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    SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC
    Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
    Art by SHANE DAVIS & SANDRA HOPE
    Cover by SHANE DAVIS
    Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero.
    Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Thor, Babylon 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all - Superman!
    What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before!
    On sale OCTOBER 27 * 136 pg, FC, $19.99 US

    source: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-a...ns-100517.html
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  • #2
    I was just on Amazon and noticed that Superman:Earth One is available for pre-order.

    Superman: Earth One

    It's listed as coming out Nov. 2.

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #66 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > DC Comics
    #10 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Characters > Superman
    8/23: It's climbing the chart:

    #19,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #59 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes
    #39 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > DC Comics
    #2 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Characters > Superman
    Jan
    Last edited by Jan; 08-23-2010, 09:57 AM.
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    • #3
      Making this an all-purpose Superman: Earth One thread.

      Here's a preview of several pages from CBR

      Looks good!

      Jan
      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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      • #4
        Nov 2 is so far away!

        My first impressions:

        1. The artist (penciller/inker) is really good. Very detailed.
        2. Story, can't get much from this so far. But, it's a preview. It looks like JMS though.
        3. The colors are REALLY bland on one level, and then on another, the shading is both over exposed in terms of lighting, and overcasts shadows. It bothers me. Maybe it's just me though.
        Last edited by SmileOfTheShadow; 09-02-2010, 02:49 PM.
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        • #5
          I've given this some thought and I'm going to buy a copy when it comes out. The reason why I wasn't a "ZOMG I have to gets this now!" was I'm just not into Superman. Now, when I was a kid, I did try reading some Superman comics after I saw the movie on VHS. However, I was just lost as to what was going on. Then I found out that there was 50 years of backstory, but then there wasn't because of the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Then he died, but then came back, and got electric, and so on...

          I do like the stand-alone stories though. Superman: For All Seasons? Good stuff. Kingdom Come? Still enjoyable, though my trade is starting to fall apart due to many reads. Superman: Red Son? Interesting story, though I don't understand why Supes landing in the USSR means that Bruce Wayne is there as well instead of Gotham. All-Star Superman? One of the best comics I've ever read. And since I have several of JMS' comics in my library (although I have none of his stuff that was part of Marvel's annual-crossover-thons), I don't think I'll be disappointed.

          And Smile, the colors remind me of some of the games I've played on my 360.
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          • #6
            Back Page feature for an ARC

            This week's DC comics has a picture of an Advance Reading Copy of Superman: Earth One. If you know anyone who gets ARCs of graphic novels, might be good to check into it. (or see if one pops up on Ebay).
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            • #7
              Thanks, Lee.

              Still rising on the Amazon lists:

              #1,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
              #4 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes
              #1 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > DC Comics
              #1 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Characters > Superman
              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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              • #8
                http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-an...earth-2-comics

                Los Angeles Examiner
                'Superman Earth-One' Signing Party with Straczynski at Earth-2 Comics
                October 19th, 2010 10:43 am PT

                Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, Calif. is hosting a release party for the new DC Comics graphic novel Superman Earth-One by writer J Michael Straxzynski and artist Shane Davis, Wednesday, October 27 from 6pm to 8pm.

                Straczynski - JMS to his fans - will be on hand to sign copies of the new book, which revamps the Superman legend in a contemporary context. Refreshments will be served and there will be no charge for signings, other than buying a copy to get it autographed and chat with Straczynski, who's currently writing the already critically-acclaimed "Grounded" storyline in Superman comics. ...
                Surprisingly, this is not the first time JMS's name has been misspelled as Straxzynski.

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                • #9
                  Here's an interesting article showing some Earth One pages going from script to ink to color.

                  Jan
                  "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
                    http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-an...earth-2-comics

                    Los Angeles Examiner
                    'Superman Earth-One' Signing Party with Straczynski at Earth-2 Comics
                    October 19th, 2010 10:43 am PT



                    Surprisingly, this is not the first time JMS's name has been misspelled as Straxzynski.
                    Not really surprising, since X and C are right next to each other on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Most of my typos emanate from simply hitting the wrong key ... and I don't always spot them.
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                    • #11
                      One of the jobs I was given by Captain Jaclyn back when I was new to the Team was to find the most common misspellings of JMS' name:

                      Stracynski
                      Strazynski
                      Straczinski
                      Staczynski
                      Strazinski
                      Straczysky
                      Straczyski

                      By the time I finished I was surprized that I could spell it correctly anymore!

                      Jan
                      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                      • #12
                        At least JMS' last name is pronounced similar to the way it's spelled.
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                        • #13
                          A praising review:

                          http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47119#1

                          Thank you, DC. Even though this masterful retelling is being touted in the marketingverse as "accessible to new readers" (which it is), as a man that has followed the adventures of Superman for the past thirty years, this is the first time since I picked up that very first issue I felt such an electrical charge of elation, glee and wide-eyed wonder coursing through my body.
                          ...
                          EARTH-ONE represents the future of Superman, and sales figures willing, the future of how we consume comics. JMS has created a brilliant breathing world of consequence and DC is delivering this vision in epic scope. Now if you have some kind of sullen emo hatred of Superman, there are no words that will convince you to read this book. But if you love comics and more importantly want to witness the genesis of what could be the next great comic universe (with the right care and nurturing), then get ready for a trip to EARTH-ONE.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vakie View Post
                            That was high praise indeed, I am looking forward to getting my hands on that one.
                            Jan from Denmark

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                            • #15
                              From the other end of the spectrum, a negative review:
                              http://comics.ign.com/articles/112/1129376p1.html

                              Dunno, haven't read it yet but I'd rather believe the positive review. Dan seems to be complaining that JMS didn't write the story the way he would've written it, that is, exactly the way Superman has been written before. He acknowledges the book is a reboot, but then complains about every detail that is different from the traditional Superman. A phrase from the previous review comes to mind: "Comic fans are impossible to please; we bitch in clear choruses that things are becoming stale, yet turn into rabid dogs when a writer breaks from a characterÆs norm."

                              He seems to hate the fact Superman doesn't start out with an "unflappable moral fortitude". He claims making Superman imperfect, "strips all the humanity out of Superman". Eh? He doesn't seem to get this is a story of how Clark BECOMES Superman. How many people start out perfect, already fully formed as the person they will become? That's not much of an origin story to me, if Superman is exactly the same in the beginning as he is in the end.

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