I was a Batman Girl, growing up. But lately, Superman has my heart.
It probably began when I saw Superman Returns last summer. Some of my guy friends were all grumbly, but I was really excited about it being so Chick Flick-y with all the Lois Lane stuff.
A few months ago, as a special treat, I got myself the boxed set of the Superman movies, with Christopher Reeve.
Once again, I was fascinated, especially in Superman II, with the relationship between Superman/Clark Kent/Lois Lane. That moment when he gives up his powers to be with Lois and Lois overheard it and let him do it. It blew my mind. It was clear I needed to get reading to understand the heart and soul of what made this relationship between the Man of Steel and this sassy girl reporter tick!
I got a bunch of suggestions from friends and have been voraciously reading.
I’ve really enjoyed some recent issues of Kurt Busiek’s Action Comics – most specifically – Last Son
–Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen
–Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
–Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid
–and Grant Morrison’s All Star Superman.
I even made my dad read it when he was here visiting last week for my book launches. And I’m wanting to read more! more! more!
So, please, enable my Superman crush! And bring on the Superman must reads to complete my education!