This beautifully illustrated (by Teddy Kristiansen) semi-autobiographical graphic novel captures the struggle of the author to take on the assignment as the newest chronicler of the adventures of Superman. This once-in-a lifetime opportunity evokes the memory of his first encounter with the man of steel--as a young boy reading his Superman comic book in a hospital waiting room as his grandmother lies dying of Huntington's disease.


Seagle deftly moves back and forth between the worlds of comic book writer and family member with potentially deadly inherited disease. He challenges the one-dimensional heroic sense of Superman, pointing out his alien nature and his need to keep aspects of his identity secret--traits that the author shares with him. A saccharine-sweet ending is the only detracting element to an otherwise unique and intriguing illustrated story adventure.


DC Comics

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New York



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