John Cleese to write Superman comic

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John Cleese to write Superman comic

Post by Kean » Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:29 pm

I haven't read a Superman comic in years, but I might just pick this one up:

http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/new ... s&id=23591

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Post by dik pose » Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:19 pm

ohhh, this might actually be good. I will want to pick it up.

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Post by Johnny Neat » Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:10 pm

Interesting.. but could it be a joke :?:
Since when has Cleese written a comic :?:
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Post by Jason C-M » Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:27 pm

John Cleese has done a ton of stuff, this doesn't seem out of line from him.

I think it's on the level, and certainly piques my interest. And I'll be looking at a superman book for the first time in I don't know when. It should be . . . completely different.
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Post by deantrippe » Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:42 pm

Here's the listing:
SUPERMAN: TRUE BRIT HC

Written by Kim "Howard" Johnson and John Cleese, art and cover by John Byrne and Mark Farmer

Get ready for Superman: True Brit, an original hardcover graphic novel with a humorous new take on the Superman legend, courtesy of writer Kim "Howard" Johnson (Monty Python: The First 280 Years) with some help in his comics debut from Monty Python's John Cleese. And with art by fan-favorites John Byrne and Mark Farmer, this book is sure to be Super!

In this veddy British tale, the Last Son of Krypton's rocket ship crash-lands in an English town even smaller than Smallville, where the infant Kal-El is taken in by adoptive parents -- the Clarks -- who raise their son Colin to hide his powers, because the worst thing anyone can do is stand out in the crowd. But when Colin grows up to become a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Smear, a powerful tabloid newspaper dedicated to uncovering the biggest story of the century, he finds that the key to his success may be in going public. What will the neighbors think?

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 13
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Post by douglas a. bot » Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:52 pm

what a rum to do. I wonder if he gets to fight Spiny Norman and save a bad female impersonator.
Looking forward to this'un.

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Post by Matt: Lord of The Pies » Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:26 pm

This just shot up into my "Top 10 Must Have For This Year" list. I've always been a fan of the "Elseworlds" stories, and John Cleese just seals the deal for me.
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Post by Johnny Neat » Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:59 am

John Byrne :!: :?:

I'm in baby... I'm in :!: 8)

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Post by ipanema » Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:37 am

Yeah! I was reading about this in the comic book store today! I'm eagerly awaiting this one.

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Post by deantrippe » Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:35 am

I don't know. I read the preview in Previews and it wasn't even remotely interesting.

Maybe they're saving the good parts until after everybody has ordered no copies.

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