Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
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Rating - 5 (out of 5): Great story progression. We got to see a commercial showing the juice that is being sold to the masses. It's pretty funny, too. It's like a Mentos and Sunny D commercial rolled into one.
I figure Green Beetle will be leaving soon but I hope he's on the show for a while. He's the only one that understands what Jaime is going through.
The highlight of this episode for me was the scene in which Artemis and Miss Martian are finally able to get through to Aqualad within his own mind. I feel bad that he was on the wrong end of M'Gann's anger. A close second was Superboy reprimanding Nightwing for his schemes involving the old team going covert and the ramifications. Nightwing had nothing to say because even he knew that his calculations weren't perfect. The human (or alien in this case) was too unpredictable. I'm actually surprised they didn't tell her. Considering her strong emotions nearly destroyed them all once before, might have been a good idea to not keep her in the dark. Then again she was so unpredictable on their final mission before the 5 year jump forward.
The only low point was Psimon. Does this guy just work for everyone now? Seems like someone of his power would operate on his own and wouldn't be doing anyone any favors unless by force. On that note, where did Deathstroke come from? I know the guy is an assassin that is a bit more of a loner. Yet here it was like he worked for Manta. I'm assuming the writers didn't have time to explain that one too much. Still cool to see him, though.
We are finally on track and it feels good. The story is progressing well and the characters are progressing well. Let's keep this up.