E Book Superman for All Seasons Stars Superman For All Seasons is a tender story
E-Book Superman for All Seasons 3.5 Stars Superman: For All Seasons is a tender story that reflects perfectly the core of this character. It is not the tale of heroic actions and big spectacles, of violent fights and villains, it is the story of a boy loved by his family, growing up and trying to do good, trying to be better. It is sweet and strangely nostalgic. It's a bit cheesy, but enough for you to care, to connect with Clark. It's a story divided in four seasons paralleling Clark's life and every season has a different narrator, through their eyes we'll see his journey. Spring is the first chapter and it is the loving story of a father watching his son grow up, of trusting him enough to let him go. The book starts as a photo album with beautiful pictures of Clark as a baby and then growing up with the Kents. It's a fitting beginning for this story and one that sets the tone. In Spring, Clark is learning and experiencing his power for the first time and it's a hard revelation for Jonathan, our narrator, but for Clark too. This chapter has some of the most beautiful moments of the whole book. ''Pa, I'm scared.'' It is intimate and personal and we see beautiful scenes between Jonathan and Martha Kent and their young son.Summer is the second chapter and it's narrated by Lois Lane. In her words, as a grown woman and someone who has seen the real nature of humanity, we are presented to Superman. This powerful man that against all odds works for the good of the people. It's a great counterbalance against the sweetness of Spring. Especially, because in here we see Clark struggling being by himself in Metropolis. The tough words of Lois and the encounters with Luthor are the perfect contrast for the boy that yearns for Smallville, for his fortress of solitude.Fall, told by Lex Luthor. After feeling wronged and betrayed, Luthor finds a way to show Superman a lesson he won't forget.''Long before you appeared on the scene, I was here. I built Metropolis up from an ordinary ''town'' into the most powerful city in the world. Enjoy the public's little infatuation with their new Mascot while you can, Fame's fleeting... But Lex Luthor is forever.''Winter. The last chapter in this story is told by Lana Lang and starts with a Metropolis without Superman and The Daily Planet without Clark Kent. It's, for him, the difficult time of accepting hard realities, but surviving them and growing stronger still. And Clark's development is beautifully explained by Lana, who, at the core, is not that different from him, both children from Smallville. It all ends in a hopeful note, because it is Superman and because there's always the next season.This was the first Superman book I read and all in all I think it was a great first choice. It is not the fantastic story of the boy who escaped Krypton, in fact, Loeb skips all Kryptonian story and focuses on the boy raised in Smallville, which I loved, it gave this book an unexpected tone and made me enjoy the story on a much personal level and strangely, seeing Clark and his parents made me yearn for mine, my home and my childhood. I had some issues with the artwork by Tim Sale, but in the end it grew on me and there are some pretty emotional illustrations that go perfect with the story.. Superman for All Seasons am Book Similar to the premise of the Smallville television series, this hardcover book takes a look at the life of a young Clark Kent as he begins to develop strange powers Living in a small Kansas town, the boy who would grow to be the Man of Steel must come to terms with his true origin and his uncanny abilities In this mythic tale, we witness the experiences and adventures tSimilar to the premise of the Smallville television series, this hardcover book takes a look at the life of a young Clark Kent as he begins to develop strange powers Living in a small Kansas town, the boy who would grow to be the Man of Steel must come to terms with his true origin and his uncanny abilities In this mythic tale, we witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world s greatest hero.. Joseph Jeph Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award winning comic book writer Loeb was a Co Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.A four time Eisner Award winner and five time Wizard Fan Awards winner see below , Loeb s comic book career includes work on many major characters, including Spider Man, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Captain America, Cable, Iron Man, Daredevil, Supergirl, the Avengers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, much of which he has produced in collaboration with artist Tim Sale, who provides the comic art seen on Heroes.. A viral Book Superman for All Seasons "Believe none of what you hear. Half of what you see. And everything you write."Why did I wait so many years to read this? Seriously. I loved this. This is in my top two with All Star Superman. While this isn't the first Superman retelling, it's certainly one of the greatest. Jeph Loeb tells the tale of Superman's coming of age and coming into his own, skipping Kryptonian lore and going right to Kansas. The writing is tender, nostalgic, and simple. I yearned for the down home and loving parents that are Jonathan and Martha Kent and all the corny platitudes they say. Clark himself is so very likable and human: naive, erroneous, shy, lost. And Superman is written true to his Golden Age self, pure-hearted and saving the day. Although nothing groundbreaking happens in terms of story, the restraint and maturity and realism, the lack of giant explosions and space wars, is what makes this so enjoyable. It's about the super-man himself, not his villains and feats, and how he maintains and finds balance between a personal and super life. The classic characters are all present: Jonathan and Martha Kent, Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen. (I never noticed all those alliterative Ls before.) I also really enjoyed the seasonal-themed chapters and how Clark/Superman never narrates. Spring is narrated by Jonathan Kent. Summer by Lois Lane. Fall by Lex Luthor. Winter by Lana Lang. It's comforting that the story ends in winter because of the mythical fortress of solitude mentioned and the peace it's supposed to provide. Last but not least, the artwork. Tim Sale dedicated this book to Norman Rockwell, and the influence is obvious. Bjarne Hansen's soft coloring is like watercolor. Sale's fine, sketchy lines remind me of Frank Quitely with that vintage rough comic feel. I was hesitant at first, then really got into it, especially the splash pages. The artwork just perfectly complements the Golden Age tone of the comic. Few reads send me off scrambling to get my own copy, but this is one of them. I will admit, however, that the cover was off-putting every time I saw it and is not accurately representative of what's inside. I really hope DC does a cover redesign for the trade paperback like the Deluxe HC, which I plan on snatching up.So yeah, this was incredible. I've read a lot of Superman hyperbole like Crisis, Infinite Crisis, Final Crisis, The Return, Unchained, Red Son. And those are all magnificent stories in their own right. But they're macroscopic, heavy with numerous plots and subplots and villains and conspiracies, always taking away from the quiet life of Clark Kent. And similar to All Star, but even more reductionist, Superman For All Seasons is Supes at his most humble.
Superman for All Seasons Superman for All Seasons Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale Oct , The catalyst for the Smallville television program, SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS is emotional and insightful, humanizing the alien from another planet so that he is not only realistic but also relatable It also features in depth characterizations of Lana Lang, Lex Luthor Superman For All Seasons New Edition Jul , Superman For All Seasons is a retelling of Superman s origin A beautiful book with artist Tim Sale going all Norman Rockwell on Smallville America and Retro Futuristic Metropolis If you like his book, search for Superman Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb Dec , Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb is a not to be missed graphic novel This graphic novel is about an young Clark Kent who is coming to terms with all his superpowers and Superman for All Seasons Vol DC Database Fandom Superman Superman for All Seasons was a four issue Superman miniseries published in , written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Tim Sale Each issue features a different season of the year, both literally and metaphorically The four issues are each first person narratives of different people in Superman s All Superman Movies Superman PG min Action, Adventure, Drama Superman II PG min Action, Adventure, Sci Fi Superman III