Comic books stories have always been a wealth of inspiration for Superman TV shows and films, and while we’ve known that “All-Star Superman” appears to have been a story director James Gunn has looked towards for the upcoming film “Superman: Legacy”. However, Gunn revealed on Twitter today that “Superman For All Seasons” has also been a “huge influence” on the new movie.
“Just received this stunningly gorgeous Absolute edition of Superman for All Seasons, one of my favorite Superman stories & a huge influence on Legacy (& a strangely perfect bookend with All-Star Superman). The late, great Tim Sale’s artwork & Bjarne Hansen’s watercolor work have never looked better – nor have Clark & Ma & Pa. Jeph Loeb’s elegant, confident story still sings.”
Written by Jeph Loeb, with art by Tim Sale, “Superman For All Seasons” is a brilliant coming-of-age tale following the experiences and adventures that turn a country boy into the world’s greatest hero.
Told through the course of four seasons in the Man of Steel’s adolescent life, this collection illustrates that it is the person, not the powers, that makes Superman a hero.
The catalyst for the “Smallville” television program, “Superman For All Seasons” is emotional and insightful, humanizing the alien from another planet so that he is not only realistic but also relatable. It also features in-depth characterizations of Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane and the Kents.
Absolute Superman for All Seasons collects Superman for All Seasons #1-4, Superman/Batman #26, Superman/Batman: Secret Files #1, and the Superman story from Solo #1 in stunning absolute format.
“Superman: Legacy”, which will star David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.