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Book Review: Superman: Birthright

Superman: BirthrightSuperman: Birthright by Mark Waid

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A re-telling of Superman's origin story. The story is fairly well told with some interesting twists. It focuses more on Luthor and how he tries to take down Superman in the first year and I think it certainly a fair point that Luthor would be unlikely to just sit on the sidelines.

I do think the book does go a little off-track in the chapter about Luthor's youth in Smallville. It's a digression from the main story and it feels like Mark Waid's trying to have his cake and eat it too but introducing such a silver age element.

Overall, while this is good, I personally prefer Superman: For All Seasons.

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Published on July 26, 2019 21:39 Tags: mark-waid, origin-story, superman

Christians and Superheroes

Adam Graham
I'm a Christian who writes superhero fiction (some parody and some serious.)

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