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:
- Bookend: 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.
- 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.
- 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◊.
- Thematic Series: A DC icon, by Loeb and Sale, in a story that ties into the post-Crisis origin story and uses a yearly cycle for the issues? It certainly has thematic similarities to The Long Halloween.