Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Backstories)

 
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
January 26, 2016
ISBN
978-0545868181
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How did a child from another planet named Kal-El become farm boy Clark Kent? What happened to his planet and family? What powers does he possess and what are his weaknesses? Who are his most trusted allies and fearsome foes? In this biography--complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes--young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Metropolis's fearless protector.

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DC Comics BACKSTORIES – SUPERMAN: The Man of Tomorrow is a brilliant look into what made the Man of Steel become the hero we know today. Daniel Wallace, along with illustrator, Patrick Spaziante, takes us on a journey through Superman’s life from his birthplace of Krypton to embracing his fate as Earth’s hero. Complete with time lines, a list of people who impacted Kal-El throughout his life, and oodles of detailed graphics, we catch snapshots of Superman’s journey. Profile excerpts, much like you would find in maybe a top secret file, catalog bits of information that give us a better understanding of the man we know as Superman. We learn more about his birth parents, Jor-El and Lara, the different Kryptonian crests, and even a peek at the Legion of Super-Heroes, a group of super powered teens inspired by Superman.

The text is easy to follow and reading this with my superhero-obsessed son was such a joy. There is even a short glossary for young to middle grade readers who may not know some of the terms used within the text.

The illustrator does a wonderful job of capturing Clark when he’s young to the hero of Metropolis. Superman: The Man of Tomorrow is a must have for any superhero fan, even the most seasoned. Die-hard comic fans, or new initiates into the world of superheroes, will enjoy this look into one of the most well known heroes.
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