Everyone loves this series, right? Grant Morrison's a genius, right? Morrison's also the guy who going to give us Final Crisis, right? Well, let me go on record here and now saying All-Star Superman should be the new post-post-post-crisis default for Superman. I would LOVE for the Superman books to be an extension of Silver Age continuity. Here are five great excerpts:
5. Lex Luthor's reading materialWhen even a simple visual gag makes the list, you know you've got a great comic in your hands. And it's all part of a memorable scene that encapsulates perfectly what Superman and Lex each believe about the other, and how it has driven their relationship all these years.
4. The Kandorian Superman Rescue Squad's uniforms
Made me believe these guys could grow up to become the Daxamites, and in the All-Star universe, that's still possible. Because...
3. The Fate of Kandor
In what would be a bold move in the DCU, but is par for the course in Morrison's All-Star Superman, Kandor is freed from its bottle and the diminutive Kandorians given new life on a neighboring planet. Huge possibilities are opened (by this and the map of Superman's DNA) for future stories, and I'm feeling more and more like "He's got to be the last Kryptonian" post-Crisis stance was a wrong move.
2. Superman and Lois' timeless romance
This is a great moment about how static and yet iconic comic book romances are. Superman and Lois have always been meant to be together, their bond to be strong, and yet never to move too far ahead like real relationships do. That's no secret to Superman (meta-textually) and it doesn't crush Lois' hope. Perfect.
1. We are on Earth-Q
It was a weird Morrisonesque bit when Superman created a tiny universe in his lab some issues ago, but it pays off here when he experiments with it to see if a world can survive without a Superman. Answer: It can't. Thankfully, we don't live in such a world, even if he's not flesh and bone. I'm just glad we're in the DC Multiverse again, after Earth-Prime turned out not to have been it.