Superman: Kryptonite

Superman Kryptonite The unforgettable story of Superman s first encounter with Kryptonite the radioactive chunks of his home planet which can kill him and shows how it changed his life forever written by Darwyn Cooke D

  • Title: Superman: Kryptonite
  • Author: Darwyn Cooke Tim Sale
  • ISBN: 9781401222406
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • The unforgettable story of Superman s first encounter with Kryptonite, the radioactive chunks of his home planet which can kill him, and shows how it changed his life forever written by Darwyn Cooke DC THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT with art be Tim Sale Heroes, BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN.

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    1. Originally published serially as Superman Confidential, this is a story from Superman s early days when he d only just appeared and didn t know the extent of his vulnerabilities yet A shady casino owner called Anthony Gallo comes to Metropolis with his lucky giant hunk of green crystal and the Man of Steel has his first encounter with Kryptonite As always with Darwyn Cooke, he tells a story set in the Golden Age, like his best known book DC New Frontier, though this time he only writes it with T [...]


    2. R.I.P Darwyn Cooke, a truly talented artist and writer Good Yet another book I ve read but never reviewed So Superman Kryptonite is basically a sequel to Superman For All Seasons, and collects issues of superman confidential This book deals with one thing vulnerability So superman has been on the job for a few months, him and Lois have began to see each other every time superman gets into a hairy situation, he is generally very scared, he s thinking this might be what ends him Some really powerf [...]


    3. Superman Kryptonite by Darwyn Cooke and illustrated by Tim Sale gathers the first five issues of Superman Confidential as well as issue 11 It tells the story of when Clark Kent first leaves Smallville for Metropolis and begins his life as Superman Kent is new at the superhero world and is as of yet, unsure of the true extent of his powers and his invulnerability He is also in the very early stages of his relationship with Lois Lane.The story begins, being voiced by an unknown entity, as it follo [...]


    4. A solid outing from the late Mr Cooke, with stylish artwork by Tim Sale that is both reminiscent of and differentiated from his pencils for Superman for All Seasons.Ultimately this is a story about vulnerability, and it plays off the fun conceit that we, the readers, already know that Supers is well nigh invulnerable, but at this early stage in his superheroing career, does he He naturally has his doubts, even before his first encounter with the kryptonite radiation that plays a big role in how [...]


    5. I had never heard of this book until I just happened to see it sitting on the shelf at the library, with Darwyn Cooke s name popping out on me since he just passed away In a change of pace, it is only written by him, but the art is none other than Tim Sale.The primary theme here is Clark learning about vulnerability The double meaning here is him learning about connecting to the human race, despite his powers, but also what it means to feel fear of death, in his case when he gets near kryptonite [...]


    6. A well crafted story by Cooke of Superman s first encounter with Kryptonite, cleverly updated with modern touches And something about Tim Sale s Superman art just brings a smile to my face.


    7. I was hoping for something akin to Superman For All Seasons which had a similar style of artwork or Superman Birthright also featuring Supes early days Kryptonite, however, wasn t as strong as either of those books, but it was still a satisfactory work Though it got a little wobbly in the last two chapters, the two or three scenes on the Kent farm a troubled son leaning on his parents for some support plus a scene of Superman commiserating with a polar bear made it worth a read.



    8. From battling crime and corruption in Metropolis to preventing disasters all over the world, Superman has yet t ofind a force that can stop him But when a suave, savage crimelord makes his move on Metropolis, he brings his most prized possession with him Kryptonite Now everyone from Lois Lane to Lex Luthor to Superman himself is racing to uncover the secret of this green meteorite After seventy years of Superman storytelling, you d think that everything has been done Well, Sale and Cooke s Krypt [...]


    9. I don t feel it s even the slightest exaggeration to say that Darwyn Cooke is the best comic writer in the world right now He gets how serial format graphic storytelling should work, and he s able to pull it off consistently Superman Kryptonite is a retelling of Superman s first encounter with the deadly remains of his homeworld Cooke shrugs off the shackles of ongoing, overwrought continuity and, as he puts it in his introduction, strictly observe s the original continuity set up by the archite [...]


    10. Supes isn t my guy Nothing against the man, but he s just never done it for me Turns out, what I need to like him is to see him unsure of what he can do and seeking reassurance in his parents I also need Lois Lane kicking ass and taking names and refusing to be second to anyone or anything even Supes and his great big determination to save the world.The story isn t perfect the villain isn t as fleshed out as I would like, and if you re going to bring a guy in to be the big bad, not a great idea [...]


    11. Two of my absolute favorites Cooke and Sale join together on the Big Red S Can t go wrong with that, now can you Well, unfortunately, this is not the best effort that these two have put forth Sure, there are those incredible moments that leave your mouth hanging open Like when the Man of Steel catches a falling semi in mid air with a crowd of Metropolitans looking on mouths agape, his battle to stop the lava flow of a volcano, and most particularly the sepia tone like flashbacks at the beginning [...]


    12. This is a wonderful novel, a Superman story told with such nuance reverence for the character that is only rarely ever seen Beautifully drawn with designs colors that harken back to Silver Age styles but written in a way that in no ways bound or dated to an older era, Superman Kryptonite succeeds where many other comics fail byt being much of a typical DC book at all.For better or worse, one of the defining characteristics of Superman is his invincibility, but lesser stories always use kryptonit [...]


    13. I come to the character of Superman with no open mind I don t, as a rule like him But this book actively makes him face his mortality This conflict makes him interesting I wish the themes of immortality, legacy, and omnipotence were examined However, I bet the advent of the Watchmen, and Dr Manhattan deeply influenced this story Tim Sale s art feels disneyfied and un realistic Lex looks absurd But the sequence with the volcano is expertly realized.


    14. Darwyn Cooke is a genius at writing stories going to the heart of classic DC characters Here he is well served by the art of Tim Sale, telling a story of a young Superman s first experience with Kryptonite.No spoilers, you ll want to read this one for yourself Heartfelt story that truly respects the best of the character


    15. 2 stars because this has two of my favorite creators doing only an average story Plus Superman still sucks.


    16. Darwyn Cooke is a fantastic storyteller, as seen in this collection of stories It takes place during the earliest days of Superman s career and how he comes to know the effects of Kryptonite Well, one of the stories There have been so many told on how he came to know this deadly element This is just one of them, and it seems to take place in a past which is modern yet retro as well Here, Superman Clark is still unsure of himself, Jimmy Olsen is a firecracker, and Lois is Well, Lois never changes [...]


    17. Una buena historia de los primeros tiempos de Superman en la que se enfrenta por primera vez al hecho de que puede llegar a ser vulnerable El dibujo de Tim sale tiene sus momentos aunque no es para todo el mundo, el gui n tiene una complejidad mayor que la media en los c mics de superh roes, pero me da la impresi n de que no est del todo pulida, en todo caso es bastante disfrutable y nos ofrece un lado interesante de superman, aunque tampoco eclipsa a otros personajes muy bien llevados en esta h [...]




    18. He le do la edici n de ECC, ya crear su ficha El caso que bastante bien, pero la historia termina muy de esa manera Sale est correcto, pero no s si estoy viendo a Luthor o a Kingpin.


    19. A six issue run on a superhero comic is a tough thing It s bound to disappoint readers who want a full, epic story, because page length is shorter And it s bound to drive people who love the reoccurrence of little ideas and thematic elements crazy because there s little time to develop either The plot takes precedence events must move forward, often at the expense of logic.In light of this, I m willing to give Superman Kryptonite a little bit of a break It is entertainingly told and lushly drawn [...]


    20. RIP Darwyn Cooke, first of all It s hard not to miss him like every day Secondly, this is a series that is written drawn by people who, at least according to the intro by Cooke, wanted to find something new to say about Superman, or find just anything at all that could work with a character that has had some many versions over the years What they come up with isn t THE most original story, but it s very good, and it brings out the virtues of Superman without any or too much syrupy hokum The plot [...]


    21. I bought this book, in single issue format, when it first came out I remember being pretty annoyed that they didn t get the last chapter done in Superman Confidential 6, but pushed it back to 11, about six months late Well, it s all been sitting in my reading pile since 2008, so I guess that doesn t matter now.Like several stories that both Cooke and Sale have worked on, this takes place in a rather weird setting, where people dress like it s 1948, and printed newspapers are still important, but [...]


    22. I m beginning to like this Darwin Cooke fellow and I ve been a fan of Tim Sale s art style ever since the Thieves World graphic novel era.We see a side of Superman which hadn t been or badly been explored before Where his confidence in his abililities is not fully developped, although his powers do seem to be Like the tittle suggests, this is a run in with the almighty K factor In fact, it s set as being his first run in with Special K.It s well told, the Smallville part of Superman is still pre [...]


    23. I m not ashamed to say I love Tim Sale I could watch this guy illustrate a text book I absolutely love his art and the way he takes readers back in time Here, teamed with Darwyn Cooke who also has a talent for time travel, we get an reimagined tale of the first time Clark experiences Kryptonite Overall the story was fantastic I loved Luthor having a rival on his level and the scenes with the Kents in Smallville were great Like I said, the art is the star of the book and almost perfect other than [...]


    24. Retelling of the 40s story where Superman runs into Kryponite for the first time I love the vintage feel and look coupled with things like Jimmy on his cell phone It adds something of a timelessness to the book I love that this is set before Superman knows the extent of his abilities he s not leaping buildings, he s never sure where the limits of his strength and healing are, or if the lava he is trying to save people from will kill him, too This is a Superman doing his best and saving people as [...]


    25. The plot here is super basic Superman is still in his early days and doesn t know what, if anything, can kill him Meanwhile, a new force upsets the balance among Metropolis elite In lesser hands, it would have seemed dull But Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale really sell the human aspect of the story Sale s art, specifically, is the clincher here he really brings out the emotion in each character There are a few plot choices that seem convoluted at best, and the ending is oddly anticlimactic But this is [...]


    26. Well after reading this I see the title is than appropriate for this book This book is than about kryptonite, its about superman discovering that he can be hurt and although he may be invulnerable he s not invincible It s about knowing your limitations and cooping with it It would have been better but a lot of random stuff was thrown in that feel completely out of place especially the last part with the random alien that really drag the story down and doesn t add anything new.


    27. Cooke and Sale make Metropolis come alive, not as the future city of now, but as the future city of the late 1950s They build an amazing tale of Clark dealing with his who he is and with kryptonite There are two great scenes one where Superman is chilling with a polar bear and another, when he is falling to his death What I love about that scene is that it is clearly a combination of art Sale s drawing of Supes and Cooke providing the background of the city It s perfect.


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