Book Reviews - "Superman Returns" Titles
Superman Returns: Strange VisitorWriter: Louise Simonson
Published by: Little, Brown, and Company (June 2006)
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
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.
Superman rescues Lois from a department store fire. Lois and Clark try to score points with Perry story hunting.
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.
Lois heads to Cadmus to interview the scientist and while she does so a meteor shower thunders down and Superman tries to stop it.
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'
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...
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.
Superman is worried that people perceive him as some kind of alien monster, meanwhile Lois is kidnapped by a monster of her own...
Superman to the rescue!
Superman ponders his next move firstly by talking to his Earth mother then his Kryptonian father...
Lois tracks the monster and tricks him into helping her...
Dr Vale's evil plot is revealed.
Superman arrives and trouble escalates!
The monster, Lois and Superman take on Dr Vale with horrific results...
After the past events Clark has no option but to quit the Daily Planet and abandons his friends...
An uncomfortable end between Lois & Superman and an introduction for a beginning...
TO BE CONTINUED IN SUPERMAN RETURNS!
Story - 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!
Book ReviewsComic Book Novelizations:
- The Gospel According to the World's Greatest Superhero
- The Man From Krypton
- The Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes - Volume 3: Superman
- Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway
- Beyond Lois Lane
- The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
- Superman vs. Hollywood
- Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
- Flights of Fantasy: The Unauthorized but True Story of Radio & TV's Adventures of Superman by Michael J. Hayde
- Our Hero: Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven
- Superman On Earth: Reflections of a Fan by Gary D. Robinson
- DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book by Matthew Reinhart
- The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman by Vic Armstrong
- The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times
- Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye
- Superman is an Arab by Joumana Haddad
- Superman is Jewish? by Harry Brod
- 100 Things Superman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Joseph McCabe
- Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon by Ian Gordon
- DC: Women of Action by Shea Fontana
- Is Superman Circumcised?: The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero by Roy Schwartz
- Adapting Superman: Essays on the Transmedia Man of Steel by John Darowski (Editor)
- Superman: Last Son of Krypton
- Superman: Miracle Monday
- The Further Adventures of Superman
- It's Superman! by Tom De Haven
- DC Universe: Last Sons
- DC Universe: Trail of Time
- Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson
- Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson
- DC Super-Pets! by Picture Window Books
- Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop
- Dear Super-Villains by Michael Northrop
- Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond
- Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond
- Triple Threat (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond
- Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt De La Pena
- Super Sons: Escape to Landis by author Ridley Pearson and illustrator Ileana Gonzales
- House of El - Book One: Shadow Threat by author Claudia Gray and illustrator Eric Zawadzki
- House of El - Book Two: The Enemy Delusion by author Claudia Gray and illustrator Eric Zawadzki
- Smallville: Strange Visitors
- Smallville: Dragon
- Smallville: Hauntings
- Smallville: Whodunnit
- Smallville: Shadows
- Smallville: Silence
- Smallville: Curse
- Smallville: City
- Smallville: Arrival
- Smallville: See No Evil
- Smallville: Flight
- Smallville: Animal Rage
- Smallville: Speed
- Smallville: Buried Secrets
- Smallville: Greed
- Smallville: Temptation
- Smallville: Sparks
- JLA: Batman - The Stone King
- JLA: Wonder Woman - Mythos
- JLA: The Flash - Stop Motion
- JLA: JLA - Exterminators
- JLA: Green Lantern - Hero's Quest
- JLA: Superman - The Never-Ending Battle
- Superman Returns: Strange Visitor
- Superman Returns: Novelization
- Superman Returns: Coming Home
- Superman Returns: Earthquake in Metropolis!
- Superman Returns: I am Superman!
- Superman Returns: Be A Hero!
- Superman Returns: Thank You, Superman!
- Superman Returns: The Movie Storybook
- Superman Returns: The Visual Guide
- Superman Returns: The Official Movie Guide