American Alien

Book - 2016
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"Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, Adventures of Superman) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you Superman: American Alien, a new epic that chronicles the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic "Superman" as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, Superman: American Alien is unlike anything you've seen before. Collects Superman: American Alien #1-7"--
Published: Burbank, CA :, DC Comics,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781401262563
Branch Call Number: GN SUP
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Alternative Title: American alien


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Jun 21, 2017

Liked the provincial Midwest aw-shuck instead of usual confident cosmopolitan tone in book.
Hello! Nice...character designs.

Mar 16, 2017

Not in continuity, which perhaps makes it the more interesting. The author gets to work with several artists on telling a story of the Man of Steel progressing from boyhood to a young man just starting out on the road of heroics. The tone of each chapter is different, and the art for one will appeal more than the art for others, depending on personal taste. The result is a surprisingly appealing take on Superman, with characterization among certain characters that rings true- especially his Lex Luthor. There are also surprises along the way, such as interaction with a familiar Wonder Woman adversary long before she's reached her destiny.


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