This week, I begin a two-part examination and comparison of the approaches taken to Superman and his mythos by the filmmakers behind Man of Steel and the writers and artists behind DC Comic’s “The New New 52,” specifically Grant Morrison.
What does it mean to deconstruct a character or mythology instead of re-imagining it or updating it? Listen to find out my take on the issue.
“Superman: Birthright:” Print form from the big bookstores, Amazon, and digitally!
“Superman: Secret Origin:” Your local bookstore will carry this graphic novel, as well as Amazon.com in both print and digital editions!
Your best option is to buy these Superman graphic novels from your local comic book shop! By doing so, you support the store owners and the comic book industry? Not sure if you have a comic book shop in your area? Visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.
Disenfranchised by the modern incarnation of his all-time favorite comic book hero, podcaster Scott Gardner now plies the time-stream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Superman back issues!! Journey with him now… back… Back To The Bins!!
We discuss the DC re-launch titles and what we’re gonna pick up. Also (BE FOREWARNED!) we discuss the cacophony of complaints about the re-launch and more specifically the costume change of Superman. I want to let anyone know that listens to this podcast if you are really upset about the re-launch, you should maybe not listen to this because we go on a rant (Isaac more than anyone) about why we feel people are taking this too seriously and need to relax. We hope you enjoy it. We did!
But, “Krypton” ratchets to a breathless climax, and it all comes together, all at once.
So, it’s time to look at Tim Sale, and his work on Superman, Heroes, and more.
Then, we look at what was happening elsewhere in the DC Universe, before moving on to Early July 2007, where Superman confronts a “Crisis of Faith” and, will the real redemption please stand up, please stand up??
It all leads to next week’s look at Action Comics #850, Superman #663, and Superman/Batman #35.
Welcome to the new format. This week, we look back to the Superman comics on shelves for April of 2007… both of them. Thanks to DC’s erratic (Late) publishing schedule, we have a lighter episode than normal.
We roll out the new comic book rating system, and look deeper into the New Earth era.