Superman by J. Michael Straczynski
Grounded Vol. 1

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After the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way. “Grounded” begins as Superman visits Philadelphia – on foot – then continues in a small town in Ohio where, as in many towns, a number of its residents are from other places. But when The Man of Steel discovers that there are also a number of residents secretly from other worlds, he unravels a mystery that may have grave consequences for Earth.
 

About J. Michael Straczynski

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J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI is a writer and television producer who has worked in a variety of media, including comics, novels, TV, film, and radio dramas. He is perhaps most known as the creator and showrunner of the Babylon 5 TV series, and its spin-off Crusade. He was also the creator of Jeremiah for Showtime. Straczynski has written numerous film scripts, including Changeling starring Angelina Jolie, which was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. His comics work includes Rising Stars for Top Cow/Image, The Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power and Thor for Marvel, and now SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN for DC Comics. He is also the author of the SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE graphic novel.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by DC Comics. 168 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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This sequel to the bestselling first volume is intended as a sort of “Superman 101,” a graphic novel meant for someone who hasn’t extensively read comics before.

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But this reader still couldn’t help comparing Earth One to Superman — The Movie: much good honest dramatic work done in the service of too much dumb material (the movie’s Lex Luthor as would-be land baron, this book’s portrayal of Superman as costumed avenger).

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Examiner

While he may be trying to show the more human side of Superman, it comes off feeling like you’re watching Superman going through a midlife crisis filled with depression and self doubt;

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Examiner

Superman: Earth One Volume Two continues the reimagined story of Clark Kent and his new life as reporter at the Daily Planet and as Superman.

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Examiner

When fanboys heard that Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynski and rising star artist Shane Davis would be collaborating on a modern retelling of Superman's origin as part of DC Comics' new graphic novel line, Earth One, they were immediately hyped.

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Examiner

Instead of just Superman flying around and fighting heroes, here we are giving a man who has no idea what to do with his life yet is given little choice.

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SciFiNow

We’ve seen Grant Morrison put him in jeans as the people’s hero to flawed effect with his Actions Comics run, and two years ago, J Michael Straczynski portrayed Superman as an extraordinary kid moving to a real city in Earth One’s opening volume – they’re two well-produced efforts to break fresh ...

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Alternative Magazine Online

Superman: Earth One is a graphic novel written by J.

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The Trades

If there's one thing we can learn right away from seeing Superman: Earth One, Volume Two it is that there is, indeed, an intention on DC Comics' part to serialize these hardcover adventures -- which means a potential Batman: Earth One, Volume Two, and perhaps even a Justice League: Earth One (or ...

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