Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by DC Comics
Superman & Family
Earth One (#1)
This is a new origin story for Superman. It stays pretty close to the one we're all familiar with, not much has changed. It starts with Clark leaving the farm and going off to the city to start his life; he's decided not to be Superman but just be a regular person getting a regular job. Unfortunately, a villain comes to Earth, specifically looking for the last remaining Kryptonian to destroy him and Clark comes out as Superman to save the earth. The best thing about this book is the art; it's great. The story is good and readable; I like the angle we are seeing Superman from but the plot isn't very exciting and the villain (made up for this volume) was lame: just some guy from another planet in a ship. I've read all the other books in the Earth One series so I'll go on and read the next which I hope picks up with a better villain, perhaps someone we already know.