Tag: Lex Luthor

Superman: American Alien #5

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Francis Manapul Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #4 With this issue, we jump ahead 6 months, Clark and Lois are interns at the Daily Planet together, and Clark has been going out in a makeshift costume, which includes the cape he took from Batman, and going…

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 3

Written by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Ardian Syaf Published by DC Comics Yes, yes I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, and J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 2 SO WHY THE *@#* DID HE EVEN BUY VOL. 3?!? Good question. I wish I had a good…

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 2

Written by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Shane Davis Published by DC Comics Previously: Superman: Earth One by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Wait a minute, he didn’t like the first volume, so why the bloody Hell did J.R. even buy the second one?!?” This IS what…

SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! (part 2)

Previously: SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! Following up on that previous post, I’ve had a few people tell me that they mostly agree, but that it depends on the character. I certainly agree with that. And there are some characters who can work either with or without them, it just depends on how they’re written. But…

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

Directed by Richard Donner Written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, & Tom Mankiewicz Released December 1978 Well, this is it.. The film that made us all believe that a man could fly, and made Christopher Reeve an icon among comic-book fandom. In some ways, it feels like this film has become…

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu

Comic-book writer Mark Waid is a lifelong Superman fan. And, like me, he isn’t happy with Superman deliberately killing Zod in the MAN of STEEL film. You can (& should) read his review here: Man of Steel, since you asked. In 2003, Waid got his chance to rewrite Superman’s origin, in this 12-issue miniseries called…

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL by John Byrne

Okay, so I did give John Byrne a lot of shit for his story where Superman executed three Kryptonian criminals, and his story where an alien tries to hypnotize Superman into making a porno film. But other than those two HUGE mis-fires, I did, and still do, enjoy his run on the Superman titles. In…

SUPERMAN: ENDING BATTLE

“Ending Battle” (a play on the old phrase about how Superman “fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice,…and all that stuff”), is an 8-part story than ran through the 4 monthly Superman comics that was published in 2009. So it has 4 different writers, Joe Kelly, Geoff Johns, Joe Casey, and Mark Schultz. And four…

SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER

  I’ve written before that Captain Marvel is #1 on my list of 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Unfortunately, he’s vary rarely been portrayed correctly in the comics, in my opinion. This is one of those stories that nails it perfectly. Written by Judd Winick and drawn by Joshua Middleton, this was a 4-issue miniseries originally published…