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◊.