Superman Poster #24 FRAMED All Star Superman #10 (2008) Frank Quitely


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In “All-Star Superman” #10, Morrison reveals that the Earth of Friedrich Nietzsche and Joe Shuster, the Earth fascinated by the notion of a “Superman,” is part of a Superman experiment called “Earth Q.” Superman wishes to study a “world without Superman,” and therefore, he infuses a “promising speck of grit” with solar energy, giving birth to a miniature solar system, out of which evolves Earth as we know it. Morrison thus posits a new cosmology, which places our reality inside the reality of the fictional DC Universe. Morrison’s shadow doesn’t hover over his fictional characters, as it did in “Animal Man”. Here, the mythic shadow of the great Superman hovers over us all, and like the puppets from Plato’s “Parable of the Cave,” our traditional concept of Superman is but an imperfect representation of the ideal. For a much-ballyhooed twelve-issue series that DC claimed would “strip down the Man of Steel to his timeless, essential elements,” the publisher turned to three individuals with big-time fanboy bona fires: veteran character re-vamper, writer Grant Morrison, his fellow Glaswegian, penciller Frank Quitely (a fan favorite from his work on JLA: Earth 2 and The Authority), and book-jacket-design rock star Chip Kidd, who supplied the series’ eye-catching futuristic logo. “What an honor to design the logo/cover treatment for this series. I’m primarily a Batman fan, but I’m also a fan of great super-hero comics, period, and I do think this will go down as one of the greatest. In this single issue, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely distill in twenty-two pages why Superman is a great character and what that says about humanity’s potential. The cover image is iconic in its depiction of Superman’s relationship to Earth and takes on greater meaning once you’ve read the story.” “In designing the masthead, I wanted to pay homage to the classic Superman logo while also providing a clean, streamlined scheme that implies skyward motion. What makes this work are the extremes- the relatively huge ‘S’ to the ‘N’ and the thrust of perspective from the one to the other. The logo is saying ‘Up, up, and away!'”-Chip Kidd. All-Star Superman is a twelve-issue comic book series featuring Superman that ran from November 2005 to October 2008. The series was written by Grant Morrison, drawn by Frank Quitely, digitally inked by Jamie Grant and published by DC Comics. DC claimed that this series would “strip down the Man of Steel to his timeless, essential elements”. The series was the second to be launched in 2005 under DC’s All-Star imprint, the first being All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder. These series are attempts by DC to allow major comics creators a chance to tell stories showcasing these characters without being restricted by DC Universe continuity. Grant Morrison’s approach to writing this series was to make the reading as universal as possible. He stated that he wasn’t interested in “re-doing origin stories or unpacking classic narratives” but instead wanted to do “a total update, rehaul and refit”. However, rather than just creating a “fresh and relevant” update for new readers, Morrison wanted to write a “collection of ‘timeless’ Superman issues”. The origins of this lie in a revamp of Superman, Superman Now, which began when Morrison and editor Dan Raspler were unsuccessfully brainstorming ideas for a new take on the character outside the San Diego Comic Con, when they had a “shamanic” encounter with a man dressed as Superman which helped spark the creative process and inspired the cover to the first issue. Morrison states in an interview: “He was perched with one knee drawn up, chin resting on his arms. He looked totally relaxed… and I suddenly realized this was how Superman would sit. He wouldn’t puff out his chest or posture heroically, he would be totally chilled. If nothing can hurt you, you can afford to be cool. A man like Superman would never have to tense against the cold; never have to flinch in the face of a blow. He would be completely laid back, un-tense. With this image of Superman relaxing on a cloud looking out for us all in my head, I rushed back to my hotel room and filled dozens of pages of my notebook with notes and drawings.” In his writing of the character Superman, Morrison identifies different aspects of his personality, stating, “‘Superman’ is an act. ‘Clark Kent’ in Metropolis is also an act. There are actually two Kents, at least – one is a disguise, a bumbling, awkward mask for Superman. The other is the confident, strong, good-hearted Clark Kent who was raised by his surrogate Ma and Pa in Kansas and knows how to drive a tractor. I think he’s the most ‘real’ of all.” Vincent Deighan (born 1968), better known by the pen name Frank Quitely, is a Scottish comic book artist. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Grant Morrison on titles such as New X-Men, We3, All-Star Superman, and Batman and Robin, as well as his work with Mark Millar on The Authority and Jupiter’s Legacy. 2000 saw Quitely and Morrison collaborate on JLA: Earth 2. Once again, the graphic novel was met with a hugely positive critical response, and later that year Quitely took over from Bryan Hitch as artist on The Authority, with Mark Millar as writer. This run proved to be highly controversial, and Quitely’s art suffered censorship by DC due mainly to the violent content of Millar’s stories. Quitely left The Authority to draw New X-Men. In December 2004, Quitely signed to a two-year exclusive contract with DC Comics, where he illustrated All-Star Superman. The twelve issue series, yet another collaboration with Morrison, began publication in November 2005, and once again attracted near-unanimous praise. Quitely and Morrison’s work on the series won them the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2006, with Quitely collecting another nomination for Best Penciller/Inker. The series also won Best Continuing Series in 2007 and 2009.


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