All-Star Superman

 ALS2   (DC, 2006-Present)

™ and © 2006 DC Comics, Inc.

In this issue, Superman’s origin is retold (an “S” is added to a word that forever changes how you’ll look at a character); he travels to the sun to save an exploratory team; then receives unhappy news, while Luthor achieves his heart’s desire and Los Lane gets the surprise of her life.

Those are only the bullet points; as usual with anything written by Grant Morrison, there’s never less than a flurry of outré ideas, but clearly he and Frank Quitely understand that Superman is the main attraction. And they’ve produced one who is worthy of the name.

Quitely’s art isn’t just as good as always; he seems to have taken one of those quantum leaps truly fine artists periodically make. If he had a weak spot before, it was his overly chiseled, heavily lined faces, especially female ones. (Even those who were supposed to be sex bombs sometimes looked more like weathered desert rats.) But here he’s given readers both a remarkably evocative and authentic version of Superman and a Lois who’s worthy of his attention.

— S. A. Bennett

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#1

  1/1/2006
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2009
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Indicia reads All-Star Superman #1 Special; After Watchmen…What’s Next? tie inGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#1 (3rd printing)

  9/1/2009
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Comic Shop 2013 giveaway to help promote Man of Steel movieGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#1 (4th printing)

 
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Sears Special Edition 2013 giveaway to help promote Man of Steel movieGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#1 Variation A

  1/1/2006
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Variant edition; Neal Adams coverGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#1 Dynamic Forces

  1/1/2006
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Dynamic Forces signed edition; Neal Adams coverGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#2

  2/1/2006
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#3

  5/1/2006
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#4

  7/1/2006
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#5

  9/1/2006
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#6

  3/1/2007
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Death of Jonathan KentGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#7

  6/1/2007
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Versus BizarroGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#8

  8/1/2007
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#9

  9/1/2007
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1st Appearance of Bar-El; 1st Appearance of LiloGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#10

  5/1/2008
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#11

  7/1/2008
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

#12

  10/1/2008
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 Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Book #1

 
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Collects All-Star Superman #1-6; ca. 2011Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Book #1 Hardcover

  4/11/2007
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Collects All-Star Superman #1-6; Introduction by Bob SchreckGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Book #2

 
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Collects All-Star Superman #7-12; ca. 2010Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Book #2 Hardcover

 
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Collects All-Star Superman #7-12; ca. 2009Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Deluxe Set #1

 
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Collects All-Star Superman #1-12; ca. 2011Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Absolute All-Star Superman; Collects All-Star Superman #1-12; ca. 2010Grant MorrisonFrank Quitely

Free Comic Book Day #2008

  6/1/2008
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Free Comic Book Day 2008 giveaway; Jor-El cameo; Lara cameoGrant MorrisonFrank Quitely