Following the events of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel by acclaimed writer J Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis, comes the long awaited sequel Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World s Greatest Super Hero, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who s not Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of SteelAnd the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Kryptonian But that will also mean he will have Superman s powers without his conscience, and Kal El cannot come anywhere near him, even though he has to stop him The fight scenes were done quite well, the characters were consistent and the story was really good I am enjoying Earth One a lot Good comic Almost as good as the first book Great art work good story The only falling for this is it felt rushed There were some great ideas in this book Superman losing his powers for the first time, but I think he should have spenttime being human , not getting his powers back in a couple of panels Unfortunately this happened in all the fights in this book I never liked the Parasite as a top villein, but when he is powered up he looks like Superman s deadliest opponent.The stron Good comic Almost as good as the first book Great art work good story The only falling for this is it felt rushed There were some great ideas in this book Superman losing his powers for the first time, but I think he should have spenttime being human , not getting his powers back in a couple of panels Unfortunately this happened in all the fights in this book I never liked the Parasite as a top villein, but when he is powered up he looks like Superman s deadliest opponent.The strongest thing about his is the psychological story Now that Clark is Superman what does he do next He has reported his biggest article, stopped an alien threat, and life seems pretty good Now he has to face the backlash of paranoia from the public of having a god like character among them What are his motives What does he want Superman runs against a dictator should he just kill him and be done with it What then should he take over world next The rest of the book sets up stuff for later, including major Superman villeins That is the problem this book felt rushed andof a filler than a stand alone story, which the Earth One line should be As sequels go a good attempt I m really enjoying this series This was better in some ways than the first volume In this volume we seeideas on superman s life and I really like what s being done with him We get to see the creation of parasite not my favourite bad guy and again I like what they ve done with him I d say the reason I like this story is that they ve made his storyrealistic and they ve given itfeeling My favourite part in this story was very moving He talks about his first pet, how it di I m really enjoying this series This was better in some ways than the first volume In this volume we seeideas on superman s life and I really like what s being done with him We get to see the creation of parasite not my favourite bad guy and again I like what they ve done with him I d say the reason I like this story is that they ve made his storyrealistic and they ve given itfeeling My favourite part in this story was very moving He talks about his first pet, how it died and where he buried it Beautifully written I m off to read the next volume now Great so far Bad guy gets caught in a weird machine which zaps him and rather than killing him, warps him into a monster called Parasite Superman worries about getting involved in developing nations politics and having sex with a human woman Then Superman and Parasite fight guess who wins That s pretty much the whole book.There is a super ton of stuff I didn t like about this book Probably the worst by far is the dialogue J Michael Stracynzski has a tin ear for how people, especially young people, s Bad guy gets caught in a weird machine which zaps him and rather than killing him, warps him into a monster called Parasite Superman worries about getting involved in developing nations politics and having sex with a human woman Then Superman and Parasite fight guess who wins That s pretty much the whole book.There is a super ton of stuff I didn t like about this book Probably the worst by far is the dialogue J Michael Stracynzski has a tin ear for how people, especially young people, speak On the first page Perry is talking to Clark who immediately sounds like an annoying dweeb, punctuating Perry s wise words soliloquy with feeble attempts at humour Jimmy Olson thinks a haircut, putting his feet up on his desk and a blog make him cool and utterly fails to convince, while a new character, Clark s sexy neighbour, doesn t sound at all like a semi real, semi intelligent woman andlike a nearly 60 year old man trying awkwardly to write dialogue for a twentysomething woman.And then there s Lois On a night in, Lois and her boyfriend unnamed are sat in front of the TV, Lois is bristling, and they fight Lois ends the brief argument, dismissing the man with the only thing you re supposed to do is smile, look good on the couch, don t talk and then leave Why does she sound like a 20s gangster talking to his moll Her depiction in the book is devoid of charm new readers coming to this book will wonder why anyone gave a damn about such an angry, irritating character.Enter the arbitrary bad guy for this book, Parasite He s an evil geezer, murdering people left and right, before he even manages to wind up in a government lab, trapping himself in a test chamber, and accidentally blasting himself with experimental stuff, turning him into a monster that looks like he s trying to break the world record for most tennis balls crammed into his mouth Everything about this guy is uninspired from the lab test chamber trope instantly turning the guy into a monstrous villain, to his ridiculous appearance, to the motivations behind everything he does, yelling on every page he s on power,power, unlimited power It would have been just as effective if he d been saying villain motivation over and over You still don t care Also their final battle reads like a Street Fighter 2 fight with a dialogue box in the bottom of each panel indicating how much power both combatants have, their power bars decreasing as they trade punches view spoiler And how about how Parasite s defeated Why would having his sister suddenly appear quite coincidentally in the exact spot in the wreckage where he and Superman have been fighting despite their fight taking place from one random location to another at super speed , suddenly humanise him again After all his horrible deeds even before he became a physical monster, he s clearly a psychopath who left his humanity behind long ago, so why would he care what his sister thought It s so contrived Then Superman s baby container computer cooks up some kind of super armour suited just to defeat this villain s powers Sigh hide spoiler The myriad storylines in the book are there to show how Superman becomes the morally upright character he s famous for At least that s how I think it was supposed to be Stracynzski muddies the water with his ham fisted handling of the story strands Clark moves into a low rent building filled with low lives to meet a charming and beautiful young woman, so we get a flashback to Smallville where an embarrassed young Clark winces as Jonathan Kent talks about intimate relations between men and women and how it s going to be very different for him because of who he is I only mention this because I re watched it recently but Mallrats has a scene where Brodie talks about Superman hypothetically having sex with a human woman, saying the only way would be with a Kryptonite condom I wondered if Stracynzski would explain this conundrum but instead he just tapers off, leaving the reader uncertain whether Clark would ever be able to have sex with a human woman or man if he swung that way hey, this is a re imagining right So why bring up this flashback in the first place if not to resolve it And why is Jonathan Kent referring to his teenage son as the Man of Steel There s a limp side story about a junkie that s just crassly sentimental and shoe horned in for no reason except to make you feel something the writer hasn t earned through his writing, and a weird non romantic story with his sexy neighbour Then later he has Superman rather questionably impose himself upon a developing nation s political system, thus altering that country s destiny for the better maybe, the liberators still hang onto the guns but I still think it s not up to Superman to decide these things.I like the potential that the Earth One series has Geoff Johns Batman Earth One was definitely one of the best comic books I read all year but Stracynzski s a far less talented writer and whose version of Superman Earth One is noticeably poorer and uninspired An alternate take on a familiar character should shed new light and reveal something about that character we didn t know before but this reboot doesn t have anything to distinguish itself from the range of Superman books already out there It s so bland and pointless, I don t know why DC bothered with this at all Compared to a superior Superman title like Grant Morrison s Action Comics , both volumes of Earth One are shown up as the weaker efforts they are And why does Clark look Chinese, Shane Davis