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Jepster
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  • Other Aliases: The Man with too many nicknames
  • Got into comics: "When I was a kid maybe 1989, then I couldn't afford it. Jumped back in 2005"
  • What makes comics cool: "The art and the amazing stories. Non-formulaic stuff."
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  • Other Aliases:Bheng Bas
  • Got into comics: "Around 1989 too, it was kind of the year of animated comic books on TV that time."
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Thursday, July 06, 2006

All Star Superman Review
posted by Bahoot Studios


All Star Superman (ASS) REVIEW

What a great and beautiful ASS the DC has.

All Star Superman is the only All Star title worth buying and reading. Although if you’re a continuity buff, I think it would be better if you try NOT to connect this title to any current or old rendition of Superman because Grant Morrison’s take is a story independent of the DC Universe’s loophole infested continuity.

This isn’t your Grandfather’s Earth 2 Superman nor is it John Byrne’s Earth 1 Superman rather its more of a mix and match between all of the Supermen creating a whole new and livelier Superman title thus giving it a fresh and unrestricted look at the first superhero. At first having to strip the story of any continuity constrain does make most readers wonder where to place this Superman and is he any different from the previous renditions of the hero but after you get over that and read the book as it is you would soon realize that this book provides a unique take on Superman and its world.

Morrison’s take on the Big Blue Boy Scout is to explore the main character through its side characters and the world he lives in, hoping to give the readers an outside perspective of who Superman is and how his world sees him. The first issue was an introduction to the characters both old and new but despite it being brief it served its purpose. The succeeding issues where based on the point of views of Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. All of them were a fun read and with Frank Quitely’s high concept and detailed art this book is a great recommend for both old and new comic book readers.

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