Started and Finished reading on June 29, 2020

Well, I was expecting something as good as the Batman:Year One. I was disappointed in this. The Superman Earth One novels were a better retelling of Superman’s initial years.

Superman: Year One

From legendary writer Frank Miller comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story, with art by John Romita Jr.

From the collapsing spires of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, from the submerged splendors of Atlantis to the chaotic energy of the Daily Planet, the story of Clark Kent, last son of the House of El, is the stuff of legend. Now, two of comics’ greatest creators join forces to bring a bold new vision of the Man of Steel’s origin to life.

With Superman: Year One, writer Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, Sin City), and artist, John Romita Jr. (Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kick-Ass) bring their renowned storytelling talents to bear as they reimagine the formative trials that young Clark must undergo to claim his place I our world.

As he learns to balance the grave responsibilities of his powers against their limitless possibilities, Clark must also build his humanity just like everybody else-one relationship at a time. Greater than a super-powered adventure, more powerful than a coming-of-age tale, Superman: Year One is a visceral exploration of the fundamental importance of choice in this American icon’s journey into heroism.

I had woken up a bit early on Saturday. It was too early and I could not get back to sleep. Decided to watch this instead. I had read the Elseworlds comic a few year back and this was a good adaptation of that. I really wish the DC would start developing their Elseworlds line as movies.

My rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Superman: Red Son from IMDb

What if baby Kal-El’s rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? That is the premise of this Elseworld’s tale from DC Comics.

What if the world’s superheroes turned into zombies? I hope there are more such comics like this. The Elseworlds line could do with a Rebirth.

February 3, 2020 – Started Reading
February 4, 2020 – Finished Reading

DCEASED (DC)

What happens to the World’s Finest if the world ends? With death spreading across the planet, who will live and who will turn in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation?

It’s the end of the world as we know it!

Six hundred million people worldwide are instantly turned into violent, monstrous engines of destruction when their minds are recoded with a corrupted Anti-Life Equation from Apokolips. The heroes of Earth are fighting a losing battle to save humanity, save the world and save themselves, in one of the most shocking tales ever told in the DC Universe.

Fighting time, each other and all of humanity, Earth’s greatest heroes must rally together for what may very well be their last chance to save the world from the most terrible plague humanity has ever seen. The Anti-Life Equation has been released and is ravaging the world at the viral speed of social media. Once exposed, victims lose their minds, violently attacking all around them.

The heroes of Earth are fighting a losing battle to save the world…and themselves! With time running out, who will live and who will die in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation?

Collects issues #1-6.

January 30, 2020 – Started Reading
February 2, 2020 – Finished Reading

Heroes in Crisis was an interesting take on how superheroes deal with PTSD. And that line, “I am Batman. I don’t do press.” 😎

"I'm Batman. I don't do press." (Heroes in Crisis Issue #5)

HEROES IN CRISIS (DC)

There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA-operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD?

Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate–but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?
Collects Heroes in Crisis #1-9

Started and Completed Reading: June 5, 2019
Superman: Action Comics, Vol. 1: Invisible Mafia by Brian Michael Bendis (DC)

In costume, Superman is the world’s greatest hero. In plain clothes, he’s Clark Kent, one of the Daily Planet‘s best investigative reporters. But on the streets of Metropolis, there’s a new threat rising that neither of them can see…until it’s too late.

A new power called the Red Cloud has taken over the city’s underworld, and it’s like nothing Superman has ever faced before. As he chases down the story, his mind is preoccupied by the absence of his wife Lois Lane and their son Jonathan–leaving the Man of Tomorrow vulnerable to the mysterious new villain of today!

Even with all his power, can the Man of Steel stop what’s coming for his family and his city?

Collects Action Comics #1001-1006–the perfect start to an all-new era of Superman!

January 24, 2019 – Started Reading
February 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

Read as Single issues: ACTION COMICS 993-999 and a story from ACTION COMICS SPECIAL 1.

Superman: Action Comics, Vol. 5: Booster Shot (DC)

Superman and Booster Gold travel back in time to verify the claims that Kal-El’s father somehow survived the destruction of Krypton. What they find, though, is a vastly different world than history has shown. When the time intruders are discovered, Jor-El and General Zod collaborate to capture or destroy them. The Eradicator will chase the pair through time to 25th-century Gotham City and back to Krypton in pursuit of justice.

Started reading: December 13, 2018
Completed reading: December 29, 2018

Superman, Vol. 6: Imperius Lex (DC)

It’s a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. As the conflict continues, a new warrior enters the battlefield: Lois Lane, Female Fury. May Granny Goodness have mercy on all their souls… Collects issues #33-36 and #39-41.

October 14, 2018 – Started Reading
December 8, 2018 – Finished Reading
Read as single issues: Superman 27-32
Superman Vol. 5: Hopes and Fears (DC)

The Kents’ family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives; you can bet that they’re going to need a vacation after their vacation! But when Parallax takes over Superman’s body, it’s up to Sinestro to save the day. Plus, Lois takes an interview with the assassin Deathstroke and he has his sights set on Superman! Collects SUPERMAN 27-32.

Read as single issues: SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS 985-992.
June 24, 2018 – Started Reading
June 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
Rating : β˜…β˜…β˜…
Action Comics: Superman-The Oz Effect by Dan Jurgens

Shrouded in mystery for years, the puppetmaster known as Mr. Oz has finally shown his hand. His agents have begun to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows, his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. Who is he? The answer will change Superman forever.