The SuperManual: Man Of Steel

Release Date: June 14, 2013

The story: The movie begins on Krypton, as Superman’s father, Jor-El, fails to stop the destruction of his home planet. He sends his infant son, Kal-El, to Earth, where he is raised by a kindly pair of Kansas farmers. Pa Kent gives young Clark strange advice about not using his powers publicly and is killed by a tornado. Kryptonian supercriminals led by the brutal General Zod escape their extra-dimensional prison and come to Earth with the stated goal of turning the planet into a new Krypton—with the body count that that implies. Superman introduces himself to the world in the worst way possible, failing to save thousands of people in Metropolis during Zod’s attack. He eventually wins by murdering Zod, an action that remains controversial among fans. The movie ends with Superman established as the world’s most powerful being, dedicated to …

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