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Author Topic: The Greatest Post Crisis Superman Elseworlds Story  (Read 9482 times)
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« on: December 23, 2005, 10:33:03 PM »

Has anyone ever read Superman:Kal
I think its the greatest Elseworlds and Post Crisis Superman story, because it blends humour, tragedy and terror beautifully and its a great way of reinterpreting Superman's origin
But they did push the boundary with Lady Loisse's rape and murder by Baron Luthor  
What do you guys think Huh?
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 11:39:59 PM »

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But they did push the boundary with Lady Loisse's rape and murder by Baron Luthor  
What do you guys think Huh?

I didn't have a problem with it. It wasn't exploitive and it advanced the story.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 12:54:01 AM »

i liked speeding bullets.. but we didn't need him turning into superman in one page.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2005, 10:39:25 AM »

My favourite Elseworlds so far, perhaps because of the art, is the one from a couple of years back set in the late 19th century. Oh, I forget the title now, and I'm never going to be able to find it in the stacks of unsorted comics I have, but you know the one I mean: it was all World Fairs and dirigibles and stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2005, 05:43:45 PM »

red son is up there pretty high as one of the best elseworlds.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2005, 07:43:14 PM »

I rather liked "Superboy's Legion", and it's a pity we didn't see a sequel.

If "DC: The New Frontier" is classified as an Elseworld, then I'd nominate it for top honors...

... along with "Superman: Secret Identity", of course.   :wink:

And while it's a crossover rather than an Elseworld story, the first "Superman vs. Aliens" was pretty good.  I'd actually prefer that "Kara" to the present one so far.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2005, 07:58:15 PM »

Also i recommend The Superman Monster where Viktor Luthor recreates a patchwork man from an infant skeleton found in a birthing matrix, now i wonder where that came from................
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2005, 08:09:10 PM »

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If "DC: The New Frontier" is classified as an Elseworld, then I'd nominate it for top honors...

How could I forget that? I really loved that series, especially the portrayals of Hal Jordan and The Martian Manhunter. Man alive, that was good.
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