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Comic Book: Superman For All Seasons
Superman for All Seasons is a 4-issue comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale, originally published by DC Comics in 1998. With a theme dealing with seasons, the artwork contains many influences from that of Norman Rockwell. The story also parallels the events from Superman's then-origin story John Byrne's The Man of Steel, though it can be read on its own.

Tropes associated with this work:

  • Art Evolution: Compared to other Superman works.
  • Being Good Sucks
  • Book End: The ending of the first issue has Superman saving a little boy from falling. He encounters the same boy at the end of the final one.
  • Clothes Make the Superman
  • Heroic BSOD: Supes goes through one of these after the events of the third issue and returns to Smallville for a while to clear his head.
  • Karma Houdini: Lex Luthor poisons the entire city of Metropolis and uses a woman, who has a zealous love of Superman, to cure it, which results in her death. All in an attempt to break him psychologically. And he gets away with it scot-free.
    • Except that chapter opened with a flashforward of him being arrested and sent to prison at some point after the events of the story, so not really.
      • That's actually a Continuity Nod to the events of The Man of Steel, which happened during its fourth issue and became Lex's ultimate driving point for bringing Superman down after through such humiliation.
  • P.O.V. Sequel: Each issue is told from the viewpoint of a different character. Specifically, Jonathan Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and Lana Lang.
  • Scenery Porn: they wanted to achieve Norman Rockwell -feel with Smallville locations. They pulled it off.
PlanetaryComics of the 1990sMarvel Comics 2
Superman Family AdventuresDC Comics SeriesSuperman: Red Son
The Man of SteelFranchise/SupermanThe Death of Superman

alternative title(s): Superman For All Seasons
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