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Morrison's superb Superman stories can be poignant, action-packed or downright silly, often in the same tale. An expedition to the heart of the sun is sabotaged by Lex Luthor, who would stand to profit from a global water shortage. Superman saves the day, but at a steep cost—his encounter with the sun alters him at a cellular level, and it looks like the Man of Steel actually faces death. The big story deals with Luthor's fervent quest to outlive his enemy, even as he himself sits on death row. The episodic tales along the way are the real delight, though: Superman reveals his true identity to Lois, but she doesn't believe him; for her birthday he gives her a potion which makes her a superwoman for 24 hours; Jimmy Olson becomes "eccentric zillionaire daredevil" for a day for a newspaper column; and in the best of the tales, Clark visits Luthor in prison for an exclusive interview, only to have an undesirable effect on a monstrous inmate. Quitely's art is wide-eyed and simple, yet still cosmically epic, drenched in an old-school color palette that makes this a vibrant feast for the eyes.(Apr.)
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ISBN-10:  1401209149
ISBN-13:  978-1401209148
Author:  Frank Quitely, Grant Morrison
Genre:  Comics & Graphic Novels, Superheroes
Publisher:  DC Comics
Format:  Graphic novel
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review by . November 23, 2010
   This incarnation of the greatest cartoon character of all time is one of the best. Along with Superman, Lois, Jimmy, Perry and even Lex Luthor have been modernized to reflect the changes in the world in the last two decades. I have been reading comics for decades and am not always pleased by the changes that have been made in the comic heroes over the years. In this case, I read the book with a bit of emotion, you feel for the plight of Superman and you want to empathize with Lois while …
review by . November 21, 2010
As someone that read almost every Superman comic that was printed from approximately 1961 through 1968, I tend to be reluctant to embrace the modern artwork and storylines. A great deal of it is years of "baggage", where all of what I have read tends to leave me in the "good old days" rather than moving with the modern trends in comics action.    That was not the case with this book; it was engaging, entertaining and thought provoking to an extent that a Superman comic has not done for …
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