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Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!
Today we take a look at a very good mini-series from Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen called Superman: Secret Identity…
I can talk a lot about Kurt Busiek’s story in Superman: Secret Identity, the story about a young man named Clark Kent who has lived his whole life getting teased about his famous name who, one day, wakes up finding himself having the powers of Superman.
I could tell you about how Busiek develops the story beautifully with a strong structure that holds up well for each chapter, but also tells a complete story when put together.
I could note just how well-measured the whole endeavor is, strong primary characters with believable personalities and motivations set against intriguing circumstances and plots.
I could point out how Busiek impressively captures a realistic approach to how someone with Superman’s powers WOULD be received in today’s world.
I could elaborate on the point I made about strong characters by detailing the particularly interesting job Busiek does with the Lois character in the book, how vivacious and interesting he makes her.
I could say all of these things. But for all that I might say about Busiek’s story, Immonen’s artwork is just so amazing in this comic that all I really need to do is show you some of it for you to want to check out this comic book.
First, from the beginning of the story, when the set-up is introduced.
And later, when Clark’s powers first manifest…
For some reason that I cannot rightly fathom, Superman: Secret Identity is currently out of stock. So I guess try to buy a used copy on Amazon. Come on, DC, put this back into print!!! How would this not sell?
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