Superman's Metropolis (1996) comic books
Elseworlds. The boyhood dreams of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster combine with the vision of renowned filmmaker Fritz Lang in Superman's Metropolis, a remarkable Elseworlds graphic novel setting the Man of Tomorrow in the City of Tomorrow. Ted McKeever's beautiful painted art superbly evokes the powerful imagery of Lang's film and the classic heroism of the Superman comics in the story adapted by frequent Moebius collaborators Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, and comics legend Roy Thomas. Starring Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White and others, this science fiction parable celebrates the triumph of the human spirit against an oppressive ruling class, in which only the promise of a superman yet-to-come gives hope to the workers slaving in the bowels of the city. Written by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, and Roy Thomas. Painted art and cover by Ted McKeever. FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format. Cover price $5.95.