed by this piece. I am not a Superman fan but, this comic really wowed me. Superman becomes humanized and the story shifts away from the defeat of evil to the more personal struggle a man like Clark Kent faces. The focus is on family, career, moral responsibility and detachment. Although there's an underlying current of white man's burden and romanticized privilege I still enjoyed it, because the story really does appeal to the large secret identities that we keep and the choices we make in interacting with other people. This comic is a must read.

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