Comics Worth Reading is where I highlight a series, graphic novel, or single comic issue that I feel is so good, it must be read by every comic fan. This week I’m going to talk about the modern classic All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.
By now most of you regular comic book readers have heard about All Star Superman, but I’m sure there are plenty out there who are unaware of this series. It’s been published, republished, repackaged and re-released in many formats. You can hunt down the original 12 magazine versions, buy the trade paperbacks, or break your bank on the massive Absolute hardback gigantic version for around $100 (I managed to snag this version for half price years ago when it first came out, thanks to a now defunct discount website called Thwipster). Warner Bros even adapted it into an animated movie that was released on Blu-ray and Netflix. Why is this series so popular? Why after six years since its first release is this series frequently re-released, mentioned and referred to?
There’s a very simple reason: it’s Superman at his finest.