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Superman Returns: Strange Visitor

Superman Returns: Strange Visitor

Writer: Louise Simonson

Published by: Little, Brown, and Company (June 2006)

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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PROLOGUE:
Superman's dead skin cells and hair DNA from a recent crime scene are retrieved by a mysterious organization called Cadmus. Anti-Superman devices are being produced should Superman ever turn against humans.

ONE:
Superman rescues Lois from a department store fire. Lois and Clark try to score points with Perry story hunting.

TWO:
A scientist at Cadmus has leaked data to the Daily Planet that there is a distress signal coming from outer space... could it really be from Krypton? Lois decides it best to keep this information to herself.

THREE:
Lois heads to Cadmus to interview the scientist and while she does so a meteor shower thunders down and Superman tries to stop it.

FOUR:
Superman arrives at Cadmus to rescue the staff from stray meteors. He encounters a Dr Vale who decides he'd rather die in wreckage than accept help from a 'monster'

FIVE:
Superman begins to question the public's perception of him and why if TRUTH & JUSTICE are his fundamental rules why he persists being Clark and lying about what he truly is. Also as Clark he is Lois' friend as Superman he is a prospective boyfriend...

SIX:
Dr Vale survived the meteor storm strike and has become a deadly threat. Cadmus has been rebuilt almost immediately and Lois meets with the scientist. The signal from Krypton is still a mystery... Using DNA & Nanotechnology, Cadmus and Dr Vale have a deadly creation in the works.

SEVEN:
Superman is worried that people perceive him as some kind of alien monster, meanwhile Lois is kidnapped by a monster of her own...

EIGHT:
Superman to the rescue!

NINE:
Superman ponders his next move firstly by talking to his Earth mother then his Kryptonian father...

TEN:
Lois tracks the monster and tricks him into helping her...

ELEVEN:
Dr Vale's evil plot is revealed.

TWELVE:
Superman arrives and trouble escalates!

THIRTEEN:
The monster, Lois and Superman take on Dr Vale with horrific results...

FOURTEEN:
After the past events Clark has no option but to quit the Daily Planet and abandons his friends...

EPILOGUE:
An uncomfortable end between Lois & Superman and an introduction for a beginning...

TO BE CONTINUED IN SUPERMAN RETURNS!

5Story - 5: OK essentially this is a 'junior' story HOWEVER it gives more depth to the movie and enhances the plot of the film ten times over! If you plan on seeing the movie - READ THIS FIRST.

I can't stress it enough! It's a fun read that introduces new elements into the 'Movie' universe. The follow-through to the movies loose threads is very accurate and it's just a shame this wasn't released as a more thorough novel.

Sorry that the review is vague but trust me you'll enjoy it more if you pick up the book!


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