History ComicBook / ForTheManWhoHasEverything

9th Feb '16 9:39:54 AM HeraldAlberich
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As a single-issue story, this is a short work and should be emphasized with quotes rather than italics.
''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
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''For "For the Man Who Has Everything'' Everything" is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
8th Feb '16 4:41:51 PM MarkLungo
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''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in the 2015 ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series.
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''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in the 2015 ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series. ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
8th Feb '16 3:24:35 AM Tuomas
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The idea that Moore approved of the animated adaptation is a myth. Moore has never publically stated that he liked it. See here for details: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2016/02/05/comic-book-legends-revealed-561/3
''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in the 2015 ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series.
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''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in the 2015 ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series.

As stated above, the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode is reportedly the only official adaptation of Alan Moore's work which Moore himself likes[[note]]The only other adaption he reportedly likes, official or otherwise, is Creator/HarryPartridge's AffectionateParody [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w&ob=av3e "Saturday Morning Watchmen"]][[/note]]. This is most likely because the show’s staff asked him for permission to adapt it and stayed true to the story's spirit while putting their own spin on most of the big plot beats (such as how the Black Mercy dream works). Moore is notorious for [[DisownedAdaptation asking to have his name removed from the credits of adaptations of his work]], but his name does appears in the credits for this episode.
2nd Feb '16 7:14:46 AM Pren
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''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.
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''For the Man Who Has Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes. \n It also received a live action (and far looser) adaptation in the 2015 ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series.
31st Jan '16 1:04:21 PM Aspie
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On February 8, 2016, ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' will adapt the plot of this story in the episode "For The Girl Who Has Everything."
31st Jan '16 1:03:55 PM Aspie
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On February 8, 2016, ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' will adapt the plot of this story in the episode "For The Girl Who Has Everything."
5th Jan '16 2:45:44 PM MrDeath
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In both versions, it's implied at the end that Mongul is perfectly content with the fantasy of bloody conquest the Black Mercy is giving him. Whereas Superman is able to break free because, being a hero, he was able to comprehend ''something wrong'' with the fantasy he was given.
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In both versions, it's implied at the end that Mongul is perfectly content with the fantasy of bloody conquest the Black Mercy is giving him. Whereas Superman is able to break free because, being a hero, he was able to comprehend ''something wrong'' with the fantasy he was given. It also shows in that when asked, Mongul speculates that Superman is living out a fantasy of conquest.
25th Dec '15 4:45:51 PM nombretomado
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The story works around the idea of TheFinalTemptation: Superman's mind is trapped in an illusion [[HappilyEverAfter of him living a happy life]] on an intact [[DoomedHometown Krypton]]. In the illusion, he's married to a former actress and has a large, loving family. However, Krypton is shown to have changed since the time it would have been destroyed, turning from the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas idyllic representations]] in the {{Canon}} to [[TheEighties a dystopia teetering on social collapse]]. Amongst other things, Kara is in the hospital after being assaulted by a anti-PhantomZone protester. Further compounding the problem is Kal-El's estrangement from his father, [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El]]; while the latter was often portrayed as a heroic visionary in the SilverAge, this Jor-El is a bitter shell who turned to [[StrawCharacter radical reactionary politics]] after [[CryingWolf wrongly predicting]] Krypton's self-destruction (his wife [[MissingMom dying]] of cancer might have something to do with it, too).
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The story works around the idea of TheFinalTemptation: Superman's mind is trapped in an illusion [[HappilyEverAfter of him living a happy life]] on an intact [[DoomedHometown Krypton]]. In the illusion, he's married to a former actress and has a large, loving family. However, Krypton is shown to have changed since the time it would have been destroyed, turning from the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas idyllic representations]] in the {{Canon}} to [[TheEighties a dystopia teetering on social collapse]]. Amongst other things, Kara is in the hospital after being assaulted by a anti-PhantomZone protester. Further compounding the problem is Kal-El's estrangement from his father, [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El]]; while the latter was often portrayed as a heroic visionary in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, this Jor-El is a bitter shell who turned to [[StrawCharacter radical reactionary politics]] after [[CryingWolf wrongly predicting]] Krypton's self-destruction (his wife [[MissingMom dying]] of cancer might have something to do with it, too).
25th Nov '15 9:38:18 AM dsneybuf
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/superman_burn.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:RedEyesTakeWarning, Mongul.]]
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21st Sep '15 4:43:46 PM StFan
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'''''For the Man Who Has Everything''''' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.
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'''''For ''For the Man Who Has Everything''''' Everything'' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.

'''''For the Man Who Has Everything''''' is a classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story by Creator/AlanMoore and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dave Gibbons]]; it was published in ''Superman Annual'' #11 (1985). it is widely considered one of the best ''Superman'' stories of all time (if not ''the'' best), as well as one of the best single-issue comic book stories ever published. [[PragmaticAdaptation The story was later adapted]] into a [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything popular episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', which is believed to be the ''only'' official adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.

!!''For the Man Who Has Everything'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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!!''For the Man Who Has Everything'' provides examples of the following tropes: !!Tropes:

* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: While Krypton is generally protrayed as a [[{{Utopia}} utopian]] society, the comic book version subverts this heavily. The fact that Kryptonian skies are a sinister red tone (due to Krypton [[ShownTheirWork orbiting a red sun]]) is the reader's first hint of the darkness of the illusion. Played straight in the JLU version.
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: While Krypton is generally protrayed portrayed as a [[{{Utopia}} utopian]] society, the comic book version subverts this heavily. The fact that Kryptonian skies are a sinister red tone (due to Krypton [[ShownTheirWork orbiting a red sun]]) is the reader's first hint of the darkness of the illusion. Played straight in the JLU version.

* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: While Krypton is generally protrayed as a [[{{Utopia}} utopian]] society, the comic book version subverts this heavily. The fact KickTheDog: General consensus seems to be that Kryptonian skies Mongul's sexist remarks are a sinister red tone (due done ''just'' to Krypton [[ShownTheirWork orbiting be a red sun]]) is the reader's first hint of the darkness of the illusion. Played straight in the JLU version.prick.

** KickTheDog: General consensus seems to be that he's doing it ''just'' to be a prick.

-->'''Mongul:''' [[ThisCannotBe You... insufferable... little... speck... You HURT me.]] '''YOU!''' ''(pound)'' '''HURT!''' ''(pound)'' '''ME!'''
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-->'''Mongul:''' [[ThisCannotBe You... insufferable... little... speck... You HURT me.]] '''YOU!''' ''(pound)'' (''pound'') '''HURT!''' ''(pound)'' (''pound'') '''ME!'''

-->'''Superman:''' Mmmm. Why don't we do that more often? -->'''Wonder Woman:''' I don't know. [[LampshadeHanging Too predictable?]]
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-->'''Superman:''' Mmmm. Why don't we do that more often? -->'''Wonder often?\\ '''Wonder Woman:''' I don't know. [[LampshadeHanging Too predictable?]]

* UnstoppableRage: Superman when he wakes from his dream and realizes what Mongul's done to him.
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* UnstoppableRage: Superman when he wakes from his dream and realizes what Mongul's Mongul has done to him.
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