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Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Art by SHANE DAVIS & SANDRA HOPE Cover by SHANE DAVIS Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular super-hero. Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, EARTH ONE is a wave of original, standalone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the super-hero who started it all -- Superman! What would happen if the origin of the Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to bucolic Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman as you've never seen before! On Sale Octuber 27 * 136 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 175.26 x 261.62 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • DC Comics
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • comics
  • 1401224687
  • 9781401224684
  • 11,414

About J. Michael Straczynski

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI has worked in television, comics and, most recently, motion pictures. In comics, he is known for "The Amazing Spider-Man, The Twelve, Thor" and "Silver Surfer: Requiem," as well as SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE Volumes 1 & 2 and BEFORE WATCHMEN for DC Comics. He is the creator of the hit TV series "Babylon 5," and was nominated for the 2009 Best Writer Eisner Award. In movies, he is known for writing films including "Changeling, Thor "and a forthcoming reinterpretation of "Forbidden Planet."Shane Davis is a graduate of the prestigious Joe Kubert school and current exclusive artist for DC Comics. Although he is relatively new to the industry, he is a fast-rising star that has made a name for himself with his breathtaking artwork on titles including GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, MYSTERY IN SPACE and SUPERMAN / BATMAN: THE SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE.

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"JMS has created a brilliant breathing world of consequence and DC is delivering this vision in epic scope.. . . Masterful. . . . truly extraordinary AIN T IT COOL NEWS This is a Superman for the 21st century. With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman s origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure. . . . SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE channels the best tales of Superman with a look toward the future, by two of the brightest talents the industry has to offer. /FILM Excellent.... From its poignant domestic moments, delivered in mostly warm, fuzzy flashbacks, to its blockbuster battles, Straczynski s Superman: Earth One renders like a feature film just waiting for adaptation. WIRED Artist Shane Davis rightly gives the book a photorealistic look to drive home that this is more science fiction than superhero romp. . . This is a handsome, rock-solid Superman fable that gets to the scifi pith of his legend. io9 Brooding. CNN What do you get when you combine Twilight and a classic superhero? The new Superman. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER The new Superman doesn t sparkle, but he does brood and smolder. Artist Shane Davis has created a moody 20 year-old version of the iconic hero who rocks a hipster look. NEW YORK PRESS Shane Davis really shines in this book. . . . The art comes alive with energy and design IFANBOY Davis provides sleek figures, intense detail, and subtle integration of current hairstyles and fashions (including a nip and tuck to the old supersuit itself) that do the lion s share of the contemporizing [and] Straczynski . . . distinguishes the work, humanizing the dynamic between characters and adding a compelling twist of melancholy to young Clark Kent s search for purpose. BOOKLIST Straczynski, a master of building characters, brings depth and emotion to the Man of Steel and Davis artwork is a joy to behold. AM MEW YORK"

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"JMS has created a brilliant breathing world of consequence and DC is delivering this vision in epic scope.. . . Masterful. . . . truly extraordinary" - AIN'T IT COOL NEWS§"This is a Superman for the 21st century. With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman's origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure. . . . SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE channels the best tales of Superman with a look toward the future, by two of the brightest talents the industry has to offer."-/FILM§§"Excellent.... From its poignant domestic moments, delivered in mostly warm, fuzzy flashbacks, to its blockbuster battles, Straczynski's Superman: Earth One renders like a feature film just waiting for adaptation. "-WIRED§§"Artist Shane Davis rightly gives the book a photorealistic look to drive home that this is more science fiction than superhero romp. . . This is a handsome, rock-solid Superman fable that gets to the scifi pith of his legend."-io9§§"Brooding."-CNN§§"What do you get when you combine Twilight and a classic superhero? The new Superman."-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER§§"The new Superman doesn't sparkle, but he does brood and smolder. Artist Shane Davis has created a moody 20 year-old version of the iconic hero who rocks a hipster look."-NEW YORK PRESS§§"Shane Davis really shines in this book. . . . The art comes alive with energy and design"-IFANBOY§§"Davis provides sleek figures, intense detail, and subtle integration of current hairstyles and fashions (including a nip and tuck to the old supersuit itself) that do the lion's share of the contemporizing ... [and] Straczynski . . . distinguishes the work, humanizing the dynamic between characters and adding a compelling twist of melancholy to young Clark Kent's search for purpose."-BOOKLIST§§"Straczynski, a master of building characters, brings depth and emotion to the Man of Steel and Davis' artwork is a joy to behold."-AM MEW YORK§

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