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YMMV: All-Star Superman

For both:

  • Angst? What Angst?: Superman, upon learning that he's dying, merely proceeds to quietly put his affairs in order.
    • The same applies to Lex concerning his imminent execution. Though in his case, it's possible his escape was already planned.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Silver Age Superman probably remembers his dealing with The Incredible Hulk, which is why he replies, "They surrender" to the question, "What happens when the Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object." That's precisely what happened in that crossover.

For the comic:

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: An Epileptic Tree-ish one about Leo Quintum has become an almost essential part of the story's mythos on the internet after being pitched in an article by Cole Moore Odell. If you've finished the story, check it out.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Nastalathia Luthor, despite making only a few appearances.
  • Epileptic Trees: Many believe Leo Quintum is Lex Luthor, having travelled backward in time from after the end of the series where he briefly copied Superman's powers and Went Sane From The Revelation.
  • Faux Symbolism: The whole series is 12 issues and in those issues Superman's story is following a sun's path throughout the sky. By the middle of the series he's entering his "winter" phase and we finally see Metropolis at night. In the end of episode 5, Lex's sidekick and niece rows a boat with Clark out of the prison where Lex is. It is heavily based on the Greek conception of the dead being sailed to the underworld on the river Styx by Death.
  • Hype Backlash: When the introduction to volume two contains a promise that chapter ten proves Superman is cooler than God, well, this sort of hype has lead some fans to hold the story to an unreasonable standard.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Luthor as usual.
  • Magnum Opus: For both Superman and Grant Morrison.
  • Win BACK The Crowd: In the sense that the story allowed Morrison to use some of the concepts from his aborted Superman 2000 pitch and bring back his DC One Million continuity.

For the film:

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