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Subj: Re: Superman: Secret Origin
Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 01:53:55 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)
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It has it's ups and downs.
Lana knowing about his powers was a little bit of a letdown. I guess I'm partial to him as an adult taking her on a flight to reveal his secret, and when she thinks he's going to ask her to marry him... he rushes off to save the world. There was emotional impact in that scene. Him flying to save her from the tornado was pretty cool though... nice homage to the first season finaly of Smallville.
Speaking of Smallville, Chloe's signature is on Pete's cast... makes me wonder if they are going to bring her into the DCU.
Gary Frank is literally the PERFECT Superman artist... no matter what part of the Superman mythos we are dealing with, it seems that Mr Frank has the perfect vision as to exactly what it's supposed to look like.
I can't wait to see "Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes" in next month's issue. The recent resurgence of love for the Boy of Steel and the Legion has given me reason to get off my butt and head to the comicbook store.
Between this title and Grant Morrison's PHENOMENAL Batman and Robin, DC seems to be serious about revitalizing their icons.

I too must admit to a growing love of the return of the real Superboy.
It's very very odd at first as i've been inured to the 1986 revamp that vetoed the Boy of Steel and since then obviously we've had only stand-ins of one sort of another, seeing the real Superboy step forth then definitly makes the reader gasp aloud, it's been so very very long since Superman was also a teen hero... the implications are stunning as this isn't the 'Smallville' take on his early years it's the proper Silver-Age 'Worlds Greatest Teen super-hero' treatment. It makes Superman a seriously seasoned veteran super-hero, rightly the worlds #1 in fact.

Secret Origin grows in stature the more i think about it, the real wealth of the book is in the detail and the nice character touches. If this series does what Byrnes 'World Of...' minis did back in the 80s it will only enrich the current mythos hopefully and finally lay down a solid backstory every writer can work from. I think that's what's been missing since Infinite Crisis turned his continuity inside out.

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