Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski & Shane Davis

Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1

By J. Michael Straczynski & Shane Davis

  • Release Date: 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
Score: 4.5
From 266 Ratings
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Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero. 

Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all—Superman!

What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before!


  • one of the best comic books ever

    I love this comic book it was easy to read and had a whole new look on superman
  • Interesting, entertaining Superman GN for casual fans.

    By Nightwing83
    Superman: Earth One was the first in a line of graphic novels geared toward teens and young adults, from whom the continuity of the regular comics might appear daunting (and expensive) to collect. This GN gives us his familiar origin, a battle with alien invaders, and the beginning of his career at the Daily Planet. Nothing terribly original to longtime fans, but enjoyable nevertheless. If you liked the early days of Ultimate Marvel, this one's for you.
  • Better than John Bryne's take

    By Bat-Excellence
    I am enjoying Geoff Johns' "Batman: Earth One" series more than this series, but "Superman: Earth One" is good as well. From the look of things, "Man of Steel" is probably based off of this. But we'll find out eventually. Let's talk about the good stuff first. Unlike "Batman: Earth One", this book takes time to show how Clark Kent became Superman, why he wears the glasses, and why he chose to work at the Daily Planet. It's established early in the book that Clark doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. What also got to me was how they said Krypton blew up. I won't spoil it for you, but it's very interesting. The artwork isn't bad, either. Clark is drawn the way you would imagine him starting his career as Superman: in his 20's. Kind of cool that this Superman is around my age. The only problem I have is that I think "Batman: Earth One" had a better cliffhanger. But it still shows that a sequel was going to come out. I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel.
  • s..... Says it all

    By Daniel Escobedo
    I was going to read a couple of pages to get a feel of the book.... And I ended up reading the whole book. What else can I say. Your new fan. daniel
  • Superman Earth One

    By Selma Finch
    I am a serious Man of Steel fan. I never thought the re in visioning if him would work. Let me by the first to say " I was wrong" Get this one, it is good.

    By SuperJohnnyCook
    THIS IS MY FAVORITE SUPERMAN STORY IN THE WORLD! I should make a comic book like this.
  • Awesome book

    By Sivanjai Shokeen
    Totally worth a buy but there is only 1 fight. But otherwise it is an awesome book. I have another thing to say that is: you finish it really fast. :p . Other than that awesome graphic novel
  • Fresh take

    By ABP23
    Great book! A summary of the whole true story of Superman told from a new perspective.
  • Just great!!!

    By darkletinct
    An excellent reboot of Superman's origin story. Perfect for any Superman fan, comic book fan, or anyone looking for a fresh take on The Man of Steel! This is a more modern Clark Kent with a different set of values and motives. A Must Read!