Monday, June 15, 2009

Superman For Tomorrow Absolute Edition

Hey all! Got a chance to re-read one of my old favorites this past weekend...and oh what a treat it was because it is now available in absolute format! What does that mean? well it's an oversized deluxe hardcover printed on super nice paper.

Yes i'm talking about Superman For Tomorrow. Jim Lee's follow up to the fantastic Batman Hush but this time we've got Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) writing a Superman story your not quite used to. Firstly the reproduction of the art is truly amazing, every page is big and bright, the colours really shine here, i'd have to say i even like it better than my copy of HUSH. Superman is a much brighter character so the blues, reds and yellows really pop in this format as opposed to Batman's darker tone.

This is not your typical supes story, it's got the man of steel questioning what he's doing. After millions of people have simply vanished from the face of the earth (including Lois!) he seeks answers to whether what he's doing is right or wrong which in most stories he usually is definitively "good". Ideas like "what if Superman just stops a war" are explored what if he just flies in there and takes everybody's guns and stops it?!?! What happens after that...also featured are great appearances by other members of the league, like Aquaman, Batman, and good role for Wonder Woman (they even throw down!).

So if you haven't read it for a while, or you haven't even read it then definitely pick this one up. you won't be disappointed.

Superman for Tomorrow Absolute is $84.99 and is also available in Trade paper back as well.