An Unconventional Superman Tale: Why Kurt Busiek’s 2004 Series Is Still One of the Best

So, basically, Superboy Prime, except he’s not an asshole and didn’t turn evil? Sounds awesome. ^_^

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I first read Kurt Busiek’s and Stuart Immonen’s Superman: Secret Identity when it was released back in 2004 – yes, I am aware this dates me, but the longevity of my readership loyalty and immersion within the confines of this wonderful medium is, I promise, relevant (more on this in a bit). It was a pretty terrific year for the industry. Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man was in its third year of publication and J. Michael Straczynski had just released his inaugural issue of Strange, which in my humble opinion is quite possibly one of the best – if not the best – Doctor Strange stories ever written. I had read the solicitation summation for Busiek’s upcoming miniseries in an issue of Comic Shop News a few months prior. It was an altogether alternate take on the Superman mythos, but with one small…

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