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"There are a bunch of elements that make him Superman. But if you're talking about the most core element of him, it's that he's a nice guy in a mean world.

Clark Kent was born with superpowers in Kansas. He could have done anything.

You know what he did? He went to high school, went to college and got a job.

I mean, that, to me, speaks volumes about how this character could or maybe should be written.

You know, even in Superman: Birthright, which is a comic that I really enjoyed, ultimately that comic was a run toward becoming Superman. How did Clark Kent become Superman?

My comic is not about that and doesn't even really address it head-on. It's just about how Clark Kent became Clark Kent.
" - Max Landis

Writer: Max Landis
Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

Warning for violence.


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"The stories are thematically united by the idea of identity, but not so much "secret" identity… more "personality" identity, who we want to be versus who we are from moment to moment.

The reason it's called American Alien is that the thing that's always interested me about Superman the least are his alien origins. I think they're important thematically, but ultimately what I like about him as a character is that he was someone who was "born" in the U.S.A. and has grown up wanting to be the best kind of person.

Each of the stories is him challenging himself — while being challenged — about what kind of person he is. They're less about becoming a superhero and more about becoming not-an-asshole.
" - Max Landis

Writer: Max Landis
Artist: Nick Dragotta
Colorist: Alex Guimaraes

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Seems some of the best Fathers Day posts come from Joe Kelly's run on ACTION COMICS. Here are a few pages from ACTION COMICS #800. They focus on Jonathan Kent and one of those "mentor figures" Clark had during his "walk the Earth like Caine in 'Kung Fu'" phase.

Pa has a nice ring to it )
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I have posted this before, but it is great for Father's Day. ACTION COMICS #797 is a "cool down" issue after "Ending Battle." Superman is explaining some things to Claire Foster, a therapist recommended to him by J'Onn J'Onzz. He's changing the names, of course.

I was going to say the same thing to you. )
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I'm starting college again Monday, so will likely have less time to spend on Scans Daily. Therefore, now is the time to make an extra-large post.Given my own proclivities, I'm sure you're not surprised it's a Superman comic. To be precise, Action Comics #500.



We'll have a glorious 21 pages of a 64 page story, a time capsule of what Superman was like in 1979.

The Life Story of Superman )

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You can say a heck of a lot about Jonathan Kent. Here's two pages of Clark Kent doing so.



From ACTION COMICS #797 after the end of "Ending Battle."
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Twice (if not more) on interviews he gave on Friday, Mad Men's Jon Hamm talked about how the Internet rumor mill wants him to play Superman. Hamm said he's "aged out" of playing Superman, unless they want to show how Clark Kent gets great parking. (In a slightly related story, Christina Hendricks of Mad Men will voice Lois Lane in the animated adaptation of ALL-STAR SUPERMAN.)
But even if he doesn't play Kal-El, to me, Jon Hamm might have a place in the next Superman movie.

ACTION #700 pages and fanboy rambling after the cut. )
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Pretty nice little issue. It consists of 3 10-page stories, 1 starring the Legion in the 31st century, 1 with Mon-El and Conner in the 21st century, and 1 with a look at General Lane's private war; all point the reader to Last Stand of New Krypton #1, coming to the stands soon.

I've got crops (not my own scans) of two pages of the 21st century story for y'all today; if the first page seems a little disjointed it's because it's half of a two-page spread. I sincerely hope this little scene has smutficcers out there hard at work as we speak...
What I have to speak to Conner about...it's sensitive. )

Tag wrangling - char: element lad/alchemist/jan arrah, char: martha kent, char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, creator: james robinson, creator: julian lopez, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics, title: adventure comics

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