Tuesday, 5 February 2013
From Superman To Smallville
One post ago, I commented on an episode of the Smallville TV series. Smallville is derived from, very different from and of much higher quality than that original Superman story, which kind of proves the point about the significance of the latter.
The full potential of superheroes has not yet been realised although the fact of that potential is demonstrated by John Byrne's Man Of Steel mini-series, the Smallville TV series, Alan Moore's Watchmen and Marvelman, Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's The Ultimates, Tom Veitch's and Bryan Talbot's The Nazz, Garth Ennis' The Boys etc. This one page started all that.
Addendum, 6/2/13: One panel of Krypton, not yet named! Since then, Krypton has had a lot more coverage in the stories, has been twice visited by a time travelling Superman, has had other survivors including two entire cities, has gained a history, in fact alternative histories, has featured in a back up series, more than one mini-series and a novel and has appeared on cinema screens. That one panel is a metaphorical acorn.