Good Superman for All Seasons Author Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Bjarne Hansen are Ebook Joseph Jeph Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer producer an
Good Superman for All Seasons Author Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Bjarne Hansen are Ebook 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.. 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.. Good Books 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.