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  • #16
    Sounds like he's pretty profoundly anti-JMS to begin with as well. Yikes. I don't get his criticism of the art at all, all the previews I've seen have shown very stellar art.
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    • #17
      There's a nice interview with Shane Davis here.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #18
        /Film Exclusive First Look:

        http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/25/superman-earth-on/

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        • #19
          AICN has more pages:

          http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47186

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          • #20
            Even Katie Couric seems to have a need to comment on this new Superman:

            http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500803_1...77-500803.html

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            • #21
              Wired.com seemed to like it: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/...n-earth-one-2/

              J. Michael Straczynski’s cinematic comic Superman: Earth One reads like a blockbuster film while rebooting the Man of Steel’s origin story for a 21st century desensitized to supertropes.
              io9: http://io9.com/5674079/in-superman-e...-fell-to-earth

              All in all, this is a handsome, rock-solid Superman fable that gets to the scifi pith of his legend.
              The Trades: http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=12212

              Grade: A-

              It's definitely a fun read, and one worth re-reading several times.
              iFanboy: http://www.ifanboy.com/content/artic...man__Earth_One

              Superman: Earth One is a good book. It's not a great book, but the story is well done enough that it shouldn't matter. I read the whole thing in one shot, and it's a really good book to give a new reader who might be interested in Superman. That said, it's very traditional. There's no real new ground being broken here, which is probably intended, given the scope of the project, and their desire to use this new format to gain new readers.

              Story: 3.5 / Art: 4 / Overall: 3.5 (Out of 5)
              I started this book with the personal caveat that it was not a Superman story. That it was something that employed the trappings of Superman, the mythos, without using that same tone or mood. That way I could try and enjoy the experience. I was wrong though. This really is a Superman story. It just takes a little while to get there. It's maybe what Smallville ought to be.

              Story: 4 / Art: 4.5 / Overall: 4 (Out of 5)
              Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best...ws-101026.html

              It's not unfair to say that Superman: Earth One is a flawed work, particularly since there are so many other recent origins for the Man of Steel (including Superman: Secret Origin or, my personal favorite, Superman: Birthright) that have had more solidity to their central premise. But as far as uncomplicated popcorn entertainment — and perhaps more importantly, something unencumbered by continuity or sci-fi weirdness that might scare off new readers — this is certainly a stylishly-drawn calling card to hook people into more of Superman's adventures.
              Last edited by vakie; 10-27-2010, 12:43 AM.

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              • #22
                Collected Editions - Live Superman: Earth One Discussion Event
                http://collectededitions.blogspot.co...iscussion.html

                Join Collected Editions right here on Wednesday, October 27 at 8 pm EST for a live discussion and read-along of the new Superman: Earth One graphic novel.

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                • #23
                  CBR: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=29077

                  On the whole, it's a nice start. It's weighed down by the need to re-spin the origin tale ... The good news is that when the plot kicks in, it's an entertaining and nail-biting piece of work.
                  ...
                  This is the book that they need to get out of the way to start getting to the good stuff, I think. Like most superhero movies, it gets too bogged down on the origin story, hiding what could be its strongest assets for later editions, should the series be so lucky.

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                  • #24
                    From ComicList:

                    As coverage continues to expand for SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, DC Comics announces that this new graphic novel is being sent back to press for a new, second printing before it even goes on sale!

                    "With the astounding amount of attention from reviewers and media outlets, we've seen an astounding amount of reorder activity from retailers even before publication," says Bob Wayne, SVP - Sales, DC Comics. "We're more than happy to respond to increasing demand by readying a new printing now."
                    It's currently #15 on Amazon's top 100 book list, and Amazon seems to have run out of books.
                    Last edited by vakie; 10-27-2010, 08:32 AM.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by vakie View Post
                      It's currently #15 on Amazon's top 100 book list, and Amazon seems to have run out of books.
                      They need to ship mine before they run out! And they've lowered the price to $10.99?!

                      Thanks for all the great links, Vakie!

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jan View Post
                        They need to ship mine before they run out! And they've lowered the price to $10.99?!

                        Thanks for all the great links, Vakie!

                        Jan
                        . . . and over here at the other side of "The Pond" we wait - and wait for S.E.O.

                        Official release date Jan 28 next year . . . What ??!!??

                        Guess I will have to order it on amazon.com (in stead of ...co.uk), if they will send it here . . .
                        Last edited by babylonlurker; 10-28-2010, 01:44 AM. Reason: update
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Perry White
                          A good writer writes from his soul.
                          This one was written from JMS' soul. After reading this, I can understand how Superman came to be; something I've always known, maybe but never truly understood.

                          I want the next one. I want that very much. Meanwhile, this is a graphic novel I'll be re-reading over the years.

                          Jan
                          Last edited by Jan; 10-27-2010, 05:58 PM.
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • #28
                            Here's JMS at the Earth 2 signing:

                            http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...rap&id=7750627

                            Jan
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                            • #29
                              Earth One HC Sell Out

                              There's lots of talk how pretty much all comic shops sold out of their copies within a few days and about the possible speculation market over at Bleeding Cool (including some notes about UK comic shops that did get it and one that may still have some buried in the comments).

                              http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/s...rman-Earth-One

                              In checking online status at Barnes & Noble (still taking pre-orders with the Nov 2nd release day), it may still be gettable online there or in stores. Borders.com appears to only be selling it online and not in the stores although that could change tomorrow when it is officially released to the non-direct market.

                              In any case, it looks like it did even better than DC hoped. The only problem I see now is they don't have any follow ups anywhere close to being released. The only other announced one in the line, Batman: Earth One, does not have a release date (sometime in 2011).
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                              • #30
                                Here are some posts from JMS' Fan Facebook page last night:
                                Back online after a) loss of internet and b) being hit by a virus disguised as a Norton update. Good news: the Superman GN sold out of most comic stores the night it came out, Amazon sold out in 24 hours, and after ordering a second print run of 20,000 I heard there's going to be another print order which is just stun...ningly huge. The book is a massive success, and they want to fast-track the next volume.
                                The great part about the book being an unadulterated sales hit is that it proves Dan DiDio was right, that this may very well become the model or prototype for a good chunk of DC's publishing future. Which again is why they indicated to me as soon as the book hit big that they want to get the next one going at once to capitalize on the success of volume one...and that may require some hard choices on my part.
                                I've moved this link about the debut in from the links section since a number of folks have asked about it and couldn't find it:

                                http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...rap&id=7750627
                                In answer to whether one or more books were planned per year:
                                That's what's being discussed now, so we'll see where it all lands.
                                I've been wondering that last, myself. Originally they were talking about two per year but it wasn't clear whether one would be Superman: Earth One and the other Batman: Earth one or two of each. Some articles I read with the JMS release only talked one per year. I'd love to see two of these by JMS per year but it seems almost impossible from an art standpoint even if I assume that JMS would write it faster than the proverbial speeding bullet.

                                Jan
                                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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