Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Superman and the Men of Steel by Grant MorrisonDC Comics took a bold step and renumbered the longest-running monthly comic, Action Comics, to #1 for the first time since 1938 as part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.
With this renumbering comes a new creative team featuring comics legend Grant Morrison and fan-favorite artist Rag Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Awards for his work on All-Star Superman, Action Comics will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanitys first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the Worlds Greatest Super Heroes.
Set a few years in the past, its a bold new take on a classic hero.
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Superman: Action Comics, Volume 1: Superman and the Men of Steel
The argument has ammunition. Snyder essentially took the most iconic superhero we have and inverted the character, stripping away many of the core elements of his appeal. Superman is bright and optimistic and silly. Zack Snyder, on the other hand, has never made a bright or optimistic movie. Snyder has a very specific style: painterly slow-motion tableaus of violence, sweeping digital vistas, heavy-amber color grades, oppressive cloud-covers, steely-eyed men making rousing pre-battle speeches. Snyder was never going to be interested in the traditional pop-art Superman. Everyone involved had to know that from the jump.
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Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that portrays the character's origin story. In the film, Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton. He assumes the role of mankind's protector as Superman, making the choice to face General Zod and prevent him from destroying humanity. Development began in , when Warner Bros. In , a court ruling resulted in Jerry Siegel 's family recapturing the rights to Superman's origins and Siegel's copyright. The decision stated that Warner Bros.
Superman and the Men of Steel is a retelling of Superman 's origin story , establishing the character's history in Prime Earth continuity following timeline changes caused by Flashpoint. It is Grant Morrison 's debut arc in his [[Action. This succeeds the previous established origin story presented in Geoff Johns ' Superman: Secret Origin. This series drastically changes Superman's origin story. His early years as Superboy are eliminated from continuity.