Alan Moore Curt Swan, George Perez, and Kurt Schaffenberger, illustrators Written by the author of WATCHMEN and BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE This acclaimed story projects the final fate of The M I was really disappointed by that comic It s one of the most iconic Superman comics, it s the end of an era and it s written by Allan Moore It should have been at least some good But it s really boring The fight scenes are boring, the dialogues are stupid and all the characters in this comic are ridiculously stupid I mean the was a panel where the superhero friends of Superman where trying to destroy the force field that brainiac made to trap Superman, his friends and his enemies, to e I was really disappointed by that comic It s one of the most iconic Superman comics, it s the end of an era and it s written by Allan Moore It should have been at least some good But it s really boring The fight scenes are boring, the dialogues are stupid and all the characters in this comic are ridiculously stupid I mean the was a panel where the superhero friends of Superman where trying to destroy the force field that brainiac made to trap Superman, his friends and his enemies, to eventually kill him In this panel Batman and Robin were hitting the force field with a stick A FUCKING STICK He s goddamn Batman, I am sure he could find a better way to break a force field Also the artwork was awful The only reason I am giving it 2 stars instead of 1 is because the ending is actually really good and I liked it The end of an era This TPB collects Superman 423 Action Comics 583.Creative Team Writer Alan MooreIlustrator Curt SwanInkers George P rez Kurt SchaffenbergerEditor Julius Schwartz FARENHEIT 1,763 If the nuisances from my past are coming back as killers what happens when the killers come backIt was 1986, and the Silver Age of Comic Books were coming to an end.It s an odd feeling to remember that, since I am used to think about the Silver Age as something of the 70s, an The end of an era This TPB collects Superman 423 Action Comics 583.Creative Team Writer Alan MooreIlustrator Curt SwanInkers George P rez Kurt SchaffenbergerEditor Julius Schwartz FARENHEIT 1,763 If the nuisances from my past are coming back as killers what happens when the killers come backIt was 1986, and the Silver Age of Comic Books were coming to an end.It s an odd feeling to remember that, since I am used to think about the Silver Age as something of the 70s, and always realizing that it ended just 4 years before reaching the 90s it s an odd feeling indeed.Julius Schwartz, the now iconic editor who updated to the Silver Age so many characters like Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkman and The Atom, is a true synonym of that era, at least in the titles of DC Comics Therefore, it was just right that Julius Schwartz would come out with the basic idea for this iconic story, that Alan Moore developed the bold narrative, along with the outstanding illustrations of Curt Swan, and the great inks of George P rez Kurt Schaffenberger It was the last story of Superman the last story of the Silver Age of Comic Books.And as any last story of an era, ending it and bringing a new one since nothing truly ends just transforms the tale is a bittersweet merging of both ages In this case, the story contains a closure of the still campy adventure of the Silver Age, but integrating an overture of the yet dark violence of the Bronze Age to come.The Silver Age ended yesterday and the Man of Tomorrow cried GOOD BYE, SUPERMAN WE LL MISS YOU Nobody has the right to kill Not you, not Superman Especially not SupermanIt s 1997, ten years later of the last sighting of Superman Lois Lane got married, now she is Mrs Jordan Elliot, and she had a child A young reporter from the Daily Planet interviews her about her recollections of the last days of Superman The goofy enemies of Superman like Bizarro, The Prankster and Toyman gone berserk in an unbelievable outbreak of genocides, homicides and even suicides And the close people to Superman were starting to get killed since his secret identity was exposed in the middle of all that crazy violence So, the menace was clear, if the absurd villains were able of such gruesome acts how far could go his greatest foes Lex Luthor, bald mad scientist still Silver Age, remember is assimilated against his will, into an unholy fusion, with Brainiac s brain, evolving him in the worst of both worlds, with a clear goal to kill Superman and all his loved ones without mercy The Legion of Super Villains made a time trip from the 30th Century, to have front seats in the fall of Superman, since it s an already historic fact in their time period And the worst is still to come Superman is forced to take in, his still alive closest friends, and making a desperate last stand in his Fortress of Solitude, but even him won t be able to save them all, since even his own safety is guaranteed But remember the tale is a bittersweet merging of both ages the story contains an overture of the yet dark violence of the Bronze Age to come, but also a closure of the still campy adventure of the Silver Age Wink It s hard for me, anyway to rate this one properly.This is the historic Final Farewell to the Silver Age Superman story It s one of those things you have to read No doubt about it, you ve just gotta do it.I just wish I d read it back in 1986 Don t get me wrong, it was good Just meeeeh not mind blowing What can I say It s 25 years old, and it shows.5 stars for the Important Moment in Comics factor1 star for the ugly 80 s art I can t help how I feel3 stars for an ok plot image error Introduction There were many comics during the 1980s that really helped redefine the comic book industry, such as Frank Miller s classic Batman story, Batman The Dark Knight Returns, which helped redefine Batman into a darker and edgier character Another comic that really stood out for DC comics during the 1980s was none other than Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow which was actually the final Superman story to be written in the style of the silver a image error Introduction There were many comics during the 1980s that really helped redefine the comic book industry, such as Frank Miller s classic Batman story, Batman The Dark Knight Returns, which helped redefine Batman into a darker and edgier character Another comic that really stood out for DC comics during the 1980s was none other than Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow which was actually the final Superman story to be written in the style of the silver age comics After I read Alan Moore s classic Batman story, Batman The Killing Joke, I just had to check out Alan Moore s other works with the DC Universe and after many of my friends recommended me this comic, I decided to check out Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow This is honestly the first Superman comic book I had ever read, even though I knew Superman from watching Superman The Animated Series and Smallville What is this story about This is basically a what if story about the events that led Superman to suddenly disappear from the face of the Earth This story includes many of Superman s greatest foes Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Metallos and Kryptonite Man trying to kill Superman Will they succeed Read this comic to find out What I loved about this story Alan Moore s writing Alan Moore, as usual, has written a truly inspiring story about the man of tomorrow as it was truly intense yet exciting at the same time I loved the way that Alan Moore wrote this story in a what if scenario, even going as far as to say that this story is IMAGINARY, since I love reading what if stories about what would have happened to our favorite comic book characters if certain situations that do not normally happen in the mainstream universe happened to that character I found this story to be really interesting because of how various events are set up to lead to the mystery of Superman s disappearance such as Bizarro attacking Metropolis for sadistic reasons I also loved the fact that even though this story was extremely short, Alan Moore still managed to detail every event that was involved in Superman s disappearance and I loved seeing the characters reactions towards certain situations, especially Superman himself I really loved the portrayals of all the characters, including Lois Lane and Superman as Lois Lane is written as being extremely helpful towards Superman and caring about him when the situations got complicated for Superman I really loved Superman s personality as he is always shown as the man who would try to do the right thing and would try to help out his friends and the planet whenever they are attacked by his enemies.Curt Swan s artwork Curt Swan s artwork was fantastic as it really captured the feel of the Silver Age Superman comics with the characters looking extremely realistic and colorful I also loved the way that Curt Swan drew the action scenes as they look intense and dramatic whenever Superman was fighting his foes What made me feel uncomfortable about this story I guess the only worrisome thing about this comic is that it is a bit darker than your average Superman story I will not go into much detail, but let us just say that many characters die in this comic and that might be upsetting for any Superman fan Final Thoughts Overall, Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is a truly brilliant Superman story that fans of Superman will definitely enjoy for many years This volume also contains two extra stories after the original story which are The Jungle Line with artwork by Rick Veitch and it is where Superman meets up with Swamp Thing and For the Man Who Has Everything with artwork by Dave Gibbons and it is about Superman being controlled by one of Mongul s inventions on his birthday I would definitely check those two stories out also Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog