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Monday, March 14, 2016

The World According To Superman

Comic book scribe Louise Simonson, illustrator Marcus To and Insight Editions brings Superman up-to-date in their brand new book celebrating the Man of Steel: The World According To Superman.

A lot has changed in the world of Superman since DC Comics revamped its comic book line with The New 52.

But, although his costume may be slightly changed, his supporting cast shifted and morphed and even his past life has been  'tweaked' Superman basically remains the same.

He's the lone survivor from the doomed planet Krypton who was rocketed to Earth as a baby.  Rescued from his crashed spacecraft by the Kents, young Kal-el (his Kryptonian name) grew up as Clark Kent, in Smallville.

After the death of his adoptive parents Clark moved to Metropolis where he pursued the life of a reporter.

Recently his life has been turned upside down and yet he still believes in truth, justice and the American way.  He defends the downtrodden and protects the Earth from threats both terrestrial and extraterrestrial.

The book delves into the many facets of Superman's life as told by himself.

Readers learn of his origin, his blossoming powers, his civilian career, his adopted city, his home, his Kryptonian past, his friends, his enemies, the Fortress of Solitude, his Kryptonian family, his weaknesses, the Justice League, his love for Wonder Woman and more.
The story is complemented with beautiful full-color illustrations and a few 'extras'.