August 3, 2010
August 3, 2010
An unforgettable hardcover collection of WATCHMEN writer Alan Moore's definitive Superman tales that is sure to appeal of readers of his BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE graphic novel. Moore teams with Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist from the 1950's through the 1970's, to tell the final adventure of the Man of Steel featuring his last stand against Lex Luthor, Brainiac and his other foes in "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?". This volume also includes Moore's classic early collaboration with WATCHMEN illustrator Dave Gibbons, "FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING", in which Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman find Superman held captive by the villain Mongul in the Fortress of Solitude and dreaming of an idyllic life on Krypton courtesy of a wish-fulfilling parasitic plant known as the Black Mercy. Both tales are considered two of the top five all-time best Superman stories among fans.
The rare first team-up adventure between the Man of Tomorrow and Swamp Thing, the character that first brought Moore to notoriety in the United States, is included as an additional bonus.
Just a few years before he would write himself into the annals of comic-book history with his ground-breaking Watchmen series, writer Alan Moore worked on a few definitive Superman stories for DC Comics. This updated edition releases Moore's work with Curt Swan, the artist who penned many of the best Superman stories in the 1950s through 1970s, as well as his collaboration "For the Man Who Has Everything" with Dave Gibbons, who would go on to be the illustrator for WATCHMEN. (And as bonus material, the editors have included Superman's first encounter with Moore's character Swamp Thing.) This is critical reading for anyone who calls herself a comics fan.
- Online Item #: 12929490
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-6190
- ISBN: 9781401227319
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported