The award-winning team of Grant Morrison (All Star Superman) and Rags Morales (Identity Crisis) bring you a bold new take on the origin of the Man of Steel and his place in a world that has yet to be introduced to superheroes.
This is the Man of Steel as you've never seen him before! After moving to Metropolis to start a new life following the loss of his adoptive parents, Clark Kent soon finds that he is more alone than he ever knew. Alone but hopeful, he dons a t-shirt with a giant S and begins his career as one of the greatest heroes this or any other world has ever seen. Grant Morrison brings Superman back to his Golden Age roots in spectacular fashion as a socialist avenger who preys upon corrupt social figures and stands as a champion of the oppressed. Featuring appearances by a slew of classic villains facing a younger inexperienced Superman who is still unsure of his place as Metropolis' one true savior. The DC Essential Edition series of graphic novels highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer featuring comics' greatest characters. These trade paperback editions focus on the easiest entry points DC has in its vast library, with seminal, groundbreaking tales that transcend the printed page. Start with the Essentials. Collects Action Comics #1-18