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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Superman: Earth One Makes Comic Book Resources' Top 100 Comics of 2010

Leading online comic book site Comic Book Resources (CBR) has launched their annual top 100 countdown of the best comic books for this year and they have J Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis' Superman: Earth One graphic novel at #86! Wow, that's quite and accomplishment I would say, for a novel that had a completely different take on the Man of Steel's origin.

Here's the review from their site:

"I'm not going to lie to you. When I first saw Clark Kent in a hoodie, I wanted to scream. And yet JMS and Shane Davis delivered a near perfect Superman story that was so well done, it ranks right up there with John Byrne's "The Man of Steel" and Mark Waid's "Superman: Birthright" as definitive takes on Kal-El's origin tale."

- CBR Staff Writer Jeffrey Renaud

And he's right. I never doubted the book when it came out and it pretty much rose up to the occassion and met most people's expectations. Superman in his hoodies doesn't seem to be the traditional way to do the character, but that's exactly what makes this graphic novel rock. It was supposed to be different, and they did a heck of a job selling their idea to readers. So congratulations to DC, to Shane Davis and to JMS for this wonderful accomplishment.

For CBR's complete list, click here.

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