mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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superman: the world of krypton by dc comics.

okay, first off. i like, i really, really like john barry's krypton from superman: the movie. for me, that is so alien, so beautiful, so utterly grand in scope. the fortress of solitude as the pyramid of crystals is the definative version, as far as i am concerned. it remains a big, mythic image in my mind. that said, i was looking forward to this, especially with the john carter looking looking cover. the first & bulkiest part of the book is a byrne/mignola kryptonian science-fantast tale! & it was actually really good. clones & mecha & moral lessons & everything you could want. that story was in the frame story of jor-el watching it, which was in the frame story of superman telling louis lane. the jor-el & lara story i didn't think was all that good; it was a little too heavy handed & lost the jor-el as authority figure, but it definately had moments. i think it is a matter of preference. after that, though, were a bunch of kryptonian fables! like, "here is why superman agrees with green arrow about pollution!" & even one about wasting water. actually, the drought one was pretty great. some of them were dated, but a lot of them were just fine examples of craft. very nice over-all; impressive art & story for big chunks of it.
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