(trying to be spoiler-free)
@Vroom I enjoyed Superman Year One quite a bit. The art is absolutely fantastic. I think it’s some of Romita’s best work ever. The end of Kick-Ass was getting a little too “loose” for me, but this rocks. He seems to be realizing Miller layouts (that’s what it feels like) and the combination is absolutely out of this world bonkers! The story seems to require a familiarity with the legend, so it’s an interesting update. Also, Miller’s storytelling is surprisingly on point considering the past couple decades. That does make one scene with Lana a tad jarring (no spoilers) in that it seems to go full-Miller out of nowhere. It didn’t seem to fit tone-wise. The rest had felt pretty all ages, even with the Miller/Romita visual intensity, until that thing happens. But the terseness of his prose is used to great effect once again, and the running monologue gives Superman a very different perspective than we’re used to. He doesn’t seem wanting to fit in with Smallville, that sense of destiny, he’s meant for something larger (kind of like Donner’s Superman) overshadows any ‘humanity’ of the character. Because he’s not human. He’s a god-alien who fell from the sky and performed wonders.
Wow, that turned into an essay. I think I’m digging it so far. One scene made me uncomfortable, but worth checking out for the art alone! Thanks for reminding me it was out!