Superman: Birthright

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9781840239638: Superman: Birthright

Since his debut in 1938 Superman has become one of the most recognisable fictional characters in existence. Now, prepare for a fresh take on Superman, courtesy of at team up between two of comics' brightest talents...Imagine Superman comics were beginning again and you could read the first adventures of the Man of Steel - but reinvented from top to bottom to reflect today's world and today's sensibilities. That's Birthright; it's the Story of Superman--from Krypton to Metropolis (via Smallville!) and beyond. Master scribe Mark Waid demonstrates his love for, and knowledge of, the Superman mythos whilst the graceful illustrations of Leinil Francis Yu bring the story to life.

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Mark Waid has written flagship titles for both DC and Marvel and his work on Kingdom Come (with artist Alex Ross) has earned him huge acclaim and multiple awards, including an Eisner. Leinil Francis Yu is a very talented artist at the beginning of his career. In the last couple of years he has worked on a range of titles including Superman and the Uncanny X-Men.

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Superman's origins have been imagined and reimagined over the years. Here is a new take on the character's roots. Superman: Birthright retells the early chapters of Superman's story, from escape as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton to arrival as reporter Clark Kent at the Daily Planet and his first public exploits. Writer Waid puts his own spin on the legend, rethinking nearly every aspect of the venerable character while remaining respectful of his established history. Waid wisely integrates ideas from the popular TV series smallville but doesn't slavishly follow its innovations; for instance, a young Lex Luthor befriends Clark in high school, but unlike in the series, his sinister nature is clear even then. Waid similarly tweaks the rest of the well-known cast, from Lois Lane and Clark's other Planet colleagues to Ma and Pa Kent. Ironically, though he updates the character, Waid evokes Superman's pre-World War II incarnation, whom his Depression-reared creators kept engaged in righting society's ills. Leinil Francis Yu's stylized artwork is expressively dynamic to the point of caricature, but this larger-than-life visual approach befits the retelling of a myth. Gordon Flagg
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