With this issue, the book is slowly but surely morphing into more of a Grant Morrison series.
Jupiter’s Legacy -by Mark Millar & Frank Quitely- preview, published in CBR.
“The characters of Jupiter’s Legacy appear to live in our real world, forced to confront their own impact or lack thereof, while their children seemingly squander their talents. The argument of might versus right is reminiscent of the dividing line of old between Xavier and Magneto, but hopefully it will avoid wandering down the path already taken.”
All-Star Superman is filled to the brim with wonderful tiny details. The way Quintum’s Kandorian chair is malformed by his weight in Chapter Ten. The way Zibarro’s costume in Chapter Seven looks like a modified Clark Kent suit. Bar-El glimpsed as the warden of the Phantom Zone in Chapter Eleven. The way the very last page illuminates a garbled comment from the Unknown Superman back in Chapter Two. But the big moment is the perfect line of dialogue. It comes in Chapter Ten, when Superman, without a second’s hesitation, takes time from his world-building feats to embrace and comfort a suicidal young girl. When he tells her, “You’re much stronger than you think you are,” they become the most moving words we have ever read in a Superman story. And they are perfect because they reveal, in one sentence, the fundamental secret of Superman and why we love him so:
Gods achieve their power by encouraging us to believe in them.
Superman achieves his power by believing in us." -Mark Waid, in the introduction to All-Star Superman, Volume 2. (via winnr)
Thank you Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel.
from All-Star Superman #10 by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
Happy 75th Birthday, Supes!