I read it one sitting last night and I think it bumps Secret Origin on my list of Superman Origins. I am suprised how mucn Yu reminds me of Roccafort, maybe its the roughness to the line work.
I found the very last scene between Supes and the El family devastating! A real new take on the end of Krypton. SO glad I read it!
I bought all of Birthright when it was on sale on Comixology, and yeah, it was great. I had only read a few issues, when it first came out, so it was nice to finally read the whole thing.
I also really loved that last scene. It's one thing for Jor-El and Lara to know (or hope) that Kal is safe, but to be able to see him, and he see them, right before, wow.
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Batman fights death, and Superman fights the impossible - Grant Morrison
I feel like it resolved a part of Jor-El's story that I never realized needed resolution. The moment for me was so much bigger than just the end of Birthright. Who knew that I needed Jor El to have a happy ending to his saga?
On it's own that story is crisp and really engaging, but the ending adds a huge chunk to the entire Superman myth that I didn't know was missing. Sentimental and reverential without being sappy!
I found this as powerful, if not more so, than Thomas Wayne and Batman at the end of Flashpoint.
(The Return of Jonathan Kent from way back was a tear jerker for me as well, but I think they were drafting off Henry Fonda's image from On Golden Pond... )
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