just read superman: secret identity

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  1. KA

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    i picked this up since i saw a preview of it in a comic-journo. good stuff.

    the beginnings reminded why i liked reading spiderman back in the day, tho towwards the ending with the revisionist slant felt kinda like reading DKR.

    anyways, its nice to pick up something contemporary and reminded why i like the spandex genre in the 1st place. yay for me!
     
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    You just like spandex cause it's comfy and shows off your package.
     
  3. beatnik poe

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    revisionist? I thought it was a brilliant spin on the Superboy Prime scenario.

    Touching story that could make anyone beleive that they too could be a superman
     
  4. KA

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    by revisionist, i was refering to the trend started frank miller since DKR, that whole thing abt reimagining established lore based on contemporary context and sensibilities.

    its not really a bad thing, just had that been there done that feeling.
     
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    I remember when this originally came out. I wasnt reading that much DC, but this caught my eye. It was an excellent read. Its one of the few titles that I bought twice.. as individual issues, as well as the graphic novel. Great read.
     
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    Whats is about?
     
  7. Lord Of Tetris

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    Shipwreck, it's about a regular kid named Clark Kent in our world (EG, a world where you can buy Superman and Batman comics at the store). As you might expect, his schoolmates tease him for being named Clark Kent, he gets Superman gifts on his birthday, etc. It turns out that he actually has superpowers, and since his name is Clark Kent, he might as well wear one of his Superman costumes and help people. The rest of the graphic novel shows you the adventures of this Superman.

    Think of it as an Elseworlds story. I really enjoyed it.

    And to everyone else, I'm sorry, but I don't understand this "revisionist" thing. Isn't this a self-contained Elseworlds story? What is it "revising"?
     
  8. KA

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    gah! i already explained that.

    what i meant by 'revisionist' was the vibe that was coming off the storytelling, which felt like what byrne and miller were doing in the 80s. that whole redefining established stuff, blah blah.

    its not an accurate decription, but its the closest approximation of what the read felt like.
     

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