Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Our Hero: Superman on Earth does cover a lot of ground for 200 plus pages, but even though it is more or less chronological, it seems to wander. Maybe that’s De Haven’s conversational tone, and his jokey, wise-guy style which can be entertaining, but also cloying and annoying. Overall, there’s probably enough detail and gossipy surmise in this book for many inner geek appetites. There’s not a lot post 1978, so not a lot specifically for Christopher Reeve fans and fans of the late 80s Superboy series, Lois & Clark or the current Smallville (which I myself haven't seen much of, but which I look forward to seeing consecutively on DVD. Although I expect this is a different generation's Superman.)

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