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Superman: Year One is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, Superman: Year One is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent on his path to becoming a legend. It’s a testament to the importance of choosing to become a hero.

More here.

Date: 2019-03-16 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
Not looking forward to a Superman book written by the guy that said he hates Superman.

Date: 2019-03-16 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flint_marko
I know the big thing is Batman beating him up, but I thought Miller's Superman was a lot more sympathetic than his Batman in DKR.

Date: 2019-03-17 06:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goattoucher
It's nuanced, I think.

DKR Batman is a grade-A jackass. He is brutal, judgmental, and driven by ego. In comparison, Superman, who is working for the government only to protect the innocent, does seem more sympathetic.

However, Superman has given up. He does work for the bad guys doing bad things to people because he lacks the wit or will to find another solution.

Batman is clever in very pragmatic ways and every inch as ruthless as the Bad Guys. Batman, in refusing to compromise with the corrupt establishment, and fight them, and win, comes off more sympathetic.

And I do not like Batman, either in his DKR form or is more recent iterations. That said, despite his many faults, Miller created a memorable and stimulating comic in DKR.
Edited Date: 2019-03-17 06:12 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-03-16 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trooper924
Although Miller's more recent works haven't been that good, I must admit that I am intrigued by this.

Date: 2019-03-16 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
I'm curious but also wonder what else needs to be said about Year One Superman that hasn't been said in MoS, For All Seasons, American Alien, Birthright, Secret Origin, Morrison Action Comics, Earth One, etc. etc.

Date: 2019-03-16 09:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
I feel like Millers output for the 21st century is enough reason for me to be fairly skeptical bout this.

Date: 2019-03-16 10:51 am (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
This. Whatever he says about liking and respecting Superman, I just don't trust him anymore.

I'll be pleasantly surprised and admit I was wrong if the book turns out to be good. But frankly I'm not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt anymore.

Date: 2019-03-16 03:48 pm (UTC)
deh_tommy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
I thought he did a good Superman in The Master Race.

Date: 2019-03-17 02:10 am (UTC)
lordultimus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Wasn't that Brian Azzarello, though?

Date: 2019-03-17 08:28 am (UTC)
deh_tommy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
From what I understand there was a sort of Dragon Ball Super-esque thing going on with the book, where Frank Miller made the general outline and plot beats while Brian Azzarello handled the dialogue and filled in the blanks.

Date: 2019-03-18 07:54 pm (UTC)
burkeonthesly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Is that the one where an aging Superman machine-guns twin Hitler clones to death, then commits suicide by self-immolation?

Date: 2019-03-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
deh_tommy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
No, that's Superman: At Earth's End, the sequel to Kamandi: At Earth's End, neither of which were written by Frank Miller.

The Master Race (or DKIII) is the third and final chapter in Miller's Dark Knight trilogy, focusing on Batman trying to reassemble his old allies against a cell of Kryptonian supremacists from Kandor before he succumbs to his old age.

Date: 2019-03-19 12:27 am (UTC)
burkeonthesly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Ah, thank you!

Date: 2019-03-16 02:02 pm (UTC)
buttz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] buttz
Was anyone really asking for another Superman origin/early years book? I feel like we already have enough for one lifetime.

Date: 2019-03-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
You say that, but currently they are my only source for stories with the Kents so...

Date: 2019-03-16 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] blueprintstyles
I'm excited personally

Date: 2019-03-16 03:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cygnia
Will he have Lois undercover as a whore?

Date: 2019-03-16 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
John Byrne beat him to the punch on that one...

Date: 2019-03-16 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pauldrye
"Undercover"? If we're lucky....

Mod Note!

Date: 2019-03-17 06:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Whore" is a perjorative term to be avoided on scans_daily.

Re: Mod Note!

Date: 2019-03-17 07:16 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
Apologies. I chose poorly and should have know better.

Date: 2019-03-16 03:51 pm (UTC)
deh_tommy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
Is this crazy-cool Dark Knight Returns/Master Race/Batman Year One/Sin City/300 Frank Miller, or plain crazy DK2/ASBAR/Holy Terror/The Spirit Frank Miller? If the former, colour me intrigued!

Date: 2019-03-16 09:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Frank Miller writing Superman? Hard pass.

Date: 2019-03-16 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
See, I don't dread this because of Miller's previous writing of Superman. I don't think Miller dislikes the character. I dread this because of literally everything else about Miller as a crotchety old dude who loves Ayn Rand and is wildly Islamophobic.

Date: 2019-03-17 04:22 am (UTC)
silverhammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I say this as someone genuinely interested in and fond of Miller's stuff: That's an incredibly generous way of describing Holy Terror. It's a stridently racist piece of work.

Plus, there's a big difference between Ennis being a bore about Christianity, which is arguably still the most powerful and influential force in the Western world, and Miller writing a screed against Islam, which has been subject to massive discrimination and hate, both culturally and institutionally, for most of the 21st century. Holy Terror wasn't entirely isolated either, you can see the same thing, albeit less explicit, in 300 or The Master Race.

Date: 2019-03-17 02:11 am (UTC)
lordultimus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Didn't he write that Superman should basically totally abandon his humanity and take over the world in DKSA?

Date: 2019-03-17 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I suspect there are a LOT of aspects of DKSA that we can all agree should quietly be forgotten about and never referenced. And I do not just say that as a Dick Grayson fan after what that title did to him.

Date: 2019-03-16 11:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
While I doubt this will be nearly as good as Batman: Year One -- because Miller was at the peak of his talent when he wrote that, and that time has passed -- I'm otherwise reserving judgement until the first issue comes out. I agree with those who feel he does treat Superman with respect even when he depicts him as fallible.

Date: 2019-03-17 06:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] roxas832
I like John Romita Jr's Superman art. Little skeptical on Miller writing a character he usually rips on.

Date: 2019-03-18 09:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
I'm not skeptical about this because I believe Frank Miller hates Superman. I'm skeptical about this because the only passable thing Frank Miller's written in nearly twenty years had a conspicuous co-writer. This doesn't have a co-writer.

I would love to get something more from the guy who gave us DKR and Born Again, but we haven't seen him since about 2001.

Date: 2019-03-18 12:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
I was going to say pretty much the exact same thing, so I’m glad you did it for me. I don’t care that he doesn’t respect a fictional character or whatever. I care that he’s a bad writer.
Edited Date: 2019-03-18 12:49 pm (UTC)


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