Superman Earth One is Man of Steel

#1 Posted by CuddleBear (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

this seems like the book david s. goyer lifted for the Man of Steel movie. agreed?

#2 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17451 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it probably took influences from several books.

Jor-El quotes All-Star Superman almost verbatim when Clark is first learning how to fly.

#3 Posted by CuddleBear (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it probably took influences from several books.

Jor-El quotes All-Star Superman almost verbatim when Clark is first learning how to fly.

need to read all star, if you replace the bad guy in Earth One #1 with Zod it would be really similar "surrender yourself" "trying to destroy the earths core" that is what these guys do is just lift the choice comic stuff

#4 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio

NOW! that's a superman story!!! I just read earth one, it was amazing. It's not "thee" definitive origin of superman, but its so cool. and Man of steel definitely steals some material, but it did that with a little everything.

#5 Edited by LimboBot (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Expect the book is way worse than the movie. which is just sad.

#6 Edited by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio

NOW! that's a superman story!!! I just read earth one, it was amazing. It's not "thee" definitive origin of superman, but its so cool. and Man of steel definitely steals some material, but it did that with a little everything.

Glad to here that from you, I was just asking if the book was worth reading in the battle forum.

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio

@monsterstomp: it definitely is worth the read. It's superman for a modern age, but looks classic. and his really similar to man of steel, but has some big changes too. man, it was good...

#8 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11581 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it probably took influences from several books.

Jor-El quotes All-Star Superman almost verbatim when Clark is first learning how to fly.

Ugh, I loved that. I was marking out like a total fan boy.

#9 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

I think it probably took influences from several books.

Jor-El quotes All-Star Superman almost verbatim when Clark is first learning how to fly.

Ugh, I loved that. I was marking out like a total fan boy.

me to, I loved the "your the answer to are we alone in the universe" and of course the All-star reference. And the "I want to be your son" from secret origin. they all just meshed so well IMO.

#11 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by Fallschirmjager (17451 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

I think it probably took influences from several books.

Jor-El quotes All-Star Superman almost verbatim when Clark is first learning how to fly.

Ugh, I loved that. I was marking out like a total fan boy.

Dude...complete agree.

#14 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by PapiNacho (2408 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this book is what fully converted me to a Superman fan.

#18 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Edited by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: Know any other good Superman material?

Origin stories:

  • Birthright
  • Secret Origin
  • Man of Steel
  • Action comics 1-8

I actually enjoyed H'EL on Earth if you haven't read that yet.

And the whole:

  • Superman: Brainaic
  • New Krypton 1-4
  • Last Stand of new Krypton 1-2
  • War of the Supermen

but that's a lot to read, I enjoyed the whole thing though.

#22 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by patrat18 (9761 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio

@patrat18 said:

@monsterstomp said:

@allstarsuperman: Cheers. I'll take note of those.

Are you new? :o

Never really followed Superman intently. I know enough to put up arguments for him though. I prefer street levellers. But I'm really looking into powerhouses again.

#25 Edited by patrat18 (9761 posts) - - Show Bio

@patrat18 said:

@monsterstomp said:

@allstarsuperman: Cheers. I'll take note of those.

Are you new? :o

Never really followed Superman intently. I know enough to put up arguments for him though. I prefer street levellers. But I'm really looking into powerhouses again.

No lol. I was saying that because of your new avatar.

#26 Posted by MonsterStomp (17915 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, main influences I see for Man of Steel are rooted from Birthright and Last Son. I can see how Earth One makes an impression though.

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#29 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21850 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: You missed to suggest Grounded. Nyahahahahahahahahahahaha!

well, actually I read the first volume and its not that bad, theres just very little action.

#30 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3118 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say a couple of sources. The main three that comes to mind is Birthright, Earth One, and All Star Superman.

#31 Posted by CreepyB4by (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@monsterstomp: Yeah, man, I didn't see them in here, but check out the Batman/Superman Series, there is Absolute Power, Supergirl, Torment and my fav, Public Enemies. They even based a animated movie after Public Enemies and almost recreated it shot for shot. Those books are pretty incredible and the artwork is just out of this world on Public Enemies in particular. Really great stuff.

#32 Edited by Frozen (13220 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, main influences I see for Man of Steel are rooted from Birthright and Last Son. I can see how Earth One makes an impression though.

MOS Superman was just Bryne's Superman.

#33 Posted by jphulk26 (1332 posts) - - Show Bio

@limbobot said:

Expect the book is way worse than the movie. which is just sad.

you´re nuts. don´t know what book you read or what film you saw MOS sucks. Earth One, superman was actually a character. get some taste.

#34 Posted by SanoHibiki (1521 posts) - - Show Bio

I recognized a couple of things from All-Star, through mostly MOS gets its inspiration from Superman Earth One and Birthright IMO.

#35 Edited by W3BST3R (287 posts) - - Show Bio

The plot of the film is pretty much E1. I don't like it that much, more of a Birthright fan. In E1 Supes takes a couple robots out, but waits until Jimmy's about to get himself killed spouting out idiocy (exactly what truth are you dying for, Jimmy?) or as I've heard someone else say 'he kinda stood around till he was really feeling it'.

Me personally, I wish MOS had taken a tiny bit more inspiration from Birthright. I wish they'd used the scene where the life support in Kal's rocket starts failing. I loved that he almost didn't make it and it's intercut with him trying to catch a bullet. And the parts where he travels the world, they were more interesting than the movie version. The only thing E1 really has is the alien invasion angle, which Goyer lifted and made the villain Zod as to make for a better story.

#36 Posted by kilowog52 (494 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought both volumes of Superman: Earth One were pretty dang awful. However, I'm not a fan of OGN's in general because they're inevitably shorter than a six-issue story arc and therefore cannot contain much story. However, I thought Geoff Johns' Batman: Earth One was very good. I'm gonna give future Earth One books a shot but both of the Superman ones so far just aren't for me. I thought the Man of Steel movie was amazing though.

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