Superman's arrival is Give yourself a personal reading hiatus. first met with glowing praise. But it's not Sit back, kick your feet up, ... BIRTHRIGHT is as fresh and dynamic as the storytelling. Leinil Francis Yu's pencils sharply ...
Author: Mark Waid
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
This volume collects the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough and Miles Millar and a sketchbook section!
Faced with the knowledge of what Lex Luthor has planned for Metropolis, Clark Kent is ready to throw in the towel and head back to Smallville. But is there a greater threat from Krypton that only Superman can prevent?
Superman takes on the Kryptonian army in a battle that decides his status in Metropolis. What role will Lex Luthor play and what will the Man of Steel have to give up that will define him for the future? Find out as the 12-issue limited series reaches its explosive finale!
Clark Kent uncovers what Lex Luthor really has planned for Metropolis, and it could mean the end of Superman. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel gets his first real glimpse of his homeworld as Lex Luthor reveals the truth of Krypton!
Krypton invades Earth and the people of Metropolis begin rioting and panicking in the streets! Where is Superman and whose side will he be on in the war of worlds? The penultimate chapter of the limited series by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu that reimagines the origin of the Man of Steel!
Clark Kent returns to Smallville! Clark talks to his parents and begins work with Martha Kent on his costume. But Jonathan Kent doesn't seem too happy about his son's newfound desire for superheroics! The question is why?
Superman: Birthright Cover from Superman: Birthright #1 Art by Leinil Francis Yu. Publication information Publisher DC Comics Schedule Monthly Format Limited series Genre Superhero Publication date September 2003 - September 2004 Number ...
Most impressive is how Superman: Birthright honors the work of other creators without feeling derivative, presenting Superman once more as a tireless defender of the downtrodden. Though its continuity was later ignored by DC—which ...
Author: Joseph McCabe
Publisher: Triumph Books
Whether you're a die-hard comic book fan from the Golden Age or a new follower of Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Superman knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a musical. The rapid adaptation of the Man of Steel occurred before the character and storyworld were fully developed on the comic book page, allowing the adaptations an unprecedented level of freedom and adaptability. The essays in this collection provide specific insight into the practice of adapting Superman from comic books to other media and cultural contexts through a variety of methods, including social, economic, and political contexts. Authors touch on subjects such as the different international receptions to the characters, the evolution of both Clark Kent's character and Superman's powers, the importance of the radio, how the adaptations interact with issues such as racism and Cold War paranoia, and the role of fan fiction in the franchise. By applying a wide range of critical approaches to adaption and Superman, this collection offers new insights into our popular entertainment and our cultural history.