You know, if you want Superman but not the continuity requirements, DC tends to be a lot better than Marvel with putting out standalone stories. Might I recommend,Chopper wrote: ↑May 2nd, 2019, 9:50 amThanks for the suggestions folks, much appreciated.
I read a bit of Fables last night and it was great; really like it. The humour, the framing, the story: all excellent. It really brought home how great a job TellTale did on the Wolf Among Us, really cementing its place as the #1 Telltale game (for me of course).
I struggled a bit with Superman and Action Comics #775. I think it was to do with comic literacy, if that makes sense. I'm not up to date with the idea of universes full of all the superheroes and all the villains, for example (I don't really know anything about superhero stuff), and I found the lettering to be a bit crazy - for example the bolded words are meant to be emphasised in speech, yes? The emphasis seemed to be all over the place here, almost random, and contributed to my disorientation.
I liked the underlying themes and nods to the issues we are having with populism, and will read again when I've mulled it over a bit.
Kryptonite by Darwyn Cooke
and maybe Superman: Earth One (though I didn't love it.)