All-star Superman

Volume 1

Morrison, Grant

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
All-star Superman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2007
ISBN: 140121102X
Branch Call Number: 741.5 S95, M879a
Characteristics: 153 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Quitely, Frank


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Mar 01, 2013
  • ThomasLove rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All Star Superman is profound and playfull. At the time of this book's writing, Morrison was experiencing his father's decay and passing away. It's like in any sport where an athlete approaches the goal and makes it 'look easy'. Morrison is like the Gretzky of comics and what he has done in All Star Superman could only be understated by Clark Kent himself which is why I gave this an All Star rating. 5/5

Dec 22, 2012
  • temp123987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am not really a fan of "Supes" but several of the stories made me rethink that opinion. One story I saw no merit in was " Superman / Olsen War!" though Olsen girlfriend was candy to the eyes. "The Gospel according to Lex Luthor" was compelling. You hung on to every image and the storyline. Kudos! The most enchanting was Lois Lane's moment as a "super." I am not sure why she resembles more a teenager and Superman an 'older' man but I suppose it fits with the fantasy. In the final analysis, this is a worthy read.

Jan 03, 2012
  • SkycycleX2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I picked up this book because I wanted to know what the big deal was with Grant Morrison. I've never been a big fan of Superman. Mostly because he's just too powerful and it seemed not only could he do anything but anything could happen in his world. Well, Morrison made that work and makes all the characters, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Krypto, and even Clark Kent and Superman work and interesting to even me, a non-Superman fan. At first I didn't like Frank Quitely's artwork but it grew on me and I quite like it. I will read more of All-Star Superman and look for more Grant Morrison.

Mar 25, 2011
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Engaging storyline and beautifully drawn.

Mar 03, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Grant Morrison has done something interesting. He has made me care about Superman. Normally I could give two hoots about the Big Blue. I have called him, on more than one occasion, a boy scout. Yet in this collection of Grant Morrison's I found myself empathizing with the Man from Krypton. Which means Grant Morrison is a damn good writer. Damn him.

Oct 19, 2010
  • cartoon_goblin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It’s true to say I’ve been a Superman fan as far back as I can remember, but it’s also true to say I haven’t always been a fan. Because there are really many different characters called Superman: the original Golden Age character who didn’t fly and was much less of a Boy Scout than the character later become; the Silver Age goody-goody with the complex mythology and the huge cast of characters; the 1980s reboot; the George Reeves TV version; the Christopher Reeve movie version; the Dean Cain TV version; the Tom Welling TV version; and many more. Superman is a character who has been reinterpreted countless times, some more to my liking than others.

In All-Star Superman, writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely give what could be considered a basic interpretation of Superman and his friends. Taking the best, most accessible qualities of the characters from the 1940s to the 1980s, then throwing in Morrison’s trademark postmodernist psychedelia and weird science, they create a rollicking, funky, exciting and moving story, high on imagination and deep with emotion. All-Star Superman is divorced from any specific comics continuity, so even casual readers can jump right in, while old-school fans like myself can revel in the nostalgic atmosphere. Morrison keeps the pacing quick, the dialogue snappy, and the mad ideas coming fast and furious, while also focusing on some of the core emotional reasons why Superman is such an endearing, inspiring character. Quitely’s art doesn’t appeal to everyone, but I’ve always loved it, and he’s in top form here.

All-Star Superman, like Alan Moore’s Supreme, is perfect for former comics fans who haven’t read superhero comics in years, long-time fans who want something fresh, and casual readers who like stories loaded with fun and high-level imagination.


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Dec 21, 2012
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Mar 25, 2012
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