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mrosa ([personal profile] mrosa) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-12-14 09:55 pm

Killing Solaris

Now a sequence that brought me tears of kick-ass joy!

DC One Million #4:

The battle is on! In the future, all the superheroes take on Solaris! Thousands perish, worlds shake!

The JLA has finally been reunited in the future, but Solaris has the final weapon to kill Superman - a Kryptonite fragment, aimed like a missile at the heart of the sun! Green Lantern tries to contain Solaris, but the fragment shoots past his force field.

Superman runs after it, but it's too late to stop it... or is it?

First of all, I just love Martian Manhunter's words here to Resurrection Man, comforting him his final moments that not all is over yet. It's enough to drive me to tears.

But then...

Fuck yeah!

My jaw dropped and I squealed in delight! I love the shift in tone. One moment we're mourning Resurrection Man; the other the good guys are winning with panache. What an emotional roller coaster.

And then the hard-earned happy ending:

Hourman manipulates time and they bring Krypton back to life, including Superman's parents.

And Kyle is so right below:

Ah, that wink! Praise All-Star Superman all you want; this for me is the greatest Superman tale ever told!
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[personal profile] biod 2011-12-14 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
At first I read that scene as Hal Jordan still having some kick in him after thousands of years in the Sun, which is canon as far as I'm concerned.
"Hal says: "Fuck You""
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2011-12-14 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
and this is why i hold out hope for Morrison. say what you will about how crazy his stuff is... but he knows his characters.... and he gets taht Lois and Clark is THE epic love story of comics.
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[personal profile] captainbellman 2011-12-14 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, come to think of it, All-Star does basically set up this ending in its own final pages.
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[personal profile] bewareofgeek 2011-12-14 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Basically? I thought it was obvious.
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[personal profile] captainbellman 2011-12-14 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just replying to mrosa's original statement.
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[personal profile] rainspirit 2011-12-14 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Considering how much All-Star Superman appears to owe to this depiction of Solaris, I think it's fair to credit this as a legitimately awesome Batman story.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-12-14 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
see this right here is why splitting up yet another superhero marriage is dumb as hll

[personal profile] wonderwomanhero 2011-12-15 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
I have to ask....about Maxima. She was killed during this wasn't she? Does anyone have scans of her role during it?
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[personal profile] thatnickguy 2011-12-15 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
I was hooked on this event back when it first came out and I'm 100% sure Maxima didn't bite it. I don't recall ANY major deaths, come to think of it (which was par for the course of Morrison; the only two heroes he killed were ones he created).

I THINK Maxima was killed during the Superman event, Our Worlds at War. But really don't quote me on that.
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[personal profile] q99 2011-12-15 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
She died in Our Worlds at War, iirc, not DC 1 Mil.
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[personal profile] superfangirl1 2011-12-15 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
The ending with lois. D'awwing. <3
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[personal profile] junipepper 2011-12-15 08:14 am (UTC)(link)
I really do like this, and I wish I had access to the whole 'event.' And hey -- for me, that was the definitive Aquaman. Always nice to see.

But ... sorry ... Superman coming out looking like an Academy Award ... *snorts* It's just that first picture, really -- the pose.
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[personal profile] glprime 2011-12-22 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
Only JUST NOW looking at that Superman Prime symbol do I notice the gap in the Yin Yang creates a vague S shape. Wow.

And "Jigsaw Justice Union [see file: teleport storm accident]" ?! Yeesh. Nightmare Fuel.