Many graphic novels have attempted to ground in reality the notion of superheroes living in the real world, but very few have done so with such finesse and skill. Named after the famous comics character by his parents, Laura and David Kent, Clark has grown up detached and alienated by his stupid moniker. Then one night, life imitates art and Clark, like the bane of his life, can fly. Suddenly he has superpowers. Suddenly he is Superman! And suddenly the small boy from a small town is thrown into a big, big world that may be far more demanding than even he can handle. Heaped with praise, this new and brilliant alternate reality for the Man of Steel takes all that has gone before, throws it in the blender and creates something beautiful.