Superior

Superior

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Simon Pooni was a normal kid with a great life, until multiple sclerosis hit. He lost the ability to walk, went blind in one eye and sometimes could barely speak. Every night, Simon would pray that his disease would somehow go away. "Somehow" turned out to be a magic monkey named Orman, who granted Simon one wish. And the 12-year-old boy stood transformed into a real-life version of legendary comic-book hero Superior. Simon spent one glorious week saving those in need, averting natural disasters - becoming the mostbeloved man on the planet. But Orman ominously cautioned Simon all would be explained in one week. Will Simon be forced to go back to life in a wheelchair after being the world's greatest hero? Faced with adversity, will he prove himself to truly be...Superior?

COLLECTING: Superior 1-7

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534308084
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,224,369
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

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Superior 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
12-year-old Simon Pooni is a normal decent kid who loved playing basketball and hanging out with his friends, until an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis took that away from him, leaving him in a wheelchair and blind in one eye. He is left with his loving parents, one stalwart friend, and a burning desperation to escape his ravaged body.One day a talking monkey, Ormon, appears and offers him his fondest wish. He will return in one week to explain things. Suddenly Simon is Superior, a Superman knock-off who is currently winding down a 5-movie arc at the theaters. In that week, Superior enthralls and inspires the people of Earth, giving hope and courage where both were in short supply. And Simon is loving this life. There's even a "Lois Lane" type reporter for, if not a love interest, at least someone who can help him connect with the vulnerable boy inside Superior when Ormon returns, takes back what he gave, and introduces himself as a low-level demon who hasn't successfully bartered for a soul in 500 years - and that is the price of Simon's remaining a world-beloved superhero. This is a well-done take on a tried-and-true storyline. I think the loophole at the end that saves Simon is a bit of unbelievable chicanery - and yes, I'm aware how silly it sounds to call something unbelievable in a story about monkey demons bartering for souls. But that's a minor quibble in a very satisfying tale by the author of "Kick-Ass".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Superman but like "out of the box" stories then you will love superior. Most Mark Millar graphic novels are jam packed with gore, foul language, senseless violence and situations that you wouldn't expect to see in a fairly mainstream comic. This graphic novel though is where Millar breaks the mold. While retaining the quirkiness and realism that Millar uses in his stories, its also an inspiring story that has a great plot, pages of blockbuster action and a fantastic ending that will make you want to read it over and over and have you cheering for the hero everytime. I highly recommend superior, even if you don't like superhero comics.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Mark Millar sometimes gets a bad rap as someone who writes comics just to get them optioned to Hollywood. My opinion on that is so what. If they are all this good it doesn’t matter. Superior started off as a pretty clichéd Superman riff (as intended) but ended up as so much more. It was heartfelt and clever. The dialogue was current without trying to hard. The art by Leinil Francis Yu was spectacular. I thought he was an odd choice at first but it actually made perfect sense. Overall, a great book!
Billy_Dieli More than 1 year ago
The story was engaging and entertaining. The illustrator did amazing work. Mark Millar never disappoints if you are a fan of any of his books do not skip this one.