Tuesday, 4 February 2014

I Bought a Thing: Superman Last Son of Krypton

These graphics novels popped up quite unexpectedly as I was walking through the local Northfield high street here in Birmingham, UK. At one point along the busy road there's a small collection of market stalls selling bed sheets, cleaning products, Christmas decorations. This weekend there was a cheerful chap selling new paperback graphics novels; three for £10.

Three for £10 = £3.33 Each = BARGAIN

The selection of books on offer was surprising, and and my girlfriend, Emma, and I certainly would have nabbed some more if we had the money to do so. But after some deliberation, we settled with the following three:
  • Superman: Last Son of Krypton
  • Action Comics: Volume 2
  • Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man: Volume 2

Superman: Last Son of Krypton was a must buy for me, especially after reading a reprint of Action Comics: Last Son #1 in the Free Comic Book Day 2013 Superman Special Edition

The book was a collaboration between DC writer Geoff Johns and Superman: The Movie (and Superman II, sort of) director Richard Donner. It's effectively a "What If?" scenario in which a second Kryptonian boy lands on Earth, requiring Superman to re-evaluate his relationship with the American government who holds the boy for research purposes.

I've heard that Superman: Last Son of Krypton loses its way near its end and has no real impact on Superman lore. However, at a mere £3.33, I was more than willing to take the plunge.

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