Every year for the past eight years, my wife and I have enjoyed the San Diego Comic-Con whether we could attend the event or not. This year, for those of you who don’t want to get lost in a convention hall full of sweaty fanboys, I have collected a reading list of comics in which you can get lost instead.
All-Star Superman, written by Grant Morrison with art by Frank Quitely, is the very best of what a superhero comic should be: wildly imaginative, escapist fantasy that somehow manages to inspire its readers to be better people. Simply put, Superman is dying. What does he do with his last days on Earth? The epic adventure isn’t bogged down with convoluted back story but the way it reinterprets classic superstories will delight any long time reader. The twelve book saga has been collected and recollected into graphic novel formats. So, it is easy to find at book stores and libraries.