Superman: Secret Origin by Geoff Johns

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Title: Superman: Secret Origin
Writer(s): Goeff Johns.
Penciller(s): Gary Frank.
Inker(s): Jon Sibal.
Colourist(s): Brad Anderson.
Letterer(s): Steve Wands.
PublisherDC Comics.

Format
: Hardcover – Deluxe edition.
Release Date: December 10th 2019 (first published 2009).
Pages: 240.
Genre(s): Comics, Science-Fiction.
ISBN13: 9781401295165.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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19 comments

  • Sounds like Superman: American Alien by Max Landis that I loved. It had seven short stories about him growing up from a child to his early years in Metropolis, so I might give this one a try too.

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        • Yep. In the whole CW Network Arrow-verse, they introduced a Superman a while back in the Supergirl show. He’s played by Tyler Hoechlin and, while he’s not bad, his build isn’t exactly like Henry Cavill’ Superman, for example hahaha

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          • Thanks for the actors name. I went and looked him up. His face is pretty good. Reminds of the guy who did Supes in the 90’s in the tv show Lois & Clarke.

            But his neck?!? Even Reeve’s neck was bigger. Sigh. I don’t expect every actor to be up to Cavill standards but come on, even the 1940’s animated character was the personification of manly toughness. Give poor Tyler some neck implants or something 😉

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  • I read this when it first came out and initially wasn’t all that enthralled but on subsequent re-reads I’ve actually come to love it quite a bit! I think the flaw you cite was perhaps why it didn’t click with me more on the first read in that it’s jam packed with characters and Superman lore (something that the Brian Michael Bendis run admittedly suffered from towards the end).

    The art by Gary Frank is brilliant and with Johns’ writing it’s very reminiscent of Superman: The Movie, great review as ever my good man I always love your opening paragraphs, you have a knack for ‘setting the scene’ that makes all of your review enjoyable and accessible!

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    • I think I’ll feel the same about upon subsequent re-reads, like you, too. It’s not so bad after all. New readers will learn A LOT from reading just this story, that’s for sure. It just feels like a lot happens too fast to really grasp the extent of his growth. As if Superman’s life is just huge events after huge events, whether it’s his first kiss or his first public appearance as Superman.

      Thanks for your kind words, my friend! On my end, nothing beats the quality of your reviews! 😛 Is it just me or it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed something you’ve READ??? Share something soon, my friend! 😀

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    • Hahah! You just have to pick your starting point and then move forward from there. Origin stories are numerous to make them even more accessible for readers as often as possible since most people haven’t read them or don’t know where to start too.

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  • Sounds like it might be a good place for younger generations to start off. It’s interesting comparing the look and feel of older comics with these newer ones with their super bright paper and bold colors.

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    • Absolutely. No one could go wrong with this story as an entry point into Superman’s life. As for the quality, I totally understand hahaha I’m glad that they actually pay attention to the material and quality of comics nowadays, considering how collectors want to preserve their books for as long as possible. 😀

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