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I know that I'm a day late for the Family Themed post, but phneh. This is worth it.

It's from Superman: Secret Identity, which I believe is out of print. Hopefully it will be reprinted in the next few years considering that Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon are going to do Batman: Secret Identity, a "thematic sequel".

Superman: Secret Identity is about a boy called Clark Kent in a world without superheroes, except as fictional characters. He isn't the last son of a doomed race. He hasn't been adopted by kindly old farmers. He does have parents and family members who buy him Superman tat for his Christmas and birthday because it's funny and his friends set him on dates with every Lois, Lana and Cat that they find because that's funny too.

I will admit that I haven't read a lot of Superman, but I'm happy to say that this is the best Superman story that I've read and the best DC book that I have on my shelves. When I first saw this on Fullscans_Daily, I sat in my dressing gown in my freezing cold flat, hunched over my laptop, compulsively reading until about half past 2 in the morning.

The story came in 4 different issues, titled Smallville, Metropolis, Fortress and Tomorrow, each charting an important part of our Clark's life.

This section comes from Tomorrow, when Clark is married to a Lois and has twin daughters.
He actually does have superpowers and has been Supermanning around the world in costume (because in a world where Superman is a fictional character who would believe you if you said that he saved you?), usually unseen, evading and sometimes working for a government handler.

Usually, it's support in natural disasters that he provides

Our Clark is also a journalist of sorts, a Pulitzer prize winner who writes books.

Later, clark finds out the truth about the two women who broke up the tornado

This is where I confess again that Superhero vs. Runaway Public Transport just does it for me.

Yes, those are his daughters.

And because it's by the most versatile and impressive artist working in comics just now, we get lots of grand, beautiful double page spreads.

Let's recap.
Art by Stuart Immonen. Check
Story by Kurt Busiek. Check
Some real gut churning stuff in the middle sections. Check.
Some heart warming family and aging stuff in the end sections. Check.
Outstanding, cinematic double page spreads. Check
Kinetic storytelling. Check.
Almost unobtainable for a reasonable price. Check.+

Date: 2010-12-04 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hybrid2
I think he is in his 40's by then.

Awsome book.
A most have.


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