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“Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Return” Review

In 'Supreme: The Return' (1999), Supreme buries Shadow Supreme in the center of the Earth.
 

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In 'Supreme: The Return' (1999), Supreme buries Shadow Supreme in the center of the Earth.
In Supreme: The Return (1999), Supreme buries Shadow Supreme in the center of the Earth. Image Comics.

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One of the most extreme Supreme stories. Gift this comic to your friends and comic collectors on the occasions of Comic-Cons and festivals. Available on Amazon.

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Alan Moore follows his Eisner Award-winning “The Story of the Year” supreme script with “The Return,” presented here in its entirety for the first time. Featuring the art of Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong) and ingenious flash-back sequences by Rick Veitch. Plus, cameos by Gil Kane and Jim Starlin.

Critically, Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Return, is one of the most extreme Supreme stories. After the defeat of Darius Dax, Supreme’s enemies are freed from the Citadel. Dangerously, Supreme and Suprema must stop them before they cause carnage.

Together, legendary writer Alan Moore and artist Chris Sprouse collaborate on the story. Though extreme, the writing highlights the heroism of the main protagonist. Nevertheless, the art in the book is characteristic of the Extreme Universe: muscular, extreme and carnaged.

Moreover, Supreme vs Shadow Supreme!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Supreme and at Comic-Cons and festivals. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Supreme! And Suprema!

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This comic showcases Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Return. One good feature of this graphic novel is that it is available in Hardcover format. It is published by Image Comics.

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  • Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Return.
  • Publisher: Image Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 258 pages.
  • Hardcover format available.
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2003.
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.75 x 10.25 inches.

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To begin, this comic follows Supreme: The Story Of The Year. Here, we find out the fate of Darius Dax, Supreme’s archnemesis. Dangerously, Supreme faces an invasion unlike any other as he struggles with his personal life.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the action, the characters’ muscular physiques and the cosmic adventures. This is the comic to own in order to build your Supreme collection.

This product has 42 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.2 out of 5.

The customer review said: “But seriously, out of the many graphic novels created by the great Alan Moore this is definitely a winner. Most people would remember Moore for his work with Watchmen [a.k.a. the greatest graphic novel ever told], V For Vendetta, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, Batman: The Killing Joke, Miracleman [or formerly known as Marvelman], Tom Strong, Swamp Thing, and other comics, SUPREME: THE STORY OF THE YEAR is a winner in its own merits. Moore recreates [Rob] Liefeld’s Supreme as his own Superman, after crafting the classic “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow.”

In addition, there are 9 negative global ratings. One negative review pointed the poor quality of the collected format: “I was hoping to be able to get a collection of this wonderful material so that I would never have to remove my originals from the sealed mylar plastic bags which I have in various safety deposit boxes around the world, but the production quality that Checkerbook has employed is terrible. If you intend to read these stories just get the original copies, 27$ is too much to pay for such a sub-standard quality thrown together collection like I did.”

Overall, this comic was good.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

  • Hardcover format available.
  • Good writing.
  • Extreme Universe.

NEGATIVE:

  • Not enough customer review ratings.
  • Poor quality of collection.
  • Expensive hardcover.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW RATING:


I recommend this comic as one of the most extreme Supreme comics.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Fan Theory: Alan Moore’s Supreme Is A Silver Age Superman Analogue That Created The Image Universe

 

FAN THEORY

Writer(s)

Al Gordon


Penciler(s)

Dan Jurgens


Colorist(s)

Ron Rife, Steve Oliff


Cover

Alex Ross


Publisher

Image Comics


Publication Date

February 05, 2003

IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS

AT DC AND IMAGE, SUPERMAN ANALOGUES GUARD THE BLEED

In our previous article, we argued that Superman analogues at DC Comics and Image Comics guard the Bleed. When the Wildstorm Universe joined DC Comics in 1999, The Authority first appeared. This Anti-Justice League guarded the Bleed. Additionally, it housed Apollo, a Superman analogue. Another Superman analogue, Mister Majestic first appeared in Image Comics in 1994.

In Captain Atom: Armageddon, he worked to protect the Wildstorm Universe from destruction. At Image Comics, Supreme and his alternate versions protect the supremacy. Really, similarities between Supreme and Thought Robot suggest his story may have created the Image Universe. Let’s explain.

Supreme and Radar. Image Comics.

 

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IN THE STORY OF THE YEAR ALAN MOORE CREATES TEAM SUPREME

Team Supreme. Image Comics.

LIKE THOUGHT ROBOT, SUPREME’S STORY IS CENTRAL TO IMAGE COMICS

THE SUPREMACY PROVES SUPREME IS A STORY

In Superman, The Greatest Story: How Art Deco Meets Plot Device, I argued Superman’s story popularized the superhero genre. Specifically, Grant Morrison suggests the Thought Robot created the DC Comics franchise. Similarly, Supreme may be the central story at Image Comics.

Like DC’s Limbo, the Supremacy is a form of Image Limbo. At DC’s Limbo dead or forgotten characters exist. At Image’s Limbo, Supreme’s amnesia as well as revisions in his continuity are associated with alternate versions. In addition, it is a form of Limbo for Supreme who was once forgotten on Earth. In many respects, Supreme is a story like Thought Robot.

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SUPREMIUM CAN WARP REALITY

In The Story Of The Year, Alan Moore gives a revamped origin of Supreme. Originally, Supreme gained super powers after exposure to Supremium while an infant. Incredibly, he developed the typical powers of a Superman analogue: super strength, super speed, super vision, senses, flight, intelligence.

Importantly, we learnt that Supremium can warp reality. In the case of his arch-enemy, Darius Dax, his experiments with Supremium created a temporal paradox causing him to time travel. In addition, it may have caused Dax’s dimensional transport to Daxia upon death. In fact, it is a form of Limbo containing the possible versions of Dax.

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL, SUPREME MET JACK KIRBY

In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall. This is the literary process where a character is aware of being a creation in a work of literature. Here, Thought Robot is either aware of the Presence, the Writer or the reader.

Similarly, Supreme can break the Fourth Wall. In Supreme: The Return, Supreme meets with the Writer, Jack Kirby. While investigating ideas invading Earth, Supreme meets with the Monarch. And he finds out the Monarch is the Writer who tells him Supreme can achieve virtually anything. In essence, he has limitless power.

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Image Day Series: WILDC.A.T.s. Face The Kherubim/Daemonite War

Many members of WildC.A.T.s. are Kherubim warriors.
 

IMAGE DAY SERIES

The WildC.A.T.s. AP Photo/Image Comics

IN CRISES

THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR

You may have seen the TV show in the ’90s: Spartan, Grifter, Zealot, Warblade and Co. participate in a war between two alien races. In Season 1 Episode 6, Majestyk awakens from a stasis pod. He immediately assumes command of the WildC.A.T.s. to Spartan’s reluctance. He intends to oppose Helspont who seeks an orb that can conquer the universe.

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VOLUME 1 COLLECTS THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR

In ‘WildC.A.T.s’ (1992) #1, we are introduced to the Wild Covert Action Teams. AP Photo/Image Comics

Volume 1 collects the Kherubim/Daemonite war. Volume 1 collects the following issues:

  • WildC.A.T.S Covert Action Teams – Collects # 1-4
  • A Gathering of Eagles – Collects # 10-13
  • Homecoming – Collects # 21-27
  • Gang War – Collects # 28-34

Despite being an Image series, the series suffered from frequent delays. After September, the frequency would decrease and it would take at least two years in order to get on a monthly schedule.

The Alan Moore run suffered from the lack of a consistent artist and missed deadlines. Though it added some significant contribution to the mythos.

THE KHERUBIM

The Kherubim are human in appearance though they are stronger, more durable and virtually immortal. The downside is that Kheran are almost infertile and rarely produce offspring. However, Kheran do have the ability to produce offspring with other species, such as the existence of Kheran/human hybrids. Some Kheran are known are Lords and are more powerful, with abilities to manipulate energy and other psionic abilities.

Shapers are a subspecies of Kherans. They are shapeshifters and they are able to change their bodies into a mercury-like substance. The Titans are part of Kherubim society and are purple in appearance. They can increase or decrease their mass. They have large yellow horns on their backs. When they change their mass, they lose intelligence.

 

Many members of WildC.A.T.s. are Kherubim warriors.
Many members of WildC.A.T.s. are Kherubim warriors. AP Photo/Image Comics.

THE DAEMONITES

The Daemonites are reptilians from the planet Daemon that are capable of possessing host bodies. Daemonites need to possess someone in order to survive on a planet other than their native planet such as Earth. When a Daemonite possesses someone he has access to all the abilities the host has.

The Daemonite can change the host into its Daemonite form for a short period of time. Daemonites are near immortal. They have the ability to regenerate from injuries. The Daemonites are often drawn with sharp claws, sharp teeth and hunched. Though Daemonite Lords like Helspont look different.

A Daemonite. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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THE KHERUBIM/DAEMONITE WAR STARTED MILLENNIA AGO

In 'WildC.A.T.s' (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle. AP Photo/Image Comics

Millennia ago the Kherans came into contact with the Daemonites and a war erupted between both species. This war would last several centuries. A small group of Kherans and Daemonites would crashland on Earth and would inspire humanity with tales of gods, angels, demons and monsters. Their conflict would continue till the end of the 20th century, while in space the Kherans would go on to defeat the Daemonites. Kherans imposed heavy indemnities on the Daemonites and their society went bankrupt trying to pay them off. Khera allowed Daemonites to migrate to the more prosperous planet, but all Daemonites on Khera had to live in ghettos.

-“Kherubim,” Image Comics Database

Dave Freeman

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LINKS

WildC.A.T.s in Image Comics Database.
THE WILDCATS: FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE WILD STORM in TC.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Comics Database.
Kherubim in Image Comics Database.
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Image Day Series: Who Are The WILDC.A.T.s.?

 

IMAGE DAY SERIES

Dave Freeman

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

INTRO

You may have seen the TV show in the ’90s: Spartan, Grifter, Zealot, Warblade and Co. participate in a war between two alien races. The show was successful though it ended after Season 1. WILDC.A.T.s. was even made in a Super Nintendo video game.

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‘W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.’ (1992) #1 SHOOK THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY

In ‘WildC.A.T.s’ (1992) #1, we are introduced to the Wild Covert Action Teams. AP Photo/Image Comics

Wildstorm was the dream of two childhood friends, artist Jim Lee and writer Brandon Choi. Early on, Lee worked for Marvel on projects like “Punisher War Journal” and “Uncanny X-Men.” His art got him notoriety and recognition.

Eventually, Lee quit Marvel and originally set up Homage Studio which would become “Wildstorm.” Then, Lee recruited his childhood friend, Brandon Choi and they would release their first comic “WildC.A.T’s: Covert Action Teams #1.”

WHO ARE THE W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.?

Lee and Choi imagined the WildC.A.T.s. as a different brand of superheroes. The premise of the first issue was the millennial war between two alien races: the Kherubim and the Daemonites. Unfortunately, the war was transported to Earth and both races formed teams and organizations in order to eliminate each other.

The leader of the team was a Kherubim synthoid named Spartan. He recruited other Kherubim warriors such as Lord Emp, the Coda Warrior Zealot, the Kherubim Half Breed Maul, and Warblade who could change his body into weapons.

 

We are introduced to the concept of the Kherubim and Daemonites, two ancient alien races who have been at war for millennium and brought that war to earth thousands of years before. The Kherubim were immortal, very powerful, and human in appearance who breed with humans over the years creating super powered beings known as half-breeds in the process. The Daemonites are body snatchers by nature and inhabit key beings of power, such as their current leader Helspont who inhabits a powerful alien body. So by 1992 these two races had used Earth as a battleground and the war was ramping back up again. 

-“The WildCats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm,” TC

Dave Freeman

VOLUME I

The first issues involved the WildC.A.T.s. fighting the threat of the Cabal. Four issues in, the WildC.A.T.s. had to face Rob Liefield’s Youngblood over the Daemonites having taken control of Vice President Dan Quayle. A modified Youngblood team took on Supreme in ‘Supreme’ (1992) #1.

The first crossover of the series was with Mark Silvestri’s “Cyber Force.” Two important characters were going to be introduced during Chris Claremont’s “the Gathering of Eagles”, who were Mister Majestic, the Superman analog, and Savant, Zealot’s sister. Alan Moore would take over the growing “Wildstorm” universe with issue #21.

In 'W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s.' (1994) #7, the W.I.L.D.C.A.T.s. meet Cyberforce for the first time.
Dave Freeman

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ALAN MOORE TAKES OVER ‘WILDC.A.T.s.’ IN VOLUME I

In 'WildC.A.T.s' (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle.
In ‘WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams’ (1996) #28, Mister Majestic leads a new WildC.A.T.s. team in battle. AP Photo/Image Comics

In the ’90s, though he was sought after, comic writer Alan Moore refused to work for DC and Marvel and remained secretive. Instead, he decided to work for growing comic companies and small-scale projects.

He found his way to Liefeld’s Extreme Studios to work on Supreme and Youngblood but also released the still unfinished 1963 through Image. Moore’s run on WildC.A.T’s could have been one of the most satisfying super hero stories I’ve ever read but was marred by replacement artist after replacement artist.

-“The WildCats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm,” TC

In the “Homecoming” storyline, the WildC.A.T.s. are stranded on Khera while Mister Majestic and Savant are on Earth and believe them dead. During the run, Mister Majestic becomes the leader of the WildC.A.T.s. on Earth.

Dave Freeman

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SOURCES

The Wildcats: From The Beginning To The Wildstorm in TC.
WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 in DC Database.
Cabal in Image Database.
WildC.A.T.s in Image Database.
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Database.