Superman for All Seasons

Loeb, Jeph

Paperback - 1999
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Superman for All Seasons
Random House, Inc.
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 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.

Baker & Taylor
Recounts some of Superman's earliest adventures including leaving Smallville for Metropolis and battling his enemy, Lex Luthor.

& Taylor

Recounts some of Superman's earliest adventures including leaving Smallville for Metropolis and battling his enemy, Lex Luthor. Reprint.

Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c1999
ISBN: 1563895293
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC L
Characteristics: 206 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sale, Tim
Alternate Title: Superman


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List - The Annotated Superman by: nypl_mid_manhattan May 21, 2013

Narrated by Pa Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang, this "Year One" story of Superman's origin chronicles his debut as Metropolis' new hero.

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Mar 28, 2015
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful re-telling of Superman's early years, narrated by 4 familiar character's widely different perspectives: Pa Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Lana Lang each take turns providing their insights on the Big Blue Boyscout during a different "season" of his early career. Please note: Sales' artwork is unconventional, but if you give it and its purposefully toned-down colour palette a chance you'll find it suits the gentle storytelling of Loeb to an absolute T.

May 15, 2013
  • ThomasLove rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Clark Kent in disguise as Superman or Superman in disguise as Clark Kent? I prefer the latter, and this book is about the former. It's very good, just not my cup of kryptonite. Also, Sale's Superman looks a little too 'booby' to me.

May 10, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a beautiful story. Beautifully written, beautifully drawn and especially beautifully coloured. The four chapters encompass the four seasons and each is told from the viewpoint of one of Superman's cast of characters.

the different viewpoints provide a glimpse into the mind of one of the Man of Steel's characters as well as illuminating different aspects of his psyche. This is truly a story about Clark Kent and what, not just makes him a man of steel, but the fragility of man. This small book does the nearly impossible; it humanizes Superman, makes it possible to relate to him. It's both humbling and inspiring. Writers have such a hard time writing for Superman and creating a good story. This is one of them.

Tim Sale's art is really fitting here with his exaggerated proportions that are still soft and accessible. The style is retro with good graphic storytelling. The water colours bring it all together perfectly.

Together this adds up to be a beautiful comic.


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