Thursday, November 11, 2004
I didn't buy it this week, but I am strongly recommending that everyone pick up the trade paperback of Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's Superman: Secret Identity. Set in a world much like ourown, it follows the life and times of an infortunately named young man like Clark Kent who doesn't really care that he shares the same name as the world's most popular fictional superhero - until he starts to develop some of his powers. It is, quite simply, the best Superman story of the past decade, and possibly longer. Particularly in the wake of Christopher Reeve's passing, it's an excellent look into real-world heroics that still captures the sense of wonder that made the Man of Steel so beloved in the first place. If you buy only one work of graphic fiction this week, make it this.