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SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #4

(W) Max Landis (A) Jae Lee (CA) Ryan Sook

Clark travels to Metropolis for the Cerberus Summit, a rare meeting between three of the world's most prominent young chiefs of industry: Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen, and the enigmatic Bruce Wayne. Landing an exclusive interview with any of the three would all but guarantee Clark a prestigious internship with the Daily Planet...but Clark runs into some unexpected competition when he meets another college journalist named Lois Lane.

Item Code: DEC150258In Shops: 2/17/2016SRP: $3.99

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#1 Posted by Superior_Nobody (1461 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to read this so badly.

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#2 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks Good

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#3 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (9344 posts) - - Show Bio

Been loving this run!

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#4 Posted by Figgs216 (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone tell me if this series has been good or not I've heard of the writer but is this written well

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#5 Posted by Farkam (12036 posts) - - Show Bio

i luvvv jae lee

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#7 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (3301 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to read this so badly.

Been reading the issues at my local comic shop and in my opinion it's one of the best origins/elseworld's the character has ever had.

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#8 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (24646 posts) - - Show Bio

That obvious Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely reference...

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#9 Posted by Superior_Nobody (1461 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Edited by BR_Havoc (1756 posts) - - Show Bio

@figgs216: So far its a great modern retelling of Superman's life story. Landis really understands Clark something many writers have trouble with.

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#11 Posted by SynCig (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

This series has been absolutely wonderful. Max's love for the character really comes through. If this keeps up, it may go down as one of my favorite Superman/Clark Kent stories ever.

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#12 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (24646 posts) - - Show Bio

@superior_nobody: "Train now arriving. Morrison Boulevard and Quitely Street". Check out the second page.

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#13 Posted by Kid_jakeriv (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@superior_nobody said:

I want to read this so badly.

Been reading the issues at my local comic shop and in my opinion it's one of the best origins/elseworld's the character has ever had.

This isn't an elseword's. It's New 52 Superman's origins.

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#14 Posted by Superior_Nobody (1461 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid_jakeriv:

This is an Elseworlds. In the first issue we see young Clark flying but in the new 52 Clark couldn't fly until he became an adult.

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#15 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Not liking the art... or that variant cover. Story sounds it should be interesting though.

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#16 Edited by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

@nathaniel_christopher said:
@superior_nobody said:

I want to read this so badly.

Been reading the issues at my local comic shop and in my opinion it's one of the best origins/elseworld's the character has ever had.

This isn't an elseword's. It's New 52 Superman's origins.

Where did you read that? I've seen nothing stating this is new 52 orgin and as Superior_Nobody pointed out, there's contradictions with this and new 52 Superman.

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#17 Posted by Kid_jakeriv (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@superior_nobody: @theexile285: Max Landis stated himself in a Newsarama interview. I don't have the link right now, but if you just Google you'll find it.

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#18 Posted by SanoHibiki (3424 posts) - - Show Bio

For a while I was wary about this mini-series, cause Landis, while passionate about Superman, tends to go over-the-top. Thankfully, that didn’t happen.

Nice concept and interesting modern origin story of young Clark Kent.

P.S. Unexpectedly even for myself, I like Jae Lee’s art very much.

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#19 Posted by linsanel_Doctor (8630 posts) - - Show Bio

the last one was pretty good...

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#20 Posted by deathfalcon182 (308 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid_jakeriv: here his parents are alive, in new 52 they're dead. Besides DC doesn't have balls to flat out replace something Morrison worked on.

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#21 Edited by entropy_aegis (20855 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty cool issue though a little heavy handed at parts,I liked it.

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#22 Posted by NightFang3 (12363 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathfalcon182: What are you talking about? They replace almost everything Morrison, Moore and all the other writers you can think of when they rebooted and at this point DC doesn't care about continuity.

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#23 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (3301 posts) - - Show Bio

@nathaniel_christopher said:
@superior_nobody said:

I want to read this so badly.

Been reading the issues at my local comic shop and in my opinion it's one of the best origins/elseworld's the character has ever had.

This isn't an elseword's. It's New 52 Superman's origins.

http://www.newsarama.com/25132-max-landis-returns-to-dc-with-superman-american-alien.html

Not finding anything that implies this series is canon.

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#24 Posted by Kid_jakeriv (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@nathaniel_christopher: Yeah, I was on just there to check. I didn't see it. Looks like a mistake on my part, sorry.

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#25 Posted by DonFelipe (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid_jakeriv said:
@nathaniel_christopher said:
@superior_nobody said:

I want to read this so badly.

Been reading the issues at my local comic shop and in my opinion it's one of the best origins/elseworld's the character has ever had.

This isn't an elseword's. It's New 52 Superman's origins.

http://www.newsarama.com/25132-max-landis-returns-to-dc-with-superman-american-alien.html

Not finding anything that implies this series is canon.

It is not meant to be canon and these stories certainly don't feel like they'd be in continuity with anything. It doesn't mean these are Elseworld stories either. American Alien is about regular Clark Kent who will be regular Superman one day and perhaps we'll still see it happening (final issue?).

What Landis said a while ago is American Alien would be more about personality than secret identity and that's exactly what it is up to this point and that's why there isn't a connection to anything that's going on in the ongoing series.

American Alien are seven one-shots and each one picks a certain period of time in the life of Clark Kent showing how Clark is handling a particular situation. Nothing less, nothing more.

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#27 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

This series is so good!

Thank you Max Landis!

ANd Jae Lee art!!!!

~MiB

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#28 Posted by thatguywithheadphones (19859 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait.

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#29 Posted by BappyRonChantin (2772 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard good things about this series. Gonna pick this up for sure.