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Superman Through the Ages! => Site Updates! => Topic started by: Great Rao on February 03, 2006, 08:34:25 PM

Title: "The KEY"
Post by: Great Rao on February 03, 2006, 08:34:25 PM
Here's a seven page excerpt ( from All-Star Superman #2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

For those who are concerned about such things, note that this excerpt contains spoilers for All-Star Superman issue number 1 and, of course, number 2.  Both of these issues are currently on sale (


Title: Re: "The KEY"
Post by: Klar Ken T5477 on February 09, 2006, 07:30:21 AM
Quiteleys pencils are being offered for sale at

 Its amazing just how much the colorist did on the book!


Title: Re: "The KEY"
Post by: MatterEaterLad on February 09, 2006, 11:49:51 AM
It really IS a new era of comics with colorists being much more important....that's cool, not sure I like it, but I'm old and crusty... 8)

Title: Re: "The KEY"
Post by: Klar Ken T5477 on February 09, 2006, 01:11:16 PM
Kenzo. youre a clown? ;)

I had posted other pages previously but realized they were major spoiler-iffic, and opted for the cover image.

Title: Re: "The KEY"
Post by: Vic George 2K6 on July 27, 2006, 07:58:28 AM
The idea of Superman having a key to his Fortress of Solitude that's no bigger than an ordinary key, yet is so deceptively heavy that only Superman is able to carry it around, makes me think of the character Jesse Dart from the Japanese show Space Keteers of the Force Five cartoon series with his similarly deceptive "astrobat" quarterstaff weapon.  Still, it makes a whole lot more sense than that ridiculous giant key the pre-Crisis Superman of Earth-1 used, which makes very little sense to me of why he would have such a key for that size of a door.

Title: Re: "The KEY"
Post by: Uncle Mxy on July 28, 2006, 09:36:00 PM
And what if he has to get to the Fortress because he lost his powers...?

Superman needs a better identity management solution, I tellya!

Hmm...  I have an idea here.  Why not a challenge / response system, where an interesting automaton asks a random question that "only" Superman could answer.  The questions would be different each time, and wouldn't always be  about memories, but his personality.  So, his mind being messed with would generally prevent entrance.  The Q and A could be deeply profound or silly, depending on what the writer wanted to do.