The town of Smallville is about to lose one of its inhabitants
to the glitz and glamour of Metropolis as Clark Kent gets
ready to leave his childhood home and put his new superpowers
to good use - helping the masses...
a spring, summer, autumn and winter in the early career of
the Man of Steel, Superman for all Seasons is split
into four separate chapters charting the maturing of a superhero.
I first heard about this graphic novel I wrongly assumed that
it would be charting the events from Clark's early beginnings
through to him growing older and retiring. Instead the first
chapter looks at the events which lead Clark to the conclusion
that he should be helping the inhabitants of Earth on a much
have always found Superman to be a little on the dull side
- encapsulating everything that is wrong with America. His
too good to be true and general naivety at how the rest of
the real world works always got my goat. While elements of
that are still present in Superman for all Seasons,
the majority of this collection is good, solid character development
which tells a tale of lost innocence and harsh lessons learned.
Sale's artwork is faultless, with Clark looking big, clumsy
and out of place, Lois Lane looking sultry and Lex Luthor
looking rather sad and pathetic. The
cover price is also extremely cheap for such a chunky read.
great collection which won't just appeal to Superman fans.
Anyone who enjoys heart warming stories will love this.
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