Join us once more in the hallowed halls of the Hellfire Book Club as we discuss the ins and outs of the X-Men. This time around Kang and Biff are joined once more by Rex Mason and Dutch Essex as well as newcomer Nick Nack Tabasco. The topic at hand? A fine question indeed! Tonight we discuss Grant Morrison’s early work on the New X-Men series. Enjoy!
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I’ve been a diehard Marvel Zombie ever since I was a kid, but lately I’ve been trying to expand my horizons and sample some of the goods over at the Distinguished Competition. Lord knows it’s not easy when most of the characters don’t appeal to you, even Batman. Yes, I said it. It’s not that I don’t like Batman (I am human after all), I just don’t LOVE him like everyone else seems to. Most of the stuff I’ve read with him has all been varying degrees of good and mediocre, some downright awful. But we’re not here today to discuss Batman, this is article is reserved for the Man Of Steel himself, Superman.
There’s not much that appeals to me about Superman as a character. I have no doubt though, that good Superman stories have been written, especially if it focuses on the burden and loneliness of being Superman and his complex psychological state. That I suppose, is what I’m most interested in. After having mostly good luck with Superman: Red Son (an Elseworlds tale reimaging baby Superman landing in Mother Russia rather than Kansas) I decided to check out one of the most highly acclaimed Superman stories, All Star Superman written by Grant Morrison. I have never read anything Morrison has done, but literally heard nothing but great things so I had pretty high hopes for this series.