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Subj: Re: Did anyone here read this story?
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 05:07:54 pm EST (Viewed 21 times)
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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 12:18:16 pm EST (Viewed 12 times)

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I didn't, but I assumed others here have. I read a review of the entire series -- it sounds pretty terrible.

In addition to lifting a book with infinite pages with Captain Marvel's help (Ultraman, who is said to be the exact opposite of Superman, later did it on his own) -- scans of which I saw -- Superman and the Green Lanterns apparently pulled the Earth out of a black hole. Unfortunately, I saw no scans of that.

I did however see scans of Superman singing Darkseid's soul to death, killing Mandrake while wearing in his cosmic armor, lifting the infinite book, as noted above, enduring the contents of the infinite book, whereas Earth 5 Captain Marvel was taken down by it, struggle with the speeding, 700 mile ship, etc. Neat feats, but terrible story, as far as I can tell. Just truly awful.


I read it. As with Final Crisis there are some great ideas but as a read it was mostly gobbldegook for me, as i said elsewhere I can handle weirdnes and odd narrative techniques - i totally loved Morrisons Doom Patrol(!) but Superman Beyond is hard to make sense of as most of the characters are alien and the situation is completely alien.
It goes into Metatextual territory and explois Superman as narrative concept, Superman as a Fiction and his effect/necessity to the universe.

I guess taking the positives it supports stories like Emperor Joker or the Dominus/Kismet arc where Superman is shown as pivotal to events and an imporatant cog in the Universes workings. So in that sense Morrisons story cements that legend/Mythical element of the character and puts him on a bit of a pedestal. \(yes\)

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