Review: Superman: American Alien #1

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Superman American Alien #1 CoverHollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring us Superman: American Alien, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel.

In the solicit for this limited series we’re told to expect a range of stories from heartwarming to gritty and violent. Superman: American Alien #1 is definitely in the former category with a story that gave me feels and put a smile on my face.

Landis for his first issue takes us to the early years of Clark as he’s just learning about his powers and before he knows what he is. In this case…

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