I was going to start a thread for this! Honest! I will miss this series, too. I like this look at CK and not just because it uses so many ideas similar to ours. That's a hoot, sure, but also because the Kents have support. In this world Martha, or Jonathan for that matter, would never have to stand in a crowd as a stranger if he is hurt badly enough to be hospitalized. Someone would get her inside BEFORE Lois Lane shows up.
Flying around with goggles and Batman's cape, Clark starts aiding the law and has his first encounter as a superhero with Lex Luthor. Lex tells him he needs to start using his brain and stop making rash mistakes. I'm not sure what the lesson to be learned here is nor who is supposed to be learning something. Obviously, Lex is playing the brilliant criminal and thinks he is humiliating the flying good guy, but he's just showing that for all his intelligence- well, he's not as smart as he thinks he is.
Going back to this issue, Lois's encouragement is very much like TNAOS Lois's talk of hope in the same situation.
That's it. The last issue is here. I wish they had chosen a different artist to do the last story. Other than that, sorry but I don't like this guy's style even though he's the king of comic book artists right now, Landis gave us an ending that is almost perfect. I won't say too much but the Superman story falls into place nicely, with no drastic OOC behavior. (No killing, but a car smashing.) Lois Lane wasn't a major character throughout the stories, but her scene here has it all, it captures her personality and place in Clark's life perfectly, IMO. If you don't like reading comics, there are videos of the seven issues on YouTube.
Issue #1, and all remaining issues will play in order after this one if you have "autoplay" checked.
I hope all of the really disturbing accusations coming out about Max Landis don't affect this series, American Alien, too badly. I never liked him and I read these comics because they were Clark Kent oriented and I liked them because of that focus on CK and the influences he had that shaped Superman. I especially liked Lois Lane's love for him being so open and natural and not something she was ashamed of or afraid of or embarrassed by. There were obstacles but none were drenched in angst. There was angst, of course, but there were other issues, too, that I chose to overlook for the sake of the whole story. Landis's work is now being pulled and "second thought of" in the wake of the stories coming out about him (and his father.) I hope this series can escape the worst of it, because coming from the mind of someone who perpetrated such accusations, this Clark/Superman story still stands out. JMO, but I hope most Superman fans read this series and formed their opinions, pro or con, before all of the recent revelations about the author. OTOH, I understand now how this CK was able to walk away from Lana after the unfortunate accident she had and never be there for her or her family. Any other CK would have stayed a part of her life. The author seems to have given CK his own reaction to that. JMO, JMO.
Edited by BevK (12/27/1712:52 PM) Edit Reason: deleted some of the original rant!
Power corrupts. I liked the comics, too. It's a pity Landis is, so far allegedly, worse than he presents himself. It won't change my opinion of AA, but I can't help think what's being said will affect the way people see the comics, too.