Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Bjarne Hansen
- Title: Superman for All Seasons
- Author: Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Bjarne Hansen
- ISBN: 9781563895296
- Page: 241
- Format: Paperback
In this coming of age tale witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world s greatest hero Told through the course of four seasons in the Man of Steel s adolescent life, it illustrates that it is the person, not the powers, that makes Superman a hero.The catalyst for the Smallville television program, SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS isIn this coming of age tale witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world s greatest hero Told through the course of four seasons in the Man of Steel s adolescent life, it illustrates that it is the person, not the powers, that makes Superman a hero.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, Lois Lane and the Kents.This volume collects Superman For All Seasons 1 4.
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"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 [...]
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 na [...]
Confession time, i don't really like superman. There's just something about the guy i don't know what it is, maybe it was being forced to watch that crappy 90's tv show, or how fucking dumb his disguise is, either way i just tend to avoid the guy the most i see of him is in the justice league and even then it's like shut up kent let bruce deal with this shit okay. However i did think maybe i should give this guy a break so picked this one up for two reasons, first it's a loeb & sale creation [...]
Despite being a massive Superman fan, it’s taken me a while to get to this book – which many readers put forward as one of the “must-read” Superman books – because it’s written by Jeph Loeb. I really don’t like Loeb’s writing and his Batman stuff is among the most overrated garbage I’ve ever read. That said, I felt compelled to read this if only to say I have and can say with authority that it too is terrible – which is why I was pleasantly surprised with what I found with Su [...]
The graphic novel that returned my love of comic books. As a newly minted college graduate, I had seen no reason to embrace comics again outside of a research capacity for my plays. This novel, however, made me remember everything I loved about comics as a kid: the almost "morality play" storylines, the majesty of the characters as they move across panels, the comedy that can easily be found in running around in tights, the hardbitten women unwilling to sit on the sidelines while the boys have a [...]
Another fantastic story from Loeb and Sale. I love the way he puts a calm and meaningful spin on some of the biggest comic characters out there. My favourite was Daredevil yellow and Spider-Man blue, but this is up there too. The story is told in four different seasons by four different people in Supermans' life and shows how he matures throughout his teenage years leaving smallville to becoming superman and working in Metropolis. I thought it had great artwork and a different insight into Super [...]
I feel like I could copy and paste my review of Birthright and put it on here. Jeph Loeb is a mixed writer for me. I thought Spider-man blue was good but overrated. Ultimatum but the biggest fuck you ever to comic fans. However, I LOVE Hush and put it as top 10 Batman stories of all time. So when I picked up Superman For All Seasons I came in with a open mind. This is basically 4 part story of Superman's early days. We start off with Clark finishing High School, his first few months of being Sup [...]
Rating: 4 stars!This was required reading for my Epic Hero unit in Communication and Literacy class. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, including the beautiful illustrations, and look forward to reading more graphic novels in the future!
3.5 starsIt's definitely a good graphic novel about Clark Kent and his first few years as Superman. Though, I was kind of hoping for moremething? Maybe it was the art that turned me off? Not sure. Anyway, it was good, but not quite totally satisfying.
I have never been a Superman fan butjust look at the lineup for this comic! Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale who gave us Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory! I'm totally sold!Turns out, Superman's story is a lot less complicated than Batman's. While Batman's story offers up murder mysteries, crime-noir, a huge bunch of colorful crazy villains, childhood tramaus, battles with criminals and crime families; what Superman has to offer is a big dude flying around in his underpants and a cape an [...]
I used to have a problem with Supes. Being a fan of the Bat, Superman was a little too squeaky clean for me. I’m not saying that all of our modern heroes need to be dark, tortured antiheroes, but the whole Midwestern farm boy turned reporter thing never really interested me. Then I read Superman For All Seasons and something happened. I can only describe it as a warming of the cockles of my tiny Grinch heart. Loeb and Sale have given us a beautiful and elegant exploration of the origins of Sup [...]
A wonderful story from Loeb & Sale. Long Halloween & Dark Victory will always be their best in my eyes, but this wasn't too far behind. It was a great look at Clark, and it did feel more like a Clark Kent story than a Superman one. It was interesting seeing interactions between Clark and Jonathan Kent, the neverending need to make parents proud of our choices and actions.Sale's are might not be for all, but I truly enjoy it (I did hate it when I first saw it years ago, but I think I was [...]
I think this might be my favorite Superman comic of all time. Amazing art from Tim Sale, and a great coming of age story. A much better effort than John Byrne’s Man of Steel.
Not an action/adventure epic, which is different for a superman title, but beautifully told nonetheless. The story concerns the struggles of clark kent to suppress his desires for an ordinary life and learning to deal with his limitations (yes superman his limitations too). The result is a heart-warming tale that fleshes out the relationship he has with his parents and with Lana Lang and focuses on the sacrifices superman makes every day that we may not even think about. Typically, people spend [...]
Este cómic nos cuenta por enésima vez la historia de origen de Superman, pero lo hace de una forma peculiar, con una sensibilidad muy especial. A lo largo de un año separado por las cuatro estaciones, se nos va mostrando el momento en el que Clark Kent empezó a desarrollar sus poderes, su viaje a metrópolis dejando atrás a sus padres y a una enamorada Lana Lang, sus primeros pasos como periodista y como superhéroe, el inicio de su relación con personajes clave como Lois Lane y Lex Luthor [...]
Superman for All Seasons is a very different type of story to those one usually reads about the Man of Steel – he only stops one speeding train, and most of the story takes place in Smallville rather than Metropolis. Instead, this is a story about coming of age, about change and finding your place in a world which can seem frightening no matter how gifted you are. It's about the expectations those around you hold, and your own ambitions. It is a story which begs to be read by the 18-25 demogra [...]
After being a little disappointed by some recent Superman movies, I decided to keep an eye out for the best Superman comics. Superman's never been one of my go-to's. I don't know why. Something about him was just a littlering, I guess. But on the other hand, there HAS to be some great stuff out there. You can't keep a character going this long without some damn good stories. And hell, you can do good runs of Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and LEGION. There HAS to be some good Superman stuff.And I re [...]
This one starts early with Clark/Superman in Smallville, leaving on his epic journey to Metropolis. It's divided into four parts, or seasons, each one told through the POV of a different character in his life.The first section is told through the POV of Jonathan Kent, who speaks of his son and his abilities, his life in Smallville with Lana and the farm, the small town and how the father knows he may be destined for bigger things. Summer is told through the POV of Lois Lane, the reporter who cat [...]
This is the kind of Superman story I want to read more often. Hell, this the kind of comic I want to read more often. Rather than focusing on gratuitous action, gore, angst, or fanservice, Superman for All Seasons set out to tell a very quiet, thoughtful, heartfelt story, and it succeeded.I love that this book made me care, about everyone, even characters I didnt know much about or have much use for. By the end of the first chapter, I cared about Clark, the Kents, Lana Lang, Lois Lane, even Smal [...]
This is a lovely book, with gorgeous art -- it has a very atmospheric quality. I'm not sure there's all that much to the story -- the plot itself is loose and meandering. But the character arcs are strong and the narration (from Pa Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang, in each respective "season") really holds together the emotional threads and symbolic resonance. While the story depends a bit too much on better-than-average knowledge of the Superman origin story to have a full impact, it [...]
This is actually a reread for me, the first time being way back when this first came out. I wanted to see if it still held up and it does. There's a kind of serenity about this story and a simpleness, similar to the life out in Smallville. You learn about Clark during that critical time of when he is just becoming a man and making a life of his own just like any human, but also dealing with learning to become Superman. I don't think there is any Superman story out there where you will find him m [...]
"These are the choices each of us makes not only to do good, but to inspire good in others."Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale examine Superman from the perspective of wholesome Americana. The idea here is more or less that Martha and Jonathan Kent make Clark Super, because they and his origins in Smallville instill in him the character to be Super, more than the power. It's a nice spin on the story, and I'm always charmed by Time Sale's storytelling choices and draftsmanship. It's not my favorite, but it's [...]
This is such a lovely take on Clark and Superman.It got me teary, and full of hope at the same time.I love how we get different people's take on CK, even if Lex definitely has a creepy way of seeing things -this guy is scary- and it's everything I love about our dear CK. The art is also special and gives a peaceful vibe to the stories, if that makes sense.As I read this, this is a +10 yo story and yet it has an out-of-time spirit that will draw you back to it. This is a story for all, for all se [...]
I love Tim Sale's art, but I don't know if it really worked for me here. The backgrounds were lovely, especially in Smallville, and Lois was a fabulous Lois indeed, but both Superman and Clark looked occasionally ludicrous. It was a delightfully Supermannish story, though, even if the seasonal narratives felt a little forced.
A thoughtful quietness pervades this book. There is action but the real action is taking place in the character of Superman as he ponders what manner of man he ought to be. Better than I expected.
Hey look, a Superman book that made me think Superman was not boring!
A very subtle retelling of Superman's origin. I enjoyed the first and last book where the action happened in Smallville. Tim Sale did a great job of showing large landscapes and perfectly captured the feeling of this old, small town.The story focuses on the four seasons - one in each of the four books (or chapters), and each season is told from the perspective of a different character. Superman's Father, Lex Luther, Lois Lane, and finally Superman's Highschool crush Lana Lang. I'll be admitting [...]
This is it. A retelling of the Superman story without dwelling on Krypton (or Kryptonite) with every essential character well-represented.The story itself is told in four parts, one for each season, from the perspective of four characters somehow fundamental to Superman's/Clark's life: Jonathan Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang. They each have their own unique perspective on Superman, Clark, and what it means to have Superman in the world. Each of their stories is moderately small scale [...]
"Time passes . . . the country mouse leaves Smallville and becomes a city mouse." - Jonathan KentIn a nutshell, that is exactly what is gently depicted in this first rate book. The seasons are divided between Jonathan Kent (winter), Lois Lane (summer), Lex Luthor (fall), and Lana Lang (spring) with their respective first-person narration detailing the struggling young adult days of Clark Kent / Superman. The style of artwork is unique (our title character could pass as 'Bob's Big Boy' twin broth [...]
Classic Superman. Good stuff. I enjoyed this more than All-star Superman. While All-star does explore more sci-fi and late stage developments in Superman's life, this one really excels at getting you to see who Superman is and why he has become the man he is. And as an origin story, if you're sick of those, I guess it can be boring. But really its really well told, everything lines up nicely, and, compared to All-star, it doesn't have weird gimicky things that are just confusing. A necessary rea [...]
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