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Superman: Our Worlds At War - Book 01 Paperback – September 1, 2002
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Published in August of 2002, Softcover, 264 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95. If you want additional books, I ship as many books as you want for a low flat fee.
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-The characters are Fat-strong meaning fat hands, small wrists fat feet and just plain detestable to look at. I also can't tell the difference between Superman angry or if he just has his eyes closed. Childish art. It serves to promote the thought that comics are for children.
-Filled with "inspirational" speeches from presidents past, possibly to inspire the reader, on almost every page(Completely unnecessary, it takes you out of the moment.).
-A comic to buy knowing you will only regret.
I honestly recommend that you just read the summary online instead, it will be far more entertaining.
I can safely say I prefer The Dark Knight Strikes Again over this crap any day.
I thought "wow-this has to be an epic story with epic action, I got to get this !" The whole concept of villains and heroes teaming up to fight a greater threat-is always an awesome concept. The Justice League, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, & bunch of others teaming up to fight Imperix-it sounds awesome….but thats where it stops.
The idea is great but the story is poorly executed!!! The writing is terrible. During the whole story (and I mean from beginning to end) their was a long war speech during the ENTIRE book. At first it confused me, as i kept reading it -i said, ok maybe their trying to be dramatic with it since Imperix is destroying the earth, but after a few pages-it just keeps going and going al the way to the end. It eventually got super annoying. The speech had no correlation to what was happening in each individual page. it was totally unnecessary!
We saw all the build up in the beginning to where everyone being ready for when Imperix comes. Characrters seeking allies to face Imperix. This goes on in the first couple of pages…then all of a sudden Superman is ALREADY in a fight with Imperx. No explanation as to how it started? where he was? I think i read a review someone else posted and this book must be missing some issues on the TPB. Because a lot of things just jumped around and i felt like i must have missed something.
TERRIBLE WRITING !!
Read Forever Evil (New 52) ! (Great Writing and Story!!!)
So what might seem confusing to some, is really a great story of awesome proportions.
Overall, I found this book to be OK. The main problem with it is that it pulls in so darn many characters and superheroes that it becomes impossible to follow the storyline. To make matters worse, the entire story was spread out over the comic books of many different heroes, and only the Superman comics were pulled in for this collection. That means that things happen "off camera" that you don't know about, leaving you wondering what happened.
For the most part, I thought that this to be an OK book. As a comic book extravaganza it was probably a tour de force, but as a graphic novel it leaves a lot to be desired. I give it a very guarded recommendation.
Would I recommend purchase? Erg. These two books are rather pricey for a story that isn't as tightly woven as it could've been. I would have rather seen the publishers create one volume, with a reasonable price, than two with a slightly higher than necessary pricetag. Damn capitalism. Damn commercialism. If you can get your hands on copies to borrow, I'd take that route first.