Hot On The Heels Of Their Acclaimed Graphic Novel SUPERMAN LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, Superstars Geoff Johns And Gary Frank Reunite To Present An Explosive Story That Spells Out The Definitive Origin Of Superman For The st Century Chronicling Clark Kent S Journey From The Cornfields Of Smallville To The Skyscrapers Of Metropolis, You Ll Witness A Whole New Look At The Beginnings Of Lex Luthor, The Legion Of Super Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, The Parasite And Of Your Favorite Characters From The Superman Family It S A Look At The Mythic Past Of The Man Of Steel With An Eye Toward The Future


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  1. Anne Anne says:

    3.5 starsAnother good origin story by Johns, but something was missing It seemed to cover too much I think if it had been twice as long, it would have been better Also, even though I love The Legion, what was the point of including them in this They didn t play an important part in this particular story, and I think the pages could have been better spent on something else And, unlike with Superman Brainiac, I couldn t overlook Gary Frank s Christopher Reeve like rendition of Clark Superman 3.5 starsAnother good origin story by Johns, but something was missing It seemed to cover too much I think if it had been twice as long, it would have been better Also, even though I love The Legion, what was the point of including them in this They didn t play an important part in this particular story, and I think the pages could have been better spent on something else And, unlike with Superman Brainiac, I couldn t overlook Gary Frank s Christopher Reeve like rendition of Clark Superman Every time I turned the page, the thought Superman has no lipssmacked me upside the face Maybe I m in the minority with this opinion, but Superman is so fugly in this book, that it actually distracted me from the story I feel compelled to mention that I did not think Christopher Reeves may he rest in peace was fugly He did a wonderful job bringing Superman to life on the silver screen, etcI would put this on your to read list if you are a fan of Superman or Johns Even thoug...


  2. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    This is the not so secret origin story of the most famous superhero of them all, Superman Geoff Johns runs through Clark Kent Kal El Superman s life story from his humble beginnings in Smallville, Kansas, growing up on the farm of Jonathan and Martha Kent, slowly realising his powers and alien ancestry as he becomes older, and meeting Lex Luthor for ...


  3. Jonathan Terrington Jonathan Terrington says:

    I m not normally a huge fan of the revised and redone origin stories of the superhuman characters of the DC and Marvel universes I often feel it s either 1 laziness, 2 commercially driven to tie into new movies or tv shows or 3 because they simply cannot come up with any new ideas However this was a very well written origin story that managed to subvert previous superman origin stories and tell a modern Superman story very well The major problem with a Superman origin for a modern audience i I m not normally a huge fan of the revised and redone origin stories of the superhuman characters of the DC and Marvel universes I often feel it s either 1 laziness, 2 commercially driven to t...


  4. Sud666 Sud666 says:

    Geoff Johns does Superman Whatdo you need to know I have loved all of Geoff John s runs on different comics He is a great writer I found out about this series and was glad I did Wonderful art and a great story If you are a fan of Superman or G johns writing then I can not recommend...


  5. Rizwan Rizwan says:

    Holy shit, from Superman Birthright and Superman Peace on Earth, two of the best Superman graphic novels I ve read yesterday, to this one today without a doubt The WORST Superman origin story I ve had the displeasure to read And to think that Birthright, which was the previous official modern origin story of Superman, turned out of continuity for this worthless peace of trash to become the new definite modern origin in Post Infinite Crisis DC What a damn shame.Simply put The script is comp Holy shit, from Superman Birthright and Superman Peace on Earth, two of the best Superman graphic novels I ve read yesterday, to this one today without a doubt The WORST Superman origin story I ve had the displeasure to read And to think that Birthright, which was the previous official modern origin story of Superman, turned out of continuity for th...


  6. Bhanuj Bhanuj says:

    I love origin stories and Superman Secret Origin did not disappoint It reminds me a lot of Mark Waid s Birthright, especially the artwork But this story begins much early Clark Kent as a teenager struggles to control his powers and discovers who he really is The story begins with the difficult adolescent school years of Clark and then comes the big revelation I love it how irrationally Clark acts, just like a typical teenager The first issue also gives us a glimpse into Lex Luther s past h I love origin stories and Superman Secret Origin did not disappoint It reminds me a lot of Mark Waid s Birthright, especially the artwork ...


  7. Victor Victor says:

    To start this off all I have to say is Geoff frickin Johns If you don t know him you should For years now he has been writing stories with rich and vibrant characters So when you hear he wrote a Superman origin you better pick it up Secret Origin is a 6 issue tale that takes you through clark s early childhood as he finds where he belongs But this story is muchthan just a clark superman story, woven in are all the most important people in his life From his family, friends, and the le To start this off all I have to say is Geoff frickin Johns If you don t know him you should For years now he has been writing stories with rich and vibrant characters So when you hear he wrote a Superman origin you better pick it up Secret Origin is a 6 issue tale that takes you through clark s early childhood as he finds w...


  8. Steven Matview Steven Matview says:

    I know, I know Superman s origin again Well, Secret Origin is no Birthright or For All Seasons but hey, let s be thankful it s not another Man of Steel film, not Byrne or Smallville I really enjoyed the early, Smallville set issues Geoff Johns does a good job capturing the frustration Clark feels as his rapidly increasing powers make him the one thing no teen wants to be an outcast The support that best friend Lana Lang and Ma and Pa Kent display is very endearing and goes a I know, I know Superman s origin again Well, Secret Origin is no Birthright or For All Seasons but hey, let s be thankful it s not another Man of Steel film, not Byrne or Smallville I really enjoyed the early, Smallville set issues Geoff Johns does a good job capturing the frustration Clark feels as his rapidly increasing powers make him the one thing no teen wants to be an outcast The support that best friend Lana Lang and Ma and Pa Kent display is very endearing and goes a long way towards showing why Clark grows into the hero we know The second half of the book has a few problems that ...


  9. John Yelverton John Yelverton says:

    Even though this is a retelling, it s absolutely fantastic


  10. Scott Scott says:

    As comfortable as pulling on an old college sweatshirt or flannel shirt, Secret Origin re examines portions of the Man of Steel s well trod early years It appears that the 78 theatrical blockbuster was an influence the grown up Clark Kent Superman certainly looks and acts like the Christopher Reeve interpretation, among other things but I m glad that the book covered only certain segments, and was not a mundane point A to B rehash of his beginnings.One of my favorite parts was the surp As comfortable as pulling on an old college sweatshirt or flannel shirt, Secret Origin re examines portions of the Man of Steel s well trod early years It appears that the 78 theatrical blockbuster was an influence the grown up Clark Kent Superman certainly looks ...